We're a family with two young children(2 and 5 y.o.), currently living in the Netherlands. We are seriously considering moving to Spain. We wanted to move there, so we can finally start our own permaculture project/campsite. The idea is to get +5 ha of land where we can build our own passive house, and using permaculture for the landscape design, creating our own little paradise that we could also share with like minded people by making a small/quiet campsite on the same spot. We like to do things for the local community as well, maybe something for the local school, or maybe provide work during the season for locals doing for small jobs around the site. This August we are going to North Spain to visit some friends, but it would be great to meet other permies, that have done similar projects, and that like to share their experiences with us.
We will be back in Norther Spain with our caravan in August, on a project similar to what you are looking to create.
There are quite a few projects in the area, most private but all forming a small community of off-grid and permie follk.
We have not bought ourselves so I cant comment on that side of things but maybe knowing there are many others who share dreams of a similar nature (as we do).
Good luck in your search and maybe one day we may meet.
Thank you for your replies. We are currently in Calafell visiting friends. Still want to visit permaculture projects in the region. Mandy we will dedicate a separate trip to just visit Galicia and when we do, I will definitely send a pm. If anyone in this region has time and is willing to show their permaculture project that would be great. We will be here until the 17th of August. And we would love to hear your stories.
For now I’m going back trying to restore the compacted and dead on our friends garden. Two nights ago we had a storm and it was so sad to see the amount of water that just ran of the hillside taking most of the topsoil with it.
If anyone knows a good place where I can get composting worms here in Northern Spain, please let me know. So far I only found one place on Amazon Spain and I think they are on holiday.
I'd love to do something similar (build a small house, create a personal permaculture paradise, camping/renting out huts for extra income) so I'm busy researching the topic. A concern is that permits and regulations in Spain are complicated, and will prevent me from doing most of what I'd like to do. So I was wondering how is progress on your project? Have you gained any knowledge on the subject that could be useful to share with others planning to do the same?
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