I am open to other locations as well... (even outside Europe)
Looking for a peaceful place with some trees, and create/take care of a small forest garden.
Maybe you know about some nice - not too expensive - areas, och other...?
Any kind of ideas are welcome ! Thanks
Have you thought about France ?
Firstly it has mostly a good climate not too hot nor too cold plus its quite cheap to buy once you get away from the big cities or tourist traps . For Some reason the French dont do much commuting so a circle 40 km outside most cities or railway stations and the price drops off dramatically . You can buy a reasonable house with some land for less 100,000 even less if you are prepared to put some DIY in .
Good health service and the Brits are everywhere :-
such as this place and I rent
Living in Anjou , France,
For the many not for the few
In Spain there are quite a lot of property for sale. Andalucia where we live is the biggest producer of organic vegetables in Europe, which means that there is quite a large alternative (and international) community. It is also marginally cheaper than the rest of Spain (bc it is close to the Costa del Sol). Right here on "our" mountain there are a fair amount of properties for sale - a various prices (from €6000 for a piece of land with a half built house on it to €1,7mill for an organic vineyard).
posted 5 years ago
Thank for both replies
@David: Nice place you've got! I have spent many summers in France in my childhood and speak french fluently, but I feel I want to move to a place that is sort of "new" to me... Visits are always nice though
@Dawn: Andalucia seems interesting, never been there, I hear there are quite a few permies there. Any areas you can recommend maybe? Thanks.
I personally think that the Valle de Guadhalorce where I live is extremely beautiful. I goes all the way up to Rhonda which is very very big on organic production (and wine). In Granada there is also a rather big alternative community around the village Monachil I think it's called (I personally think Granada is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter - I prefer the coast).
The further inland you go the drier - and also the cheaper...
I hope I can give you an insight of the possibility of considering Portugal to your options.
Permaculture and biological agriculture it's been growing a lot on the last years, there's a few community and cooperative projects ongoing and to be launched that I give you a few insights.
We, my wife, son and myself are buying a house in a village very close to this property. Ours has an acre of land just at the back with some good out buildings. The price of agricultural land at the moment in this area is very very cheap. € 0.57 per square meter. So you can have a large parcel of land, a reasonable house for a good price. In Germany.
The land is on the same belt as Kent in England, so is very fertile.
It is cheap because honestly there is very little employment in the area, and it just isn't fashionable to live here. That's fine for us