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Building a house in Spain

by on Feb.21, 2012, under Building a house in Spain

on the river

A couple of weeks ago, the most amazing thing happened. Greys and I bought a little piece of land in Spain, straight out of my dreams.

A little bit up in the mountains, on a river, just outside a sleepy little village, it even has an orange grove on it!

Absolutely gorgeous

The only snag? You can’t build there

….not ‘officially’ anyway, which is why it was cheap.

However, in practice, it seems we might get away with a ‘temporary structure’.

So…. what to do?               Here’s the plan…

orange grove

I shall build a home that is:

  • facing East
  • off grid (sort of a necessity since there is no gas nor electricity)
  • eco-friendly
  • made from recycled materials as much as is practical (cheaper too!)
  • beautiful
  • warm in winter and cool in summer
  • set in a forest garden that will feed us

          and finally, but most importantly

  • easy to assemble and disassemble                                     in one day

Impossible? Well….

I have some ideas


so stay tuned!

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