People associate Spain with sunny beaches, sangria and tapas. Which is what a holiday at the coast is probably ...
Tour Of Our Off-Grid House – Mas Del Encanto
What does off-grid living really look like? Come on a little video tour ...
Our Story: How We Ended Up Living Off-Grid in Spain
How does an ordinary girl who’s living a standard life in Amsterdam with a ...
Harvesting Olives and Making Olive Oil – 2017 Edition
We've been harvesting olives and making olive oil since 2014... each year, ...
What’s It Like to House-Sit an Off-Grid Home?
When you live off the grid with animals, it's not easy to leave for vacation - or even a shorter family visit abroad. We often look for people to house-sit our off-grid house, and this is how it works.
Real Life, Blogging, And A Lost September
Update from our tiny off-grid farm in Spain, during a lost September in 2017.
Why you Can’t Visit Any Farm, Anytime
We love having visitors - especially if they're unexpected. Sometimes, we have to put a visit limit - or we'd have people over all day long - and get nothing done.
A Forest Fire in Spain – and Preparing for Emergency Evacuation
You might have seen them on television, read about them in a magazine, or even know one or two (online); people ...
Why We Chose Alpacas as Livestock for our Small Farm
We live on an olive and almond farm, and this is why we chose alpacas as the "perfect" livestock to keep the grass and tree shoots in check around our productive trees.
Harvesting Olives for Olive Oil and Eating
Olive harvest from A to Z - and pressing olive oil and preserving olives for eating too!
The Quest For The Perfect Rooster
Ah, roosters and cockerels (male chickens, if you want). It took us years to get one that does his job exactly right.
Taking A “Sunday” and Establishing Routines
Living off-grid means there's always a new project around the corner... and you can get stressed and exhausted if you don't take a break.
Every Story Needs A Beginning
How the Simple Living Spain blog started - because every story needs a beginning.
7 Reasons to Host Volunteers
There are so many reasons to host volunteers as a way to get things done on your farm... here's why you should consider it!