Simple Living in Spain: our personal experiences living off the grid and working towards more self-reliance in Matarranya, Teruel, Aragon, Spain.
Storm Filomena, January 2021
People associate Spain with sunny beaches, sangria and tapas. Which is what a holiday at the coast is probably ...
How Safe Is It To Live Off-Grid In Spain?
How safe is it to live off-grid in Spain? We’re not talking about safety ...
Keeping Animals in Spain: Getting Started
Thinking about moving off-grid and starting a farm (with animals) in ...
Off-Grid Stories: Sterre in Castellon
People who live off-grid all experience it in a different way; in this ...
Starting a Permaculture Homestead in Spain
We started a small-scale permaculture homestead in Spain wanting to grow our food and work with nature in a sustainable way, using permaculture techniques and frameworks. This is how we did it.
How We Have Super-Fast Internet While We Live Off-Grid
If you’re living off-grid and not connected to any main supplies, how is it possible to work online, record live videos and have super-fast off-grid internet? Let’s take a look at the options for connecting to the web when you live off-grid.
Tour Of Our Off-Grid House – Mas Del Encanto
What does off-grid living really look like? Come on a little video tour with me around our farm at Mas del Encanto in Spain for a glimpse of what living off the grid and moving towards self-sustainability is like.
How To Let Your Broody Hen Hatch Eggs For You
Caring for a broody hen, breaking broody hens, and all about hatching chicks naturally!
Moving To Your Off-Grid Dream In Spain – Without Being Taken Advantage Of
Too often, we hear stories of people who get ripped off when moving abroad. Here are a few things you can do to avoid disaster.
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 normal job, boyfriend and two apartment cats end up living off the grid in Spain on an olive and almond farm?
7 Things to Know about the Off-Grid Lifestyle
Throughout the year, we get a LOT of visitors who want to come and pick our brain about doing what we did - move ...
A Community of People who Live Off-Grid in Spain: the Facebook Group
Do you live off the grid in Spain - or do you plan to move off-grid? Join our Facebook group to share your stories and learn from other off-grid adventurers!
Why Working Online Is Fabulous When You Live Off-Grid
There are so many ways to make money when you live off the grid; working online can create a reliable foundation to pay your bills.
101 Things To Do Before Moving To An Off-Grid Property
How to prepare for your life off the grid? How can you learn about off-grid living, permaculture, homesteading, keeping animals and more, if you’re not able to DO it yet? Here's a LONG list of things to do before moving off-grid!
How Much Does it Cost to Move Off the Grid, buy Property and Become more Self-Reliant?
How much does it cost to move off the grid and start a new simple life, aiming for self-sufficiency? We go over the main financial implications and set your budget so you can take the leap.
How To Find and Buy the Perfect Off-Grid Property
Searching for an off-grid property, possibly in a foreign country where you don't speak the language, is not simple. We'll help you with 7 simple steps to follow in order to find your dream piece of land!
Harvesting Olives and Making Olive Oil – 2017 Edition
We've been harvesting olives and making olive oil since 2014... each year, we improve on our technique a little bit.
Working without an Office #1: Location-Independent Entrepreneurship
When you live off-grid, being able to make money from any location is a big perk. In this article, you'll read my story.
Real Life, Blogging, And A Lost September
Update from our tiny off-grid farm in Spain, during a lost September in 2017.
Recipe: Quick and Easy Pumpkin Oats Breakfast Bites
This is a winner at our bed & breakfast throughout autumn and winter (especially when you've got extra pumpkin or squash) - recipe here on popular demand.
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 ...
How Expensive is it to Live Off-Grid? Saving Money with an Alternative Lifestyle
Many people believe living off-grid is dirt cheap - or even free. Sometimes this lifestyle is great for saving money... and sometimes it isn't.
Hosting Your First Volunteers: 8 Tips To Make It A Success
Hosting volunteers is a great way to get things done on your farm. If you've never done it before, here are a few tips to get started and host your first volunteers.
Harvesting Olives for Olive Oil and Eating
Olive harvest from A to Z - and pressing olive oil and preserving olives for eating too!
Siesta! Dealing With Summer Heat Like A Spanish Farmer
Too hot to work? Maybe you'll need to do as the Spanish do... and just change your daily routine by adding in a "siesta" or afternoon nap.