We recently started work on an earthbag dome house, because its not like were busy enough, and we were lucky enough to have Marta along as a volunteer on the project. As well as working on the house Marta found time to film and edit an entire YouTube series on our crazy project!
Extra-virgin Olive Oil is not the only thing we produce at the Freedom Farm, we also produce hundreds and hundreds of kilos of organic, sustainable and hand-harvested Almonds every year. What does that actually mean though and what makes our Almonds preferable to the ones available in your local supermarket? Follow me on a nutty journey to find out!
Holly and Callum arrived after many weeks nursing their ancient campervan around France, Portugal and Spain, and it was a minor miracle when they made it up the long and winding road to the Freedom Farm.
Now back in Madrid and looking back on our stay, I would say that I took away a lot of practical knowledge from Max and Nic. Practical knowledge in terms of permaculture solutions for having hard terrain (no dig garden and hugel mounds) and how to get around not having access to water. It was a good insight into some of the considerations that you need to make when you set out on a off-grid venture and I feel like I have a much better idea of what to expect once I take the plunge and get myself out to the countryside!
This week we all squeezed into our car, with the trailer filled to the brim with shovels, pick axes, and pre-made sandwiches and headed out to El Gozo in Caspe to offer our assistance to a sister permaculture project in need of some helping hands.