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Living in a Magic Valley

2019-10-07T14:19:23+00:00

Bees, waterfalls, fruit trees, yurtlife on steep hills, a messy garden, rawness and feline cuteness! All in Magic Valley where Haico and Else worked hard to create a place to not only reduce their ecological footprint, but to give something positive back to the earth. It took us a long time to release this video, and in the meantime a lot has changed. The dream is still very much alive, but in a different format. Haico about this video: “You can see the build-up of our land in the summer of 2018. Our first year! What a lovely time. So [...]

Living in a Magic Valley2019-10-07T14:19:23+00:00

Off-grid living in Portugal: Moving on after the fires. Wendy Howard’s Quinta Do Vale [Benfeita]

2019-10-05T09:29:54+00:00

Wendy Howard is the personification of resilience. In 2008 she decided to escape the rat race and start a sustainable permaculture project in Benfeita, Portugal. Fast forward ten years and there is a blooming site where many aspects of the permaculture philosophy came together. Then disaster struck in the form of forest fires. In 2017, about half of the project got destroyed.  Wendy tells us about the inner guidance she experiences and how she still has a strong sense that she needs to be here, in Portugal. She is rebuilding everything, and after a grim winter, things are looking good [...]

Off-grid living in Portugal: Moving on after the fires. Wendy Howard’s Quinta Do Vale [Benfeita]2019-10-05T09:29:54+00:00

7 reasons why we want to go to Portugal in a camper

2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

Our first steps into #vanlife… We want to take our project to the next level and get serious about finding our better way to live. The plan is to get a campervan and travel to Portugal to live and work in sustainable communities. Of course we'll keep bringing you videos about all the interesting things we hope to discover. In this video we tell you the 7 reasons why we want to go to Portugal in a campervan.

7 reasons why we want to go to Portugal in a camper2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

How to have a smaller footprint and still live big – ‘t Natuurlijk Huus Vlog_#008

2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

In this natural home Agnes and Harrie live sustainably, yet super comfy. Featuring things like a heat pump, natural insulation, a rocket stove and straw bale construction. ‘t Natuurlijk Huus is a place where the boundaries of sustainable technology are explored.Website 't Natuurlijk Huus.

How to have a smaller footprint and still live big – ‘t Natuurlijk Huus Vlog_#0082018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

Comfort and simplicity – Peter Simons builds his own bio-house to live more self-sufficient

2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00

Peter and his family are homesteading their way to more financial freedom. With simple green techniques and natural materials like straw-bales and cob he is building his own sustainable house. Their ultimate aim is to live self-sufficiently with very little money. Visit their blog (Dutch) by clicking here.

Comfort and simplicity – Peter Simons builds his own bio-house to live more self-sufficient2018-07-28T08:33:19+00:00