Feeding the Finca Demon – Do You Want to Quit Your Life & Resurrect the Alharía?

The question “Do you want to quit your life and resurrect the Alharía?” is a very serious one. Half a millenia ago, the finca offered livelihood for some hundred people. Now, there are four siblings left, fighting to keep their childhood home and restore it to its former glory. And they’re looking for a hand. […]

A Giant Leap Closer to Living in Spain

We have little reason to complain about living in an amazing, fairly priced rental apartment in central Gothenburg while pursuing meaningful careers. We like our jobs, friends and everyday habits. We’re also privileged enough to be embedded in a well functioning society offering public transport, libraries, parks and recreational areas, social service, health care, central […]

If you’re gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough – The should have, could have, would have run

By: Kristoffer I should have brought more water, could have paced myself during the first ascent and sure would have suffered way less as a result. Still, this run/stumble up and around El Hacho mountain was an experience to treasure! Since I first came to Gaucín, attempting to run from the village up to the […]

Breathing Life Into the Mountainside – An Invitation to the Garden of Eden

“If you are interested in forest gardening, permaculture and organic food production, you may want to come and see the finca near Estacion Gaucín that we have been working on for 19 years”, Stefan Lipka humbly suggests in a text message that we received a couple of weeks ago. We were, of course, greatly intrigued […]