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Starting to live in a cave house in Orce

Post by MSA on Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:22 am

We are Hilde, 40 years and Alain 47 years. Se is a watchman and he is representative. In 2014, our life changes completely.
Sep 2013 Alain moved to Spain, region of Huescar, to finish building our dream. Further July 2014, Hildewill leave Belgium with her daughter of 15 years.
Then we live in our Cave Housde. At 1017 meters altitude, on our own domain of 16 ha.
We are 6 km from the nearest asphalt, with no house in a distance of 5 Km. No electricity or water. We go ourselves with water, electricity, heat and eat as much as possible grow without compromising on quality of life. It is not intended to be real farmers for financial gain, but to provide for our sustenance with our own grown vegetables, eggs, honey etc.
From 2014 we also have our own prey, a red-tailed hawk. Well has been drilled to 130 meters, but only water to feed the cave we should care for rain and stream water provided for irrigation.
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Post by Dave on Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:27 am

Welcome to the forum. It sounds idyllic, and youve picked the best part of Spain. Orce is superb! We look forward to hearing more about your cave.

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Post by pete_l on Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:37 am

Hi Hilde and Alain,
It sounds like you have a good plan. A small-holding to provide food and independence. Though 16 Ha is a lot of weeding to do.

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Post by Dave on Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:28 am

pete_l wrote:Though 16 Ha is a lot of weeding to do.

 Plenty of goats around Orce to do that Pete!

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Post by Ponderosa on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:58 pm

My wife and I would like to welcome your family to the area; I had the pleaser of living and working in Belgium, it will be a very big change and will your daughter be able to cope with such a big change. Regards from Peter.
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Post by doobie on Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:36 pm

Hello and Welcome Hilde and Alain
Enjoy your new life in Spain Very Happy 


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Good for you!

Post by Jasonín on Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:44 pm

That sounds like a great project: a little self-sufficiency!

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Post by cuchillo on Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:52 pm

Wow! Looking forward to hearing regular updates! Very best of luck! cheers 

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