2020 – the craziest year so far

Rural stone house

Things happened in the last five months that nobody would have considered possible. We have seen devastating wild fires, the threat of a new world war, a global pandemic, governments handling crisis very questionably, and now violent race riots in the US. Against all odds, the build continued Luckily, neither of us lost our jobs during the […]

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Things are progressing

The town hall called Sara to discuss how we pay taxes on the build. Surprised by this question, she asked whether that meant that we got the permits, because we hadn’t heard anything yet. The woman on the other side of the phone responded: “Well… when I call to talk about the taxes, that usually means that […]

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Nobody said that it’s going to be easy

As we already mentioned before, we were waiting for getting the building permits to renovate our house. We got told that it should be easy to get it but as it turns out, it’s not that easy. Regulations differ from region to region, and where we live, things are more difficult. Turns out that our house is […]

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Cleaning up – Part II

Tidy room

The Last time we went to our house, we could not finish cleaning up the insides. This is part II of the cleaning operation. This weekend we went there with Sara’s sister, her boyfriend and their two big dogs Trufa and Pintxu. After a nice lunch at a local restaurant, we arrived to the land. It was […]

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Wow, we just became landowners!

Us in front of our future home

After two years of searching, we finally signed the papers at exactly 12:28 in the city of Lleida. We are now proud landowners of land with a beautiful little stone house. We had fallen in love with this house 6 months ago already. It is the one we almost lost hope on. The negotiation was not easy […]

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We have been on the land hunt again

Screenshot of our Land Hunt map in Google

Every once in a while, when we collected a day’s worth of visits, we go on our land hunt. This weekend, we have made our way to the regions of El Pla de Santa Maria and for the fourth time to the south of Lleida. After having a good breakfast early in the morning we left with […]

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Our first steps into a new life

A windmill in Tarragona

Every adventure has to start somewhere… and here we are: embarking into a journey towards a more sustainable, independent and healthier life. Originally, I was hoping to start this first post with great news: “We just signed the contracts to purchasing a beautiful piece of land south of Lleida in Catalonia!”. Well, Sara and I came close […]

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