The place

A beautiful, wild and preserved place

A beautiful, wild and preserved place

6 hectares of olive trees, almond and fig trees-so generous-in the middle of nature, surrounded by more than 20 hectares of wild hills with scents of pine and Rosemary… assured tranquility. No electrical wires, streetlights, fences, or any noise or Visual pollution. Beautiful rocks seem to be watching over the site. Nature is there, immense and inviting.

The project born in 2008 is in full development. Energy autonomy is acquired and food autonomy is on the right track.

 

Some pictures…

Some pictures of the place and activities in recent years:

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Where is Flores de Vida?

Coming to Flores de Vida in Aragon, near Maella

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The story of Flores de Vida

When I bought this place in 2008, it was only a dry and inhospitable land, not really conducive to human life or animal life.

The "vegetable garden" in 2008In the beginning was the (almost) desert…

There was no building, no water, no shelter… just olives, almond trees, and the Sun.

And 10 years later…

Through a long-term daily work and thanks to the participation of volunteers and friends, this place has completely transformed itself into a haven of peace and life.

Drying figs

At the agricultural level:

Over 1000 fruit trees have been planted to feed humans and wildlife.

A greenhouse and small agricultural buildings were built to facilitate the work of the land.

An agricultural irrigation system has been set up to revered the place and a body of water has been dug to create a micro-climate, sustain wildlife life, promote biodiversity, and make a water reserve for watering. It was also a swimming pool, at the beginning… and then it became the field of frogs.

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To make this place humanly welcoming, several works have been carried out:

A living base has been installed (yurts and caravans) and small wooden buildings, land, straw have been built: my Maisonette, the crudine (for crudiner), a recording studio (Hey Yes, I’m still a musician…), a cellar to keep the food, showers…

Dry toilets were made.

A borehole has been put in place to allow access to water.

Solar panels have been installed to be autonomous in electricity.

There is even Internet access via satellite connection, solar hot water, a washing machine… In short: a real little paradise!

And all this thanks to a sprig of madness, mutual help, a lot of elbow oil, recuperp ‘ and especially… This dream that animates me since I bought this place!

Learn more: Flores de Vida, year by year

Equipment and facilities

The layout, although still sketchy, already makes it possible to operate on a daily basis and to host a small team. There is already water, electricity, accommodation spaces, vegetable garden and orchard.

Water and electricity connection to an agricultural water network for irrigation a drilling for drinking water electricity by solar panels (for lighting, computers, and small electrical equipment (drill, juicer…) Satellite Internet connection

Sanitary 4 dry toilets 2 indoor showers with solar hot water a bathtub and an outdoor shower sauna (underground… hihi

The accommodation spaces 2 yurts of 26 m² 3 caravans la Casita (habitation de NAT ‘) camping areas in project (permit deposited): a space of 200m ²

Vegetable garden and Orchard several gardens are more and more beautiful and productive each year depending on people who can take care of them. The earthworms have returned and the Earth is more and more beautiful. Two greenhouses, for seedlings and fragile plants a great orchard to become. The + 1000 trees already planted offer abundant harvests. The Earth is in full regeneration a natural pool (squatted by frogs), which also serves as a water reserve

Outbuildings and various spaces small shaded meeting spaces a straw-ground crudine as a small common room a semi-buried cellar for storing fruits and vegetables and other things a Solar dryer a hut for tools, in the vegetable garden (with full of tools) a nice little workshop well equipped, and shelters for tools, materials and other things in project (permit deposited): a multi-activity space of 200m ²

Sports equipment a trampoline and a Slackline 2 swings quantities of accessories (sticks, weights…)

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