off-grid adventures

Off-Grid Explorations Part 2- Almond Picking in The Garden of Eden

Our off-grid road trip in Aragón continued with a weeks stay with ex-corporate high fliers Paul and Hermine in the mountains of Calaceite, a small village in the heart of España vacía. What was it that made them ditch their corporate life in favour of the simple life in the mountains of Spain? And what else were we going to learn about the realities of off-grid life?

the simple life

Off-Grid Explorations Part 1- The Valley of Dreams

This summer I decided to go and see for myself what all this off-grid living is really about. Do I really have what it takes to live the simple life and am I really prepared for such a change? I went to visit ex-city boys Max and Nick on Freedom Farm to find out.

wisdom

Wisdom From The Field of Ninnu- An Interview with Gian Marco.

Instagram followee turned friend, Sardinian organic farmer Gian Marco shares his knowledge of synergy gardening, permaculture, wwoofing, changing the world and gives advice for those looking to take the plunge into the wild world of organic farming. Uplifting and philosophical, this conversation is for anyone wondering if there is another way and if so, what it might look like.

Daring to Dream- Reflections of an Ex-Naysayer

Warning: this article contains strong inspirational language that may offend realists, naysayers and general piss-on-paraders. Recommended for those seeking to fan the flames of their dreams, live a life of true purpose and value and transform themselves in the process.

off-grid dreams

Off-grid Dream 6 Months in- How Far Have I Come?

A new community, permaculture explorations and co-creation in action- reflecting on what I have learnt so far as I follow this off-grid dream. We are now at the end of June 2020 and things seem to have slowed down and sped up at the same time. The fire that I spoke about back in January when I made my declaration to the world is still going strong but the initial...

love lessons from lockdown

Lessons in Love from Lockdown

Commitment, hospitality, and getting what you wished for: what I learnt after over 60 days of being in strict quarantine with my Argentinian in-laws It has been 5 months since I started writing articles for this blog and in those 5 months, life has changed dramatically. Back in January when I made my pledge to the world and declared that ´I want to live in a close-knit community´, I had...

authenticity and self-empowerment

Authenticity, self-empowerment and co-creating a more beautiful world.

Over-used and oversaturated, authenticity is a modern age buzz word. But don´t underestimate its power to transform you into a powerful agent of change. In the post I share how I used a challenging relationship with my boss to discover my own person power and how this seemingly small victory can ripple out to chnage the world.

flying free off-grid

An off-grid life with less than 14k- Is it possible?

I´m dreaming of an off-grid life and impatient to leave the city. But how much is really possible when you don´t have a few hundred grand tucked away? This is the question that I have been asking myself these last few days. With the global situation looking ever more bleak and an economic recession no doubt imminent I am wondering if this could indeed be the golden opportunity in disguise...

grateful

April Gratitude Challenge: Voices from Quarantine

5 days of deep, radical gratitude in a time of crisis. Here are your voices: Laura, Madrid, Spain Day one: Today I am trying to be both grateful and positive. My father is in the hospital on a ventilator diagnosed with COVID-19. This is not an illness only for the frail and elderly or those with pre-conditions. My father doesn’t smoke or drink. He exercises every day and eats very...

Fierce Love of the Goddess

The Fierce Love of The Goddess

The key ingredient in the creation of A More Beautiful World Maybe it can all seem a bit too fanciful, too over the top, too good to ever be true, all this talk of A More Beautiful World. Even I doubt that its creation is possible when I read the news and see the chaos and negativity that seems to engulf us. How can I sit here writing about A...