The sunny simple living blog contains articles about all things living off-grid (including solar power, water catchment and much more), keeping chickens and alpacas, growing your own food, working with volunteers and more. Click here for the full blog archive!
After the harvest, comes the oil: cold pressed, extra virgin, (uncertified) organic olive oil from empeltre olives, harvested by hand in Matarranya, Spain.
There are so many possible reasons for living off the grid - from dropping out to wanting a greener or more simple life, here are the most popular ones.
Brahmas are beautiful and friendly dual breed chickens - they lay delicious big eggs and have excellent meat on them. Is this the right chicken breed for you?
I took a step back, some time off from the blog, and realised all is well.
Picture: egg, kale and bell pepper breakfast bites. Will be replaced soon!
We love visitors... but unexpected visitors used to take up so much of our time. So we took control and have organised open days on the farm - a win-win situation!
Evacuating due to a forest fire is scary - but it helps to stay calm and have a sound getaway plan. And if that's not enough, nothing beats a community springing into action to help out!
Jam or marmalade. Cheesecake. Brownie. And Borage flowers if you have them, for decoration. This is the festive cake you've been looking for!
You might call them buns, or rolls, or just burger bread. And you might eat them grilled, or cold, or slightly heated in the microwave. These are super easy to make, and they'll disappear of your family's plates before you know it. Just try it!
We moved to an off-grid property to get closer to nature and become more self-reliant. This saved us money in so many ways... it has also cost us more than we had ever imagined.
First time hosting volunteers? These eight tips will help you prepare and make the whole process enjoyable and mutually beneficial!
There are hundreds of reasons to keep a little herd of alpacas on your land - we listed our top reasons in this post.
Ever wanted to know how these disgusting little black balls become heavenly olive oil or delicious eating olives? Read here how we do it!
If there's just one thing you must know about alpacas - it's that they're not llamas. Find out the differences here!
We're all busy. And we need our phone for people to reach us, and to stay in touch with the world. But do we really need that phone as much as we're using it now?
Spain has several ways to deal with the summer heat - heat-efficient building is one of them, sleeping during the hottest hours is another. Find out all about the tradition of siesta!
When I first moved off the grid, I was a regular personal assistant. Circumstances forced me to find another way to make a living - and that's how I became a VA.
I've been using Wunderlist as a to-app for years. We use it intensively throughout the day; for groceries, gardening, project planning, managing our pets and animals and so much more. Find out how it can help you as well!
We keep our chickens on rotating pastures with the help of electrical fences. Find out why and how we do it - and what we really think of the mobile chicken coop known as a Chickshaw.
Red Fruit. Cheesecake. Brownie. And Borage flowers if you have them, for decoration. I bake this one almost every week, for Coffee & Cake Thursdays.
Simple living means making time for what's really important, putting yourself and your family first and going back to basics. Everybody can do it - will you?
Banana bread (or you could call it cake) is easy to make, has that heavenly banana taste and lots of raisins and walnuts. Try it!
How can you make sure the friendly neighbourhood fox doesn't have your chickens on the menu? Start with these 7 practical tips. And stay vigilant...
These soft and chewy chocolate & banana cookies are easy to make and will keep yummie for days.