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!
What does off-grid living actually look like? Come on a little video tour with me around our farm at Mas del Encanto in Spain for a glimpse of what living off the grid and moving towards self-sustainability is like.
When you’re looking for help to make the Big Move to an off-grid lifestyle, not everyone will have your best interests at heart. These tips can help you avoid the pitfalls!
Hatching your own chicks is a fun way to get a full coop! But how can you tell if your hen is broody? How do you take care of a broody hen? And what do you do if your hen keeps leaving the nest? Read on for the answers!
How does an ordinary girl who’s living a standard life in Amsterdam with a normal job, boyfriend and two apartment cats end up living off the grid in Spain on an olive and almond farm?
If you’re planning to move to an off-grid property in Spain (or anywhere else, really) and you’re just going to read one quick article to prepare… this should be it. These are the 7 things I think everyone who makes the leap should know.
If your hens just don’t know when to stop laying… here’s a bunch of recipes to try and eat the extra eggs!
There are so many ways to make money when you live off the grid; an online business creates a reliable foundation to pay your bills.
If you want to add more chickens to your flock, hatching them yourself is fun! You can let your broody hen do the work, or use an incubator to raise your baby chicks.
Do you live off the grid in Spain - or do you plan to move off-grid? Join our Facebook community to share your stories and learn from other off-grid adventurers!
How to prepare for your life off the grid? How can you learn about off-grid living, permaculture, homesteading, keeping animals and more?
How much does it cost to move off the grid and start a new simple life, aiming for self-sufficiency? We go over the main financial implications and set your budget so you can take the leap.
Searching for a property to start an off-grid project, possibly in a foreign country where you don't speak the language, is not simple. We'll help you with 7 simple steps to follow in order to find your dream piece of land!
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.