How I Got Here

Some years ago, on implulse,  we shook hands with a Portuguese couple on the purchase of a ruin in the middle of a muddy field without any services.

Some years later we have created a home but continue to live off grid, without any mains services, using solar power for electricity, a bore hole for water and our own water treatment system.


It has to be said this can be peppered with its fair share of success and disaster which keeps us on our toes and means there is never a dull moment in the process of just 'living'! No flick of a switch without first considering if there is enough power in the battery or whether the bore hole is working at full capacity ;)) 

Added to this  I breed 'pretty' pigs, have two springer spaniels, treat the family both human and animal with  natural remedies and indulge in all manner of escapades. We are loving our adventure and I'm excited to  share with you some stories and photographs of life and love in the Baixo Alentejo area of Portugal..