In the forested hills between the Pyrenees and Mediterranean Sea, Bastarra is a new project on terraced land abandoned 60 years ago, where now mixed oak and beech forests rise within this nature reserve.
Beside an ancient volcano, forest gardens begin to grow in small clearings and on the spoil heaps of charcoal burners, while a simple cabin and house are being built from the wood and clay found on site.
Nearby the old stone farmhouse has been rebuilt beside the spring - a rare occurrence in these dry hills, over which towers a great willow that can be seen from miles around.
This Permaculture project takes its lead from the slowly regenerating forest, aware of the fragility in this rapidly changing climate, and there is always time to sit and listen to the birds or the wind high in the trees, or wander the many tracks along this forgotten sierra, as monks once wandered between its chapels and hermitages.
We are just beginning to find our way here, you'd be welcome to join us.
Size of project site
People on site
4 - 15
June to September
October to May
- tent camping
- communally cooked meals
- slow: emails only
Bastarra is currently offering the following opportunities:
- Natural Building
- Meditation Retreat
- EarthHead! DAO
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