We hope this finds you safe and well in these challenging times.  We have been reviewing what the foreseeable future may be like for us and have some exciting news to share.

Live Zoom tours:

Event 1:  A LIVE zoom tour of the project by one of the founding members for people interested in what it is like to live in a sustainable community and our response to the Climate Emergency.  You can book via  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-on-line-interactive-sustainable-living-tour-2-hours-tickets-104329789208.

Event 2:  A LIVE zoom tour for young adults/children interested in what it is like to live in a sustainable community and how they can make a difference in this Climate Emergency.  We are also running a competition with this zoom tour for all participants with a chance to win a free on-site guided tour of the project once the COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.  You can book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-on-line-interactive-sustainable-living-tour-weekday-for-young-adults-1-hour-tickets-104428799350

We hope once we have tested the waters we hope to repeat these depending on the demand and also add some more technical tours.

Please share this with your friends and family. 

New eco home emerges from the ground.

A new eco bungalow starts to take shape here in Hockerton. As usual built far beyond the building regs…. at little to no extra cost! Similar onsite buildings have had net positive energy figures meaning they make more than they consume.

Eco house for Sale – Spain

– a simple home with forest garden set in a vast natural landscape. SPAIN: ANDALUCIA

An opportunity has arisen in a remote part of Spain to own a wonderful eco house. Phil Rooksby is selling so you can now buy – it’s resilient (off-grid + food growing + own water) and comes with land including a forest garden so if you are keen to get away from it all and live a low impact life this is the place for you. Please contact us at contact@hockertonhousingproject.org.uk for more information or direct to Phil – please mention our name because we can help with a discount.

75,000 euros or best offer – sale can be completed in two days.

Words from Phil: “Very briefly, I have spent my entire life moving towards a simpler/ healthier/ sustainable existence. To that end in 2000 we sold all our possessions and set off in a converted van to find a truly wild and remote place. Nine years later, after exploring all the forgotten corners of Spain/ Portugal/ and Canada, we found the one place that fulfilled all our criteria, here in Almonaster la Real, SW Andalucia, Spain.”

He went on to say

“That was in 2009. Where we built our cosy off-grid “tiny” (42m2) hillside house. Using stone found on site, powered by solar panels, and with its own borehole for the purest of water. Set in six very private acres (25,000m2) of what will eventually become a “natural” food forest, surrounded by 183,000 hectares of even bigger forestry/ wilderness.

Sadly in 2013 my partner died. Then this year I married again, and we just moved to Shetland. So, the house is ready for moving into immediately. All the paperwork is ready, totally legal, and could be yours in two days.”

If you are interested, the original asking price was 130,000 euros, but now has been reduced to 75,000 euros, or best offer. A friend in Almonaster la Real is ready to show you around.”

Full details, including lots of photographs/ videos/ even a tv interview, can be found on the pages of Phil’s website: https://elpocito.wordpress.com

If you have an Eco house to sell and would like us to advertise it on our site please contact us at contact@hockertonhousingproject.org.uk for our terms and conditions.

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