Living a sustainable life has become really important to us over the last couple of years. Fueled by a desire to be self-sufficient, we gave up on trying to live in the UK and traded countries to France. We would not have thought about doing this were it not for Dan’s parents who already live in France and adore the place. The thought of getting in debt for 30 years in the UK just to own some bricks and mortar (that we probably wouldn’t like anyway), because the housing market is so inflated, felt like a decidedly incorrect choice for us.
The Good Life
After searching for alternatives we came back to the idea of France which had been planted by Dan’s folks and their wonderful life there. In France housing is not seen in terms of a market but as something to actually ‘house’ people. Much more sensible and the prices are reflective of this.
So we bought ourselves a patch of build-able land in the lovely Charente department in the middle of France, named Les Vignes Basses – The Low Vines.
This blog will document our journey to sustainable living at Les Vignes Basses, please help us along with comments, suggestions and ideas!
Having stumbled across “Dan And Flees Adventures” on Collett’s facebook page. We are always interested in the lovely peoplle that we have met with Collett’s, so reading of your many adventures, found your website, on the very last page, I finally discovered, what it is all about. I like everything about it and we both wish you every success and sincerely hope that you enjoy the sensible life that you are developing for yourselves.
Best Wishes Bob and Linda
From Pedraces with Sam Mariza et al. We still enjoy active holidays and always take one with Collett’s in the Summer and one in the Winter 😀😀👏👏
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Hi Bob! So wonderful to hear from you! 🙂 I’m really pleased you like what we are going for, it means so much to hear positive thoughts! I’m sure you could see this culmination coming together in dribs and drabs when we were all together in the Dolomites 🙂
I really hope you and Linda are doing very well 🙂 and please pass on my love to all the grandchildren gang…I’m certain there can’t have been a better birthday cake than the winter sleigh 😉 tehehe…
In between the melee of all the building work I will endeavour to keep posting blogs and keep you up to date! If you guys happen to be visiting France anytime and fancy popping in we would love to see you 🙂
Love and Best Wishes, Flee & Dan x x x