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.
Last year we set the wheels in motion for a Green Building & Empowerment Course here at Les Vignes Basses. Word seemed to get around about it a little too late! And since the end of the original proposed dates we have had far more interest than we did prior 😄 C'est la vie! Thanks to this interest we are running the Green Building and Empowerment course this summer on the 22nd, 23rd & 24th August 🌞 The weekend will cover the principles of both the theoretical and practical skills related to straw bale building. Alongside this we will look at the house systems and the confident mindset necessary for fostering a sense of empowerment. Optional Hatha Yoga sessions will also be part of the programme each day 🧘🙏🧘♂️ This course is aimed at budding self builders as well as those completely new to eco-building who dream about creating their own, more sustainable life, debt-free. If this is tantalising your eco taste buds then head over to my bio and follow the link for more details. Several places have already been booked up - places are on a first come first served basis and are limited. Feel free to DM me regarding any questions you may have. We are so excited to share our journey and learning with others, to help instill a sense of empowerment over your own destiny through demonstrating an ability to provide some of your most basic needs 🏡💧💡 . . . #Permaculture #sustainability #Ecobuilding #empowerment #makeithappen #escapetheordinary #diy #yoga #retreat #learnnewthings #bethechange #sharingiscaring
Yule tidings to all🔥 Happy Winter Solstice ✨ Little by little the light returns to us now 🌓 #yule #wintersolstice #fire #light #rebirth #rejuvenation #winter
These dark, stormy days have me dreaming of the Portuguese coast. It was only a few weeks ago but it feels a world away. Roll on the winter solstice...it all becomes brighter after that 🌞✨ #Portugal #Algarve #Lagos #ocean #rockformations #travel #cycletouring #nature #love #outdoorlife
As I travelled along I found myself not only wanting to watch the sunset but actually becoming obsessed with being there, by the ocean, each day. This is a small sample of the billions of photos I took of the sunrises and sunsets over the Atlantic but also some of Portugal's flagship cities. I am a total sucker for the big glowing orb, no matter if the camera on my phone can't do it justice. Pinks skies.....all the way! #sunset #sunrise #ocean #photography #Portugal #Alentejo #Algarve #travel #outdoorlife #cycletouring #love #pinksky