Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bio-construction: Recycled electric posts.

I found this construction in Mazarron, made with savaged electric posts. I thought it was a beautiful and functional thing. It is used as a shadow/terrace area in a restaurant, but the idea could be taken a bit further to provide … Continue reading

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About Bio-construction.

In a previous post I gave my opinion about bio-construction, saying that, for me, it should only be called so a building that was built using local materials. So, this is just a short post showing what materials are available at Quemao … Continue reading

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Foldable Hammock.

During one of my last visits to Quemao Viejo, I found these two large pine trees, and I thought to myself, “next time I need to bring a Hammock”. But, my brains can stop just there, they need to keep … Continue reading

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The long and winding road…

…that leads to Quemao Viejo, is narrow, unpaved, and about to disappear! All together it could seem like a disadvantage, but I find it quite charming. I asked locals, and some work could be done with a tractor to improve … Continue reading

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Bio-construction

What is bio-Construction? I don’t have the answer. Nowadays there are so many builders that promote bio-building and makes houses that seem to me like a normal house but with a “rustic” touch, that I honestly don’t know. In my … Continue reading

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Natural farming: No plough allowed!

Masanobu Fukuoka, in his excellent book “The one-straw revolution” ( which I strongly recommend), tells about the effect plough has in the soil. As a summary, he says that a crop farmer should not be a vegetable grower, but a … Continue reading

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Power supply: Solar energy.

There is no power supply from the grid at Quemao Viejo. I guess it could be brought, but I am quite sure it would cost a lot…and also I think it is very exciting to  produce one’s own supply of … Continue reading

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