Quemao Viejo is the name of a 9 acres plot of land in south Spain. In the region of Murcia. In the past, it has been used to grow almonds trees. Now, and fully respecting everything on it, we are trying to start a project of sustainability. Using just renewable energy, water recovered from rain, natural agriculture/permaculture…
The idea is to try to escape this rat race we’ve got ourselves into. By trying to put a roof over our heads in cheaper ways that spending half of our life paying just interest to the bank; consume in different ways; produce more of our own food, better ways of transport, making rural life more appealing…
Always trying to pass it on, and make others benefit and learn as well, so everybody can have a better life and enjoy more quality time.
The main goal would be to build a veterinary practice to treat animals with medicinal plants, as a way to preserve the vast knowledge about natural remedies in the area. The building will be made using locally available materials: earth, stone and wood.
As a mean to fund the practice, Quemao Viejo is planning many projects, like an off-the-grid camping that could look like this:
Another project is to set up the first Cave & Breakfast in the world!, by working in the little cave already in place, built a hundred years ago by a shepherd for shelter in the rainy days. This is “ Princesa” posing in front of the cave, where two people would be able to sleep and have a cosy night in front of the fire place. Some spaces will be set as well for off-the-grid camping in front of the cave:
Another project is to build in the trees, something like this foldable hammock:
What to do if you decide to visit Quemao Viejo? That’s really up to you! You may decide to do nothing, and just enjoy a book in a hammock listening to the birds with this views:
Or you may dare trying climbing Peñarrubia :
Or you may decide to go for a walk and enjoy views like this:
Quemao Viejo is also at a bike ride distance to places of great natural and cultural interest, like “ El salto del Usero”:
or the medieval city of Aledo:
or you can book a day out on horseback:
If you visit Quemao Viejo by car, you may decide to visit Murcia for a night out enjoying Tapas :
or enjoy the seaside at Mazarron:
Anyway, Quemao Viejo is a place to step back in time and enjoy nature. Hopefully you’ll want to learn about bio-building, natural farming, permaculture…without forgetting that we are a walking distance form the tiny village of Zarzadilla de Totana, where one can enjoy a well deserved beer or the locally produced wine:
Quemao Viejo is just a humble project. We try to post every Friday in this blog little histories about the place. Following the blog and writing comments is a great support ( so we know there is somebody out there!).
We hope you decide to visit, even if it is just to stand there and do nothing but stare at the views:
See you at Quemao Viejo soon!