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Finca Feliz - This is where we lived...


This is where we lived… day in day out…. endless traffic jams…. packed with people… constantly in a hurry… everywhere hurry… Crowds, cars, busses, bicycles, trams, trains, airplanes… people all around who need to go somewhere, do something… Consumption, stuff, lóts of stuff… Property, status, owning more than your neighbour… being higher on the social ladder… Competition, in any area…
We simply couldn’t take it anymore! We wanted to be away from this! Away from this craziness, away from this weird self created mad house! We just want to do what we love to do! In a physical environment we enjoy!
But how?


Finca Feliz - Look around in France



We start with searching on the internet, looking for more quiet areas… places where the population density is less than 6445 citizens per km2… The Netherlands is not an option anymore. France? Sounds good, especially because we both speak the language…. enough quiet places but ow, way too expensive for us… the more so because we want to have a big piece of land with it for our own food forest. Nope, it’s not going to work here… another country then…


Finca Feliz - Do research in Portugal


Portugal! Also very beautiful and in Western-Europe, not too far from the children… accessible we think. Beautiful places indeed, fare prices but wow, really far away from the civilised world. Hours away from airports, construction markets, supermarkets, cities or the coast even… no that’s a bit too isolated for us… living as hermits is not what we want, not for us, not for our guests…


Finca Feliz - Research enormous Spain


We’re loosing courage a bit… Okay, Spain perhaps? Can we find something there? Again going through a variety of websites… O? Prices seem affordable for us, also big pieces of land, renovation of the old houses doable… And the physical environment? Wow, what a big country! A lot of desert-like land and super touristic areas, especially along the coast… a bit more inland? How far then? Shall we have a look?





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