– anything is possible if you have the passion

There have been so many people interested in living at El Pocito, literally tens of thousands (incredible, but true), but who sadly either lack the courage or finances to take the plunge.  Well, courage is something that comes from within, the realisation that yes, you can do it, not get bogged down by the what if’s, and finance, well that no longer needs to be a stumbling block either, not now, not with the advent of crowd funding.

Indisputably, El Pocito is a unique property, that’s why it took us so long to find it (nine long years).  And had Maureen not got sick, had she not died, then it would have become even more renowned as a showcase for a new way of living sustainably.  Thus, for the right people, with the skills to use social networking and raise the necessary to buy it, that potential can still be realized, with zero capital.

Among the many possibilities here are: olive production/ wine making/ cork/ fruit/ bees/ courses (including: permaculture, organic growing, forest gardening, yoga, meditation, learning Spanish, ornithology, entomology…)/ therapies/ festivals/ yurts/ working holidays on the land/ an animal sanctuary (it is ideal for cats, as our bunch will testify.)/… the possibilities are endless.

As is the amount of land that can be incorporated.  The local council owns all the neighbouring forestry, and is keen to cooperate with any ecological project that increases their green credentials.  So, if life at El Pocito is something you are dreaming about then don’t be put off by the “ah buts” or the “what if’s,” just get a campaign up and running and go for it!  Lots of people have realised their dreams by crowd funding, and El Pocito is indeed a very special place.

Look forward to hearing from you.

1 comment
  1. Richard Pooley said:

    Hi Phil Sorry haven’t been in touch for a while, life’s been a bit tough! My wife has not been well at all and business ( handmade furniture and kitchens) has been getting harder each year. So last month to get rid of pressure and worry we decided to finish the business after 30 years and move house to get rid of mortgage. It’s given us almost instant relief! We’ve not moved far from Pateley Bridge, just a little nearer to Harrogate in a village called Dacre. Work wise we are working in peoples houses doing general handyman jobs and decorating. No hassle and getting paid for what we love doing! We are still aiming to move to France as soon as our youngest is settled in uni in a couple of years time. Sorry to hear you haven’t sold yet. Yes, you’re right by saying people just haven’t got the courage to take the plunge. They like the idea but don’t want to give up well paid jobs and smart houses! Some folks think we’re mad selling our lovely old cottage to move into a 60s dormer bungalow, but we’d rather be there than have a mortgage around our necks and financial pressure. Less is more! Thats why moving to rural France appeals eventually, self sufficiency and a simple life. It’s very hard to do that over here now with the price of property. Well, hope things start to move for you and you can find a fresh start. Regards Richard ( Pooley)

Leave a Reply to Richard Pooley Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s