Here live another community of Germans centered around this old cortijo in the estepa of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata near our home.
They rent this remote old farmhouse and surrounding land from the owner, a goatherd, for 150 euros a month.
Inside the old building is a lounge and kitchen.
There is a bathroom attached. All this is for communal use.
The small community live in their own old lorries or camper vans around the farmhouse and have their own private outside space. Here is Fred and Karin’s truck.
At the moment 5 people share the property and so pay 30 euros per month each although not all live there permanently. Fred and Karin say that they could do with a few more to get unit costs down further.
There is a well close to the house to provide fresh water and electricity is produced by solar panels and generator.