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Taking a major step in resilience

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  • Fri, May 10, 2019 - 12:33am

    Timon Vinke

    Timon Vinke

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    Taking a major step in resilience

Me and my family are (finally) taking a major step towards resilience.

We bought a property with 2000 sqm of land with a nice house in a rural area on the island of Tenerife, Spain, of the coast of Morocco. We’ve been living on the island for the last 2 years in a rented apartment and decided to settle for the long term. We’ll be moving in mid July.

Solar heating is one of first priorities as is getting the house itself in shape. After that, a long to do list. I think getting some vegetables and chickens going.

We’re really excited to make this move. It will create a lot of peace of mind for the family, but especially for me.

I’ll probably be back more often with questions. 🙂

  • Sat, May 11, 2019 - 08:07am



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    Nice! A House off the coast of Morocco

That is very exciting Timon.  It looks like 2000 sqm is 5 acres.  Enough space to have wonderful fruit trees, and lots of land that can be gardened.

Will you need to build greenhouses or is the climate moderate enough to grow year round in the open?

  • Wed, May 15, 2019 - 07:49am



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    Best of Luck

Good to hear you made the plunge. Solar heating both for personal use and for water is a good start and is something that can be done with simple tools and equipment. Conserve first then build more is a good idea.

How close is the nearby town? I ask because the idea of being out all alone in a “doomstead” isn’t the best way for resilience. Being a member of a small community is always better. Skills and resources that are hard to learn personally are much easier accessed with some sort of community. That you rented on the island, and so should be a member of the community will help.

Best of luck.

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