Semilla Besada comprises a traditional cortijo, 200 mixed fruit and nut trees, 100 grape vines, 50 fodder trees, 6 annual vegetable growing areas and grazed pasture. It also has a flock of rare breed Andaluz Azul chickens, a rabbit warren, geese and bees.
Renewable energy is also a priority and we have solar power from photovoltaics supported by a wind turbine. We have solar water heating and cooking facilities. Our emphasis is on supplying as many of our needs as possible, and so we have solar dryers which enable us to store any seasonal surplus without additional running costs.
There is eco-accomodation provided in The Lodge, a 4 person self-contained flat, with extraordinary views south to the Mediterranean Sea and Morrocco ( on very clear days! ).
There is a single room ‘caseta’ and a caravan to provide accomodation for volunteers who have their own ‘PoopaDucha’ – a separate composting toilet/solar shower unit.
Three ruins are also contained within the land, one a former ‘cortijo’ and the other two were ‘naves’. Permission could be obtained to rebuild them.
We feel that the property has great potential and is suitable for a committed family/group, following in our footsteps, or could easily be converted to allow other possibilities, e.g health / retreat centre, or hostal. The farmhouse could easily be split into two smaller units.