Totally off-grid recently renovated 4-bed, 2-bath house. Plunge pool. Large (3 car) garage/workshop. Additional outbuildings. 32,000m2 olive and almond farm, providing a potential annual income of €8,000-€12,000. Located in open countryside, 2.7km from the village of Montejicar.
Off Grid. Own well, plus 10,000l storage tank.
24-volt solar electric system. Solar hot water (500l tank). Satellite internet connection.
Farm. 210 olive trees, just coming into maturity. 130 almond trees (inc. 110 saplings planted in 2017).
Bed and Breakfast. We obtain €2,000-€3,000 per year through occasionally letting 3 bedrooms on Airbnb.
Montejicar is a traditional small Spanish town, with a lively social calendar. There are numerous bars, restaurants and shops, and a weekly market. It also has a school (to 16), a health centre, and dentist.
40 minutes from the cities of Granada and Jaen, 90 minutes from the Sierra Nevada ski resort and the seaside near Motril.
House Construction: Breeze block/render
Roof Construction: Part tiled, part concrete.
House-insulation: Part insulated with foam
Roof-insulation: 9″ foam blocks
Heating-house:Open fire + olive-pellet stove
Heating-water:Solar hot water with back-up gas boiler
Cooking method:Bottled gas range
Electricity:6 solar panels, 4 Rolls batteries, 240 volt Clayton inverter, Outback charge controller. Hard-wired backup charger.
Water:Own well. 10,000l storage tank.
Food-production:Mainly olives and almonds. Some cherries, apples, figs, pears. Plenty of space for annual vegetables.
Food-production-%:Not applicable – harvest sold
Income possibilities:The property is registered with the local olive oil co-operative. Olive tree harvest €4,000. Almond trees (once mature) €4,000. B&B €4,000.
Owners opinion on sustainable features:It would be possible to live comfortably off the income from the farm. With its large garage/workshop the property would be ideal for an artisan, or someone who can work remotely using the satellite connection.
Other:We moved here 6 years ago with no knowledge of farming, and have had all the support we could wish for from the people of Montejicar. The local community have embraced the refurbishment of la Casa en la Colina and have offered every assistance throughout.