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SP0159 - Organic olive farm, Iznajar, Andalucia, Spain
We have given this property a rating of 4 on our Sustainability Rating. This is based on the following answers to our questions. Please note that the answers are given by the owners and are not validated by us.
Largely thick stone wall and insulation blocks.
Double insulated with foam and rock wool.
Wood burning stoves.
Solar (with small back-up gas heater).
Wood and facility for gas cooking.
Rainwater collection/storage system.
Large vegetable gardens over 5 terraced areas, fruit cage and young fruit trees. Chicken house/secure enclosure and bee hives.
Food production - %?
50% but potentially considerably more.
Olive production, honey production and possibly letting.
Owners opinion on sustainable features:
Totally off-grid but with back-up options if required. Grey water collection system for garden irrigation. Normally self-sufficient for firewood. Highly self sufficient.
The property has been upgraded to offer the potential for a low cost, self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle.