Squattin / rebuild abandoned town in Spanish Pyrenees (1 Viewer)

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Lookin for people who are interested to build a micro utopia in one of the abandoned towns of the pyrenees. Open to painters, craftsmen, militants, writers, philosophers, punks, musicians, story tellers, poets, dreamers, pirates & anyone who wants to help !

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cool, weve had that idea often, when i was younger. never did it though.
 
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whos there now?
Depends, there are a lot of little ghost towns in the pyrenees. Some are half occupied or still used as holiday homes, some are completely abandoned. Im now at the moment with a friend in south of France, were leaving wednesday to explore the mountains for a month in search for a town with acces to fresh water.
 

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sounds like a good plan! wish you all the best with it and maybe in a year or so the wind would blow me towards the south.
 

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I'm in southern spain now, if you scout something good, keep me updated, Im always up for helping. I know quite some people that have done/are doing this, and if you want some pointers, also let me know.
 

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not all of em. They aren't so uncommon as in the states. There is even a lot of opportunities to squat castles, old churches... whatever. Some of the better condition ones have been restored and have caretakers, but these ones in the Pyrenees are so common that it isn't worth the time.
 

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Also, if you are serious about this, consider taking a legal route once you have found one that is suitable, and buy it. A friend bought one last year for 6k, just a parcel of land. After exploring it all he house found 2 springs, a river, and 2 settlements (one has 4 houses and a barn, the other 6 houses). You probably wont face much legal trouble squatting it (there are legal loopholes allowing squatting in Spain), but this is a lifetime project, and you never know when things might change in the future.
 

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If I can find a way to get there, I'm totally game. That whole passport thing has me tripped up at the moment.
 

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Wow! It looks so gorgeous! If you can find a clean, reliable source of water then you should be golden. :) If I were in Europe I would be heading for Spain as we speak... if you are serious about this then I'm sure you will still need help once I do make it across the Atlantic, and I would be thrilled to provide it. Keep us updated!
 

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I'll be making my way south this week . Planning to hit up Tarrega festival on the way to Granada and have to be back for a gig around the 20th of Sept. but I'd be really interested in such a project! Been talking about just that with many friends many times and i think one of them is actually working on a village in spanish pyrenees right now !

Hope to hear from you!
 

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i will be headed to spain in late december, id love for this to be a reality, keep me updated
 

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Where is this place and where can you find other places like it?
This is incredible and i'd be totally keen to get in on it.
I'll be in europe sept next year but could come earlier if it actually started getting set up.
 

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Cardboard can you expand on the whole buying a parcel of land for 6k? Where would you buy that from? 6k seems awfully cheap for something with a bunch of houses on it.
Also whats the climate like in the Pyrenees? what kind of stuff would grow there? i imagine the winter would be harsh as.
How far away from a city would these places be should we need to get some supplies from town or getting new people to join the place?
 

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