Honesty means to admit - when the glass is nof full- that the glass is not full.
You can, however, see it as half-full or as half-empty.
Joy about the half-full glass grows with the awareness that one is part of something which is bigger than oneself.
When this awareness is alive, I can live with my mistakes and shortcomings.
To maintain it alive it's useful to keep one's focus on the whole, on that which is bigger than oneself.
In our ecologically kept finca there is constantly all sorts of work to do.
Caring for the garden, pruning the fruit trees, assembling compost heaps and experimental vegetable patches, making a supply of tomato conserves and firewood, building up stonewalls and working on fire protection.....
Within all these important activities we try to create beauty, art and a general "glow".
<< Ora et labora >> we would translate by: Planting garlic, feeling the beauty of the land and searching for the inner flow.
is slightly under 1500m high, in a natural park of Sierra Nevada (Southern
Spain), more or less in the centre of the triangle Almería - Motril - Granada.
The region, also known as "las Alpujarras", is considered to be one of the most
beautiful areas of Spain.
From Yegen, the nearest village, a four km long dirt road leads to it.
The sea is about 50 km away (20 as the eagle flies).
The distance to the nearest airport, Almería, is roughly 100 km and to Málaga airport 200 km (three hours by car).
There is a regular bus service to and from Granada, twice a day.
The guest house has electricity and hot water (solar panels), heating and the basic comforts.
As we do not have access to internet (and postal delivery is slow and
landline 00 34 958 34 33 06
mobile phone Thomas 00 34 628 36 19 95
or Gerda 00 34 636 11 54 59 (speaks little Spanish)