Beautiful hillside finca with two yurts, solar panels and own well, a quick drive from the centre of Málaga city. Panoramic sea views, and a short walk from the small traditional village of Olías. Buses run from there to the city. El Palo, a suburb of Málaga with numerous schools, shops and services, is just 10km away, as is the beach. Excellent as a family or holiday home, or for retreats and eco-tourism.
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The property has 37 000 square metres of land. (3,7 ha; 9.1 acres). There are several dozen olive and almond trees, and fertile terracing with tomatoes, lettuces, aubergines, peppers etc. The hillside also provides plenty of wild mushrooms in the autumn months, and the entire property has been organic for around thirty years. There is access directly from the Málaga road, with an internal private track. The village has bars, shops and a small medical centre.
The two yurts, each of 35 square metres, were imported from Mongolia and have four-layer insulation and weather proofing, for comfortable temperatures year round. The centre of the roof opens easily to let more light in. Wooden elements feature colourful traditional designs. Fridge, cabinets and some furniture, plus wood burning stove, are included. Both yurts have wifi, and there is a landline phone.
Power comes from a 1.1kWp solar panel installation, with 3kW inverter and top of the range OPzS batteries, all less than two years old. Nine or ten months of the year this provides everything we need for fridge, power tools, laptops, phones, lights etc. December-January we tend to turn the fridge off at night, and run a generator occasionally to maintain battery capacity. The generator is included.
The bathroom, with hot shower and bath, is dug into the hillside. Raw rock walls; floor paved with stones from around the mountain. Water is heated by gas, but there is space on the bathroom roof for the installation of solar hot water panels. There is also an outdoor solar shower with views of the sea, and a well-managed dry compost toilet.
There are two tipis of 4-6 square metres, waterproofed and lightly insulated. Good for guests or AirBnB. See https://goo.gl/B9utRw for AirBnB reviews.
There is a six square metre tool-shed, complete with various tools. The shed has recently been remodelled, with extensive additional wall- and ceiling-mounted storage units.
We have rainwater collection and grey water recycling systems, which provide all the water we need for growing vegetables, even in midsummer. The property has a deep well with fresh water. We are in the process of installing the pump. Please note that the well is fully licensed, which is unusual in this area. The pump could be run by solar panels or a generator; we have the technical plan for the additional solar that would be necessary and could help you with installation if you wanted to pursue this option. Please contact us to discuss this. Alternatively, you could connect to the main electrical grid which runs along the edge of the property. Higher up the hill are water storage tanks with a capacity of ten thousand litres, which provide excellent water pressure.
Due to its size, the property is permitted a 300 square metre, one-storey bricks-and-mortar building. Development would need to be discussed with the town council. There is plenty of space for more yurts, tipis etc., and these do not require any permission.
We are asking €150 000 for this thoughtfully designed and well-loved, extremely sustainable property. We are available for consultation and so if you are new to this style of life and would like help in settling in we would be very willing to share our experience and explain exactly how everything works. We would consider selling or renting half of the property, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Price € 150,000
Price / sq metre: €/m² 2,142.86