Project in Preparation
This grassroots project aims to build a freedom-oriented community in one of Spain’s abandoned historic villages.
Dutch, Spanish, English
First residents to move in mid-2023
Free Commune is a grassroots initiative aspiring to create a freedom-oriented homeowners’ community in an abandoned village in one of the least populated areas of Spain. Placed at a healthy distance from overbearing bureaucrats, yet equipped with water, electricity, internet, and road access, Free Commune welcomes people of all ages and nationalities. At the moment, community members work remotely, live off savings, or work seasonally elsewhere. The long-term plan, however, involves the creation of a self-sufficient economy relying, among other things, on cultural and agricultural activities.
The team has identified most of the owners of abandoned properties on-site and is in the process of buying out the real estate. In the summer of 2023, the first houses have already been purchased. By September 2023, the first houses will be renovated for the new residents to move in.