Project in Preparation

Free Commune

This grassroots project aims to build a freedom-oriented community in one of Spain’s abandoned historic villages.


Galicia, Spain



Dutch, Spanish, English



Development Stage

First residents to move in mid-2023



Current Situation


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.​


Current Situation

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.​

Get Involved

Free Commune is looking for people of diverse backgrounds aiming to establish a commune in which each member’s individual rights are recognized and respected.