Toilet Dreams and Nightmares.

Toilet Dreams and Nightmares.

Warning: this blogpost will be a shit story! It was seven years ago, when I first saw an eco-toilet. On Ibiza. This toilet didn’t use any water to flush the poop away to a place unknown. Instead, it stayed there, in a deep hole and we used sawdust to “flush”. The poop, toilet-paper and sawdust [...]

An eco warrior interview by Marlot Cathalina.

An eco warrior interview by Marlot Cathalina.

A few weeks ago I had the honour of being interviewed for a new Dutch blog about eco warriors, adventurers and free spirits. Seven years ago I met Marlot, founder of the blog, in Casita Verde, an ecological community, on Ibiza. Dorus and I were living here for two months and Marlot used to live [...]

6 Ways to Rewild Yourself Now.

6 Ways to Rewild Yourself Now.

As David Attenborough said in his latest nature documentary A Life on Our Planet: “WE MUST RE-WILD OUR WORLD”. Watching his witness statement of today’s natural world, Attenborough demonstrates the planet’s wilderness and biodiversity are rapidly declining, and it’s shocking proof.

Working on Our Dreams is Damn Scary & Uncomfortable.

Working on Our Dreams is Damn Scary & Uncomfortable.

It’s happening now…living off-grid on a piece of land on the Balearic Islands with my man and two cats. We've just started life from scratch. There’s land, water, solar energy, a compost-toilet and an old tiny shed which my partner is converting into a tiny home, and that’s about it. The rest we make ourselves.  [...]

A Taste of French Life, Green Gorillas in Autumn, and my Return Home.

A Taste of French Life, Green Gorillas in Autumn, and my Return Home.

Sometimes coming home is not as good as you hoped it would be. Coming back to the island however, it surely was. When I arrived last Wednesday by ferry early in the morning in Palma and my feet stepped on Mediterranean soil again, I felt butterflies in my stomach. Somehow I feel I belong to [...]

The Small Treats in Life, Friendship and Love.

The Small Treats in Life, Friendship and Love.

Yesterday it was my dear old friend’s 45th birthday and I called her to hear her voice again and to congratulate her with another fabulous year. I had to send her a Patsy and Eddie picture first. These two women are still so hilarious and some bothering negative feelings you might have, will melt as [...]

Eat Together without Phones on the Table and Other Lessons I Learnt from Starting an Eco Community.

Eat Together without Phones on the Table and Other Lessons I Learnt from Starting an Eco Community.

‘Community living’: to live with like-minded people, share food, ideas about life and necessities, support each other, work on projects together, have somebody around to have a chat or a drink with and respect everyone’s space. It’s a way of life which can be valuable, joyful and a way to learn from one another. Experiment [...]

Let’s Go Home. Unbreak Our Broken Relationship with Animals.

Let’s Go Home. Unbreak Our Broken Relationship with Animals.

If there’s one sentiment, one state of being, one need, that prevents us from learning and growing, it’s comfort. The modern human is addicted to comfort. That makes the fight against climate change and racial injustice so hard. Comfort, it’s the synonym for chicken soup.  At the moment I’m reading ‘Eating Animals’, a book by [...]

The Painful Contrasts in Today’s World.

The Painful Contrasts in Today’s World.

We live in an exceptional contrasting world. Unlike power and vulnerability which, if practiced consciously, strengthens each other, the contrasting forces in our world weakens the whole and therefore some important issues, such as climate breakdown and health, aren’t getting any easier to solve.