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.  [...]

De Nuchtere Boerin, Mallorca, en Haar Wereldse, Onbevangen Zusje, Ibiza {Dutch}

De Nuchtere Boerin, Mallorca, en Haar Wereldse, Onbevangen Zusje, Ibiza {Dutch}

Deze twee zuster-eilanden zijn als dag en nacht. Waar het ene zusje de boho-queen en de artistieke, hedonistische, zwevende vrijheidsliefhebber is, niet zelden in een witte Range Rover, is het andere zusje, back to basics, stevig met twee benen op de grond, en doet zich niet beter voor dan ze is; ze durft echt te zijn, neemt niet meer, maar zeker ook niet minder plaats in, is no-nonsense en rijdt in een oude pick-up of op een snelle racefiets.

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 [...]

Traces of Gloria.

Traces of Gloria.

It’s Tuesday, 3.30 in the afternoon, it rains cats and dogs and it storms outside. I’m sitting under a warm duvet and furry blankets, just lit some candles and I’m reading a book about two French farmers “Mariculous Abundance" by the light of Dorus’ e-reader. Phone off. Cats sleeping next to me. Sounds cozy, right? [...]

It was a great holiday and now back to work!

It was a great holiday and now back to work!

I’m here for a longer time than I have ever lived in Amsterdam. I didn’t realise this until a few days ago. These are our last weeks in this small coastal village in the West. Yesterday afternoon a couple came to see the apartment. They probably will be the lucky tenants after us, happy as [...]