This website presents the unintentional off-grid community of Cigarrones, and particularly our permaculture farm called Cortijo Vera. To follow what we are regularly up to, you can access our facebook page by clicking here.


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About us

We are Carol and Andy, we came to this very special part of Spain in the foothills of Sierra Nevada in 1991 to fulfill our dream to try and live as self-sustainably as possible. Working together with nature, we have implemented permaculture and organic growing techniques on our land to provide food and herbal medicine for ourselves and the community.

Throughout our time here we have gathered a wealth of experience and stories which we would like to share  with others and show that off grid living is not only possible but it can lead to a healthy and fulfilling life.

Consequently we are setting up courses to share our lifestyle and pass on the lessons we have learned.

The following video, produced in 2015, tells a more detailed story about us and our project.


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Contact us!

If you would like to buy some of our olive oil, join one of our courses or get more information, we ´ll be happy to hear from you! Please fill out the following form and we´ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, email us at cortijovera@gmail.com