This is us, both a very normal and a very special family. Frauke, Johan and our seven children; Joachim, David, Ezra, Channa,Yamuna, Meru and our little Blijja.
In the midst of nature, we live our lives as a close family.
We come from the Netherlands, where we had a regular life. Now we intensely enjoy the richness and freedom that nature and the mountains gives us.
We live according to the seasons, having our long winter sleep at night and warming ourselves near the stove, opening our hearts to nature’s richness in the springtime.
The children run barefoot through the grass and are after a day’s play as muddy as our little piggy Teddy.
We enjoy the southern sun and warm ourselves by the wood fire.
The children learn to swim in the river and learn to take care of animals found in nature.
We plough and harvest our fruit and vegetables together and restore our old Mas with great enthusiasm.
Our life is work and our work is our life, everything is one and integrated
The children are “unschooled” and intensely enjoy the rich influences and contacts with the many visitors who share their lives with us for a short time.
We listen with open hearts at the campfire to the life stories of travellers and visitors. We enjoy sharing our meals together. And making music by the fire in the evening.
The children learn different languages, share their games and toys, go exploring together and share their bath at night.
The older children are now spreading their wings. Free, independent, full of enthusiasm. They come and go and share their stories when they return home.
Young travellers, people looking for a different way of life, are welcome to stay with us for a longer period of time.
We offer sleepingplaces, food end we are sharing our lives, knowledge and experience together.
There is always a lot of work to do and help is very welcome!
We work together with Wooff, Helpx and Workaway. Mas de la Fargassa has also opened its doors for the temporary accommodation of Refugees.
There is no clock that controls our lives, we live according to nature and are always open to what the day may bring. We live on trust towards everyone and we are very eager to share it.
In the summer we go on hikes with anyone who wants to join us (and is fit enough), the children can go on horseback rides together with our children, and in the morning we offer meditation for those who are open to it…..
We are looking forward to welcome all beautiful people, with their interesting stories, who will enrich Fargassa and us in the years to come!