The foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range are an area with a rich history and, today, a rich diversity of people and nature, symbiotically thriving in this magical landscape.

Centuries of land management have been stripped away by civil war and depopulation of the area because, those whose knowledge is in their very genes, the benefits of urban living outweigh the desire to maintain the traditional ways of life.

Our work here aims to combine the historical methods still known by the older generation with the modern methods of permaculture and land management. With this project, we will ensure the planting of trees and native plants to further encourage the wealth of fauna and stop the horrendous amount of soil erosion that is destroying the mountains.

What People Say

An almost fairytale location that so badly needs focused care.

Adam, Dorset, UK

Really admire the love Life From A Different Height work on the land with.

Matthew, Avon, UK

I learned so much when I visited and really want the work to continue.

Jan, Amsterdam, NL

Let’s build something together.

Other opportunities nearby:

Semilla Besada are always keen to welcome students of permaculture techniques as their association. Attend courses, learn skills and enjoy the harvest of the land with Inge’s superb cooking. Stay for free in exchange for your time. Find out more here.

Finca Marjari invite you to visit their farm and learn from how to make chocolate! You can even stay the night (or several) in their genuine Mongolian yurt.

Cats of Las Alpujarras work hard in the little white villages of the region to care for feral cat colonies. You can find out more about their work here.

If you’re a horse lover, you must visit Caballo Blanco. A trekking centre, you can book a horse ride for as little as one hour or go away for several days, staying in local B&Bs and getting to know the countryside in a leisurely, traditional way. You can also stay there for free if you’re prepared to work the yard.

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