Sunday, December 13, 2009


OK.... i'm back "home", althought right now i feell my tent and my bike more a home than this one.... will try to update last days in some days and give more news...

(i forgot my scellphone in a coffee in Pocinho so don't try to contact me... but i want to meet my friends around here now!!!!!)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lagoaça -> Pocinho -> Marco de Canaveses

In order to still get my grandmother in Porto, visiting my mother, we decided to catch a train, so we could short the trip in one or two days.
We looked for the first train station in the beautiful Douro landscape, and in Pocinho we caught a train to marco de canaveses, where we arrived already late and found a beautiful house where to cook the last dinner, drink the last wine and sleep the last night of this long trip :)...
it was also the last day of the spoon that i used to cook during all my trip (and even some smaller trips before)... amazing how it stand till the last cooked meal!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cibanal -> Lagoaça (Portugal)

Another day of fog and cold...
last strawberry tree we stopped to pick fruits in spainlooking to portugal, after the river...
We entered portugal crossing the douro river near Bemposta, an amazing view and a huge climb up...
almonds for snack ;D
Then we cycled direction Mogadouro for a while in the top of the mountain, almost no traffic, a LOT of fog, and found a nice house in the middle of a forest where we could mount the tent, make a fire and get warm...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fuentelapeña -> Cibanal

the funny small house where we passed the night
The temperatures went down and the day was really foggy, sometimes we could not see each other although we were less than 50 meters away...
We tried to find a nice place to sleep, and, already near the border, we end up stopping, because it was getting too dark and cold, near a stone house... was really hard to lit up a fire and it was one of the coldest nights we meet...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Valladolid -> Fuentelapeña

We left La Casa with pablo and diana, then they left us to visit a friend and we continued cycling, direction Portugal, with a nice sunny day...
Finally we found a nice small circle-house where we rest ;)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Last day of common work, we realized that mixing straw in the clay mixture makes the structure better and easier to build up :D, it's so nice to learn (or remember) by your own mistakes, DIY or DIE :pWe prepared to leave tomorrow and then went to valladolid for a drink and internet...

Monday, December 7, 2009


Some people appeared during the last days to help out and today it continued, trying to finish the toilet, the walls made got wet by the rain and this day we focused on the roof, as the walls were not getting really good :p...
When it got dark, we continued with a funny work, making candles out of old candle pieces, La Casa runs normally on solar panels, and a petrol-powered generator for concerts and heavy works, when the batteries go out (not enough sun light or too much energy use) we need candles to light :D

Sunday, December 6, 2009


picking up cauliflowers, fresh, in the early morningsmashing old clay bricks to make new clay, genius :Dseparating the vegetables for all the BAH! participants
Another working day started with picking up dozens of cauliflowers for the BAH! Project. Then continue the compost toilet: we started to prepare the walls, made of bottles and old bricks mashed mixed with a bit of chalk.
first wall with bottles experimentpaella and the automatic dish-washing car :Drecovering the rain water, the system separates the first dirty water from the rest by the use of a ball that floats and closes the passage to the thick tube, allowing the clean water to be collected in a big pool

Saturday, December 5, 2009


beginning of the compost toilet
The working days started, and one of the tasks is to build a compost toilet outside the house, we were carrying and pilling materials together all day :)...just stopping for a nice lunch and finishing only when it was already dark.
Kill the state and build the anarchyif you fight you may lose, if you don't you are already lost