5 year plan

A rough plan

We certainly haven’t got a complete plan for the coming years but sometimes it’s good to force yourself to put your ideas to paper. So here is our rough plan for the next 3 years or so, don’t be surprised if this all goes completed haywire after a few months of actually living at Finca Bravo:

Spring 2018

  • Move and settling in
  • Fix running water and shower
  • Install basic electricity supply to run some appliances (fridge!)
  • Plant some fruit and vegetables
  • Plant some trees
  • Get approval from the local authorities for our build
  • Get a dog

Summer 2018

  • Set up tents to provide rural B&B
  • Start creating our outside space (vegetables beds, greenhouse, seating area)
  • Make the Finca more homely
  • Find a builder to help with our renovation project
  • Remove the asbestos outhouse
  • Start with the big construction works (roof, windows, doors, walls)
  • Learn how to take a siesta

Autumn 2018

  • Continue big construction works
  • Install Cast Iron stove
  • Chop wood for Winter
  • Prepare the house for Winter (remove drafts etc)

Winter 2018

  • Finish the roof and ideally most of the large construction
  • Start internal renovation of the apartments
  • Pick up some hobbies to do indoors


  • Continue internal renovation of the apartments
  • Finish the first apartment
  • Finish the private outdoor area
  • Grow most of our own fruit and vegetables
  • Have some chickens


  • Finish the second and third apartment
  • Start building works on our own living area
  • Start the outdoor landscaping and pool area for guests
  • Have some other small farm animals (ducks, goats, pig)

There, that should keep us busy for the next 3 years!

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