One of my English friends lives with his family in the South Of France. he got me a gig in a small bar so it was a great chance to pay a visit and enjoy the relaxed vibe of the countryside around Toulouse. He bought a piece of land and a wood just in fron of the majestig Pyrenees: he’s an artist, street performer and magician so it’s normal to expect some extraordinary set up!
He bought a double decker bus in the UK and even though he never drove something so big, he managed to bring it down to the South Of France and turning it into a detached house parked on top of the hill. He often hosts workers and travelers who are happy to swap some voluntary work in the woods in exchange of free stay.
He managed to set up few caravans in his property as well as a solar powered shower, and a vegetable garden. Life here is revolving around the cycles of nature and the area is dotted with small villages where a lot of foreigners settle down living a very simple life in contact with nature. It’s an amazing experience to visit the weekly market where people sell and trade they’re goods. You can find pretty much anything here and every product is grown locally. people sell homemade breads, fruit jams, vegetables, handcrafts, there’s even a rasta who set up a reggae stall where he sells music, incence sticks and books.