The bold life

By Nils:

The last six months of volunteering in Spain and Belgium as a builder has given me a new confidence in my ability to create value, also when I charge an hourly rate and not only work for room and board (voluntary working).

We are now in the process of transforming Vivi’s personal company Viveco into a “limited” enterprise.

Nils Båvner ecobuilding
Nils Båvner ecobuilding

This will create a more flexible way of making business regardless of where in the EU we are located.

We have decided to full heartedly embrace the EU principle of free movement of people and services.

Join us as we see how far this road will take us. Please share your experience of migration and hopefully more people will try their wings in a new context

To build a dry-toilet in Spain

Inside the toilet door we put an instruction of how to use the dry toilet. Follow link to see PDF.

Eco toilet at Rayo del Sol, built by Vivi and Nils 2
An old window was installed diagonally in order to fit in. It’s nice to have a view out from the toilet.

This blogpost shows photos of how the dry toilet in Spain was built by Vivi and Nils with help from other volunteers.

This is how the toliet looks like from the outside. We used the cheapest MDF board on sale
This is how the toliet looks like from the outside. We used the cheapest MDF board on sale

To see all photos: Continue reading To build a dry-toilet in Spain

To build an eco bathroom in Spain

This is an eco bath with sun heated water in two outdoor showers.
This is an eco bath with sun heated water in two outdoor showers. Nils and Vivi build the inner wall and the stone wall.

Photos of how the eco bathroom took shape. Step by step.

This is how the space looked before. An empty space next to the garage. A suitable spot, since it was flat, already had two walls, and there was a water tap with cold water nearby.

This is the plan we made for the eco showers. Foto: Maria Santolaria
This is the plan we made for the eco showers. Foto: Maria Santolaria

It was a challenge to build something since we did not have a car. Fortunately a woman from the village could provide us with contacts to get the building materials To see all photos: Continue reading To build an eco bathroom in Spain