Permablitz and party..


Our last event of the year was a permablitz implementing Natural Farming methods with Kate Curtis and an awesome party in the dome afterwards. Our best event yet! Helen wrote a blog post about it here .

El último evento del año fue un “permablitz” trabajando en técnicas de agricultura natural y regenerativa y una fiesta genial en el domo. El mejor evento hasta ahora!!! Hay una entrada en el blog Living in the Future (en inglés) escrito por Helen Iles

Practical course with Oriol Ferrando

Days 1, 2 and 3! See detail of the permaculture work in the gallery! Hay detalle del trabajo en la galería!



“Build Your Future” – Youth Exchange

We built a dome!! An amazing 9 day Erasmus+ program, working with a fantastic team and a wonderful group of young, and not so young participants. Thank you so much to Jordi Cavaller Badia, Chuchi, Carlos, Bernat, OJ, Alberto and Kate for making this happen and to all the participants for their energy, positivity, ability to adapt to basic living and very hot conditions (41º on 2 days, but don’t get me started talking about climate change) and their openness and great collaboration.

Guest writer – Claudia, one of our participants from Portugal has written about her experience:

Hey this is Cláudia (pt) from Boodaville Summer 2016. We are in our last day before departure, trying to make everything beautiful for our final presentation with some guests here in our place.

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Preparing for the radiant floor

UPDATE ON THIS:::  We are going to do it in October, not as a workcamp, so anyone can come along to help out and learn with Eloy and Joaquim. I’ll post dates as soon as it’s confirmed!

After two years of gravel we are finally going to put the radiant floor in the new house! Join us and learn the process from 10 – 24 September!

Facilitators :

Anna Gurney – Founder of Boodaville, Permaculture teacher and practitioner

Eloi – Many years experience building radiant floors, and teaching heating, materials and building deisgn.

Joaquim Pardet – decacdes of experience as a builder/eco-builder and expert in organic agriculture

Oriol Ferrando – Permaculture teacher with a diploma in Permaculture Design.

Después de 2 años con grava— finalmente vamos a construir el suelo radiante en la casa nueva! Ven a Boodavillle y aprender el proceso de 10 a 24 de Septiembre!

#permaculture #ecobuilding #passivedesign #earth #underfloorheating #systemdesign

#permacultura #bioconstrucción #tierra #sueloradiante #diseñodesistema

Permaculture design work/Boodaville progress – June 2016

Click on the pictures to see explanations (solo inglés 😦 ) of what our wonderful volunteers have been up to this month – thanks so much to Karolis, Julian, Lou, David (again!), Gerome, Olga and Mara. Come back any time (again!) and huge thanks to OJ our site manager.

the kitchen roof

We have had an amazing month in May and I really can’t thank our workcamp crew enough.. this is the work of an awesome team who had never met each other before they started work on Monday 16th May but were like family by the time they finished on Saturday 21st may  (Tuesday 24th may to get the roof placas on). Two years after we first attempted this structure it is great to have it done.. and was just in time for the hailstorm during the festival 😮

I am constantly blown away by the brilliant people that come and get involved at Boodaville, and it is these brilliant people that make the project work, but Martin, Ondrej, Rob, Beth, Pablo, Olivier, David, Chloe, Alice, Quim, Nicola, you are exceptional and Boodaville will never forget you 🙂 Thank you


Boodaville 2016 Calendar:

Our full 2016 calendar is now published on the web!! // El calendario de todos nuestros eventos esta ahora en el web



April 16 – 23 : Applied Permaculture Design Workcamp / Campo de trabajo Aplicación de la Permacultura  : Alessandro Ardovini – Food Forest, water retention landscapes and regenerative agriculture.

April 29 – May 1 : Restorative Weekend Retreat / Retiro regenerativo fin de semana

May 7 – 14 : Radiant floor Workcamp / Campo de trabajo suelo radiante

May 14 – 21 : Carpentry Workcamp / Campo de trabajo carpintería


June 3 – 5 : Restorative Weekend Retreat / Retiro regenerativo fin de semana

June 11- 18 : Applied Permaculture Design Workcamp / Campo de trabajo Aplicación de la Permacultura

July 1 – 3 : Restorative Weekend Retreat / Retiro regenerativo fin de semana

July 10 – 18 : Curso de Permacultura en Família

August 19 – 21 : Restorative Weekend Retreat / Retiro regenerativo fin de semana


(Provisional programme for August – October)

August 22 – 31 : Erasmus + Geodesic Dome course

September 3 – 10 : Applied Permaculture Design Workcamp / Campo de trabajo Aplicación de la Permacultura

September 16 – 24 : Permaculture Barcelona / Boodaville –  Erasmus+ Permaculture Course

September 30 – October 2 : Restorative Weekend Retreat / Retiro regenerativo fin de semana

October 8 – 22 : Applied Permaculture Design Workcamp / Campo de trabajo Aplicación de la Permacultura

We’re feeling inspired here at Boodaville and looking forward to a year of learning and doing programs, please join us for some great experiences!

Abrazos from

Anna, Carlos, Alessandro, Oceanne, Ondrej and the rest of our 2016 team


An update on the earthworks

Everything we planted in October has grown! Thanks to a ridiculously mild winter the leguminous plants – beans and chervil – have grown and served their function to further decompact the soil and improve it’s quality.

The swales and step constructions are holding up nicely and there is some evidence already that the soil is improving behind them – we have moss growing!

The roof is looking good and growing grass – sadly the pine trees we transplanted are not thriving.

Next steps – give those poor trees a ton of mulch and buy a sack of alfalfa seeds to plant a greater area with soil improving plants.

techo verde!
los pinos
las favas crecen!
broad beans planted in "siciliy" and covered with the compost / straw from the compost heap.
OCTOBER 2015 broad beans planted in “siciliy” and covered with the compost / straw from the compost heap.