Association Yurts Tarifa
Sustainable living in the Natural Park
Since coming to live on this land over 20 years ago, we have become its custodians.
To live in Natural Park is to take responsibility for its wellbeing. Once largely barren and overgrazed, our plot of nearly 5 hectares has flourished into a thriving haven of flora and fauna.
Initially home to a local family, the land had been farmed for generations. Despite our foreignness, our family quickly gained the acceptance of our predecessors by restoring their family home and sharing the ripening tomato harvest in their ancestral allotments.
The Bedouin tents we lived in during the restoration of the buildings later became quirky
accommodation for adventurous travellers.
Now the specially designed, handcrafted, yurts provide a wonderful base for exploring the Natural Park and nearby attractions, and for cultural and group activities. The farm is a great space for all kinds of rustic retreats from creative workshops, to birdwatching, to family reunions!
Through our non-profit association, Yurts Tarifa, we are constantly building relationships with local enterprises to offer a sustainable space for all kinds of activities. Please get in touch to organise your group activity, course or workshop.
Over the years we have become more and more connected to the land we live on and realise the importance of, not only preserving nature, but aiding its natural tendency to adapt to the changing environment.
Our aim is to increase the sustainability of our piece of the Natural Park and to encourage the proliferation of a healthy variety of fauna and flora.
Through caring for, and planting, native species of trees, shrubs, and flowers; and cultivating many varieties of well-adapted plant-life, we have improved the quality of the soil, its capacity to hold water, and the variety of insects, reptiles and other animals that live here.
We have created a space that is integral to the survival of many migrating birds, offering them an oasis within which they can replenish their strength on their long journey across the Strait of Gibraltar.
As a result, the yurt garden lends itself to people that crave nature, peace, and a sense of community.
We strive to continue to "re-wild" our little patch and share our experience with others also wishing to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Reducing our carbon footprint, and that of our guests, is at the heart of every decision we make on the property. Your contribution as a member of our association brings us a step closer to our goal.