The same family has lived in Can Frare Ibiza, since the house was built, over 200 years ago. All of these photos on this page are former inhabitants of Can Frare.
Can Frare Ibiza is Listed as a House of Architectural Merit and is built from traditional materials such as sabina wood & thick stone walls, whitewashed with cal.
Traditionally, the inhabitants of the finca lived exclusively off this very land:
- Using firewood from the forest behind the house.
- Water from our natural well.
- Cultivating olives, figs, oranges, lemons, vines.
- Growing vegetables.
- Keeping sheep, bees, goats, horses, and a pig.
All the land was cultivated by hand, with the help of horses for plowing. The variety of domestic livestock (which all needed shelter) and the need to store agricultural products, explains the large size of Can Frare – which is 400 square meters.
“El Torrent,” or the river system of the forest, drained into this land, making the ground of Can Frare Ibiza extremely fertile. As a result of this high productivity and fertility, Can Frare Ibiza grew as a sizeable farm, supporting the family from a variety of agricultural products.
Can Frare Ibiza has grown and currently grows a whole variety of crops and produce – a tradition we uphold today.