Who we are
The people who live and work at Abrazo House
Almudena is co-founder of Abrazo House. She is a PhD and researcher in social anthropology; her thesis (University of Deusto, 2014) is on citizen participation and urban sustainability. She has 20 years’ experience in the organization and coordination of international projects and conferences in the fields of environment, health and well-being. She is a practising meditator and member of the Plum Village sangha. She is co-author of several books including Abrazo House: learning in nature (2016), Sostenibilidad, El futuro que nos espera (2013), and Forum for a Sustainable Zorrozaurre (2004, 2008).
Robert Alcock is an ecological designer, builder, and writer, and co-founder of Abrazo House, as well as being an activist with Extinction Rebellion. He has a PhD in Marine Ecology (University of Southampton, 2004). He is the author of two self-published books: Abrazo House, learning in nature (2016) and The Island that Never Was: An English castaway in Bilbao (2014), as well as numerous articles and poems. He is a practising meditator and member of the Plum Village sangha.
Eva Aparicio is an acupuncturist, massage therapist, yoga teacher and beekeeper. Since 2020 she has been based at Abrazo House, where she keeps bees and runs a natural therapy clinic, Acupuntura Cantabria.
Juana Ferriz is a doula who accompanies women’s circles and other groups of personal growth. She is based at Abrazo House since 2020.