La Garrotxa is one of the regions where it would be more difficult for us to understand the countryside that we have inherited from our ancestors without having first taken into account the importance of the farmhouse. Usually a family lived alongside the land that they depended on (the ranch, other fields or meadows, small plots, an occasional orchard, often an area of woodland, or pasture).
This region is a territory that marked by numerous middle-sized valleys, small fields, and steep slopes, often covered with holms, some oak forests and seldom by pine or beech forests. This is land with streams, torrents, and natural springs. Such realities together with the type of land and climate help us to understand the importance that the farmhouse have had over the last thousand years.
Jordi de Bolòs
Universitat de Lleida