We have now been in the new home for a week, and we have settled in nicely.
Many people told me before we came here, that Tulum has a very dense energy that either takes you in or spits you out, and judging by our first week here we have been taken in.
Having a place for the first time in almost three years where we can feel at home
is a blessing beyond words. We are slowly finding our rhythm and living the way we as a family would.
Certainly it is not without "problems". I have not had a warm shower since being here, and I LOVE my warm showers. Also we have no internet although the house was supposed to have wireless access, and for that matter my computer has been acting up again also.
We are on a tight budget and our meals have been very simple and repetitive, and also a lot of our luggage is still at our friends house 45 minutes away.
Even with all of these little inconveniences our little tribe is thriving.
We have been without a car most of the time and have not been able to get to the land as much as we would have liked, yet have used the time to settle in nicely and doing lots of research.
The plans for the initial house which had already been done before we arrived turned out to be for a far more expensive house than the budget could hold, so Miguel has been designing a sweet little house, that we are hoping will fit within the budget.
Besides that we are realizing that the first step in creating the gardens and growing food successfully, will require lots and lots of compost, as we have next to no topsoil, in fact we will need to grow mostly in raised beds, to avoid hauling massive amounts of rock all around the land.
So here we are, settling in in Tulum, getting ready for the creatively fun work ahead of us.
Cherishing being all together in our own space!
I have not had a chance to upload any pictures, so they will follow later.
~Blessing to all~