Following three months in Venezuela, a short solo trip for me to Denmark, one week in Miami and here we are, ready to begin a new adventure.
Like I mentioned in the earlier post we are here to help create an eco village in the jungle of Tulum.
An eco village in the sense that we are a group of people coming together with the intention
of creating a low impact way of life that integrates various aspects of ecological design, permaculture, ecological building, green production, alternative energy, community building and much more.
We, our family, will be the Robinson Crusoe family of this project. We will be the first to move unto the land, to start creating the gardens, the orchards. To clean and to build.
The land which we saw yesterday for the first time is hostile at first impression, not friendly in the least.
A fire cleared many trees a couple of years ago, and left big parts of the property barren of vegetation.
Now trees are growing back among the rocks, yet it is still far from the lush oasis and sanctuary that we envision it be. There is a big Cenote (deep natural well ) on the land which provides a clean fresh water source, as well as a swimming hole.
First step is to build a house for us to live in, before we can get started with that we need a bridge over the cenote, and this project is already under way. We hope to get started building in one months time.
As you will see in the photos below we have our work cut out for us, failures as well as successes, and I intend to document the process open and honestly here..
Below is what most of the first hectare looks like
this is where the bridge is being built
lush environment around the cenote
the children have already fallen in love with the cenote...
and this is the site where we will build the first house, the house where we will live