We are committed to living our lives sustainably; to be happy and joyful; to be loving and caring; to be respectful of all life forms; to be held responsible for our actions; to honor the gifts offered to us by our Mother Earth and passed down to us by our ancestors; to provide a nurturing environment for the generations to come.
We are committed to being good examples for anyone who is committed to the same principles and to share what we have learned with them. This is why we are launching the Sustainable Living Project. The Project is an idea in motion, a dream ready to blossom into life, and we hope that you will join us in order to make it a reality.
For years we talked about living sustainably, and then we taught sustainable living skills. And yet the problem remained: we did not actually live sustainably because we were too busy running our mouths. And so we're trying a different approach; an approach from the ground up. Right now we're just focusing on living our lives the best way we can, the most sustainable way we can, and we're opening our lives and experiences to you and anyone who wants to learn the way we've always been meant to learn: by observing and repeating what others around us are doing. If you join us, you will be pulled into our daily life, witness how we meet our needs, and participate in our tasks so that you have a full understanding and experience of what it takes to live the way we do.
I know many people want to live sustainably but are anxious about what it's really like to live without indoor plumbing or refrigeration, or to have to gather wild foods and all firewood by hand. It's a big step to go from a (sub)urban life where everything is provided for us at the push of a button to a life where we have to meet our needs face to face and hand to hand, and we have few if any opportunities in our society to just try it out safely.
But that's what we want to provide here. While we live our lives you can come and experience what it's like to live like us, safely, with no commitment, and you can see with your own eyes that there's no fear to be had, that living simply is actually incredibly rewarding, and that it's actually quite simple. There is no actual classroom time, no note-taking, as the school of life is an invisible school.
We would really like for people who are committed to living sustainably, and who seek a community to do that, to come and join us; to stay for one month and feel it out; to stay for six months and learn the whole spectrum of skills necessary; to stay for a year and breathe the sustainable lifestyle; to stay a lifetime and become family.
The future generations are watching us right now, pleading us to come together, wishing us to live well, asking us to let them be born in a beautiful and healthy world. Will we answer the call?
The Present Reality:
We are absolutely committed to the vision described above: to have a space where people can share our daily life year round and form a strong community. The only problem to really make it happen the way we want is that we don't have a place of our own. Right now we're renting a small space on our friends' land and it's not ideal to have a whole bunch of people running around here.
We don't have the money to buy land ourselves or, at least, it may take a long while before it happens. Maybe the universe will provide us with a great space somehow; who knows how these things happen. In the meantime, though, it is still possible for a couple of persons at a time to stay here on the land with us and share our lives as described, or for other people to hang out with us for a couple of days a week as long as they can find their own living arrangements somewhere nearby. It may not be ideal but that would be a start. Surely you'll be able to learn some valuable things that way and you'll at least be able to see how we make it happen in our life. Just talk to us and we'll see what we can all conjure up.
I hope you will navigate the links to the left to learn more about who we are and what we do. You can read about what an invisible school is like, why we really want to live sustainably, why we think knowing primitive living skills is so valuable, and why we want to do all this in a community of like-minded people. You can also read Xavier's blog to see what kind of activities we have going on right now, and read Rosalee's blog to follow her herbal adventures.
If you're inspired and want to participate in the Sustainable Living Project, please send an email to Xavier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.