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We head out this July in search of our HOME!!

 
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Well my wife and I are heading to Ecuador this July. We will visit 3 intentional communities with hopes that ONE will feel like HOME.

We both have stable jobs now and overall a good quality of life by 'modern standards'. We are in fine health. <-- can these 2 statements follow on another and be ever true??..hopefully one day but I I see it today not really, meaning the city is simply out of rhythm with Nature --> We live in an urban area. I feel that if I have the chance to leave the urban sprawl and make a living in a another way, then staying here is just doesn't  'sit right with me'. I rather be outdoors, in nature, working  with the cycles of Mother Earth.

We figure the worst case being that we just come back and get a job again, although if Ecuador isn't as promising as it looks we figure to travel in the USA and internationally again until we find a place.

Of course we can stay here and make a similar lifestyle happen, but this would require more savings and investment. We see it as 'why not join a place and help them grow'. Also form my experience it is usually much nicer to work with more than one person in an agricultural setting.

If you have any Encouragment or Advice of this area of the world


 
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Hi, how did things?
 
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It went well. We met numerous nice people in Ecuador. We are back home and looking to get back into our careers for now and possibly look to make some slower transition here closer to family. Although we are looking into some  small family Dairy Farms in the area and considering such places.

There is a really nice community in Ecuador called 'Sacred Suenos' in near Vilcabamaba. Sacred Suenos is really beautiful place clean air, water, and nice folks living there...although it is a 1.5-2 hour hike up from Vilcabamaba.

We also stopped by PermaTree near Los Encuentros which is a rather new project yet looks promising.

We are considering to try here and if we feel 'done' here we are talking about going to live in Sacred Suenos as we felt great there.



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