Hello Everybody, - I have listened to fair bit of peoples input and it looks like our needs are going to be best met by renting a modern/nice and large house of at least 3 bedrooms and lots of outdoor living space like a large patio, large balcony, a palapa / rancho where we can have 1 or 2 people stay in tents and hammock and share the common indoor areas. This type of house will run us $500 to $1000 a month ( only $5 to $15 per day if we get a hand full of people) We will have internet as this was a need for few at very least there will be a high speed internet store in a near by town. Cell phones are easily available in Mexico so no issue here. Southern Mexico has a nice lush tropical climate and the best thing is that the people are so kind, and open hearted people you will love it being there. The plan is to have a pickup truck, bicycles, ocean close by and in a safe and hot climate with abundance of fruits and coconuts. Open to all 100% Vegans, High Raw, High Carb, High kind loving and respectful people. Natural Hygiene way of life & nutrition is going to be the theme of this micro community. We will share a large house, our wisdom, our support, our food, and all our strengths and weaknesses. The idea is to have a healthy, good, and educational time during the winter and coming years. There is not much support out there which is affordable and realistic for the natural hygiene so this community will be like a natural hygiene college and you choose how long you want to vacation with us. (Total cost of $25a day for foods, accommodation & some transportation) It is time for more support for those who are newer to this way of life, but even good for those who are seasoned raw vegans. In numbers we have strength and better time. It is time we helped each other out in what ever way we can and therefore strengthen the 811 raw vegan community. To help us plan things out right please book with us at least 6 weeks in advance, starting for Nov. 2013. Also check out the photos section of mine over the coming days I will be putting out pictures of southern Mexico semi paradise Tropics. I will do my best to get to southern Mexico early so I can find a nice house for us, I will also try to look for one via internet since I have recent travel experience in this region and know what the macro regions are like. Trust me I will be trying to get a bargain price, and a nice location which is not too far from the beach yet far enough so we are not in the salty air zone, a nice quiet neighborhood, far enough from a major town so we have peace and fresh air but close enough so we can drive, bike, or bus to it to get entertainment, services, and goods. A few hundred meters elevation would be nice so we have a touch or pinch of break from the hot heat of the sea level. I will try to make connections with fruit and veggie trucks so that they stop by our house daily resupplying us with fresh fruit daily or every few days. If this sounds like a good plan to you then your support would be much appreciated. We need people to be serious and save up for a flight ticket to Puerto Vallarta plus a extra $1000 - $3000 depending how long you want to vacation with us. The cost is now projected / estimated to be $25/day includes room and board and short trip transportation costs. It would be nice to have some extra spending money too, you don't need much but is always nice to have for longer trips or things to buy. Also please spread the word so more people hear about this natural hygiene college / community, trust me I have no issues with renting even 2 houses and negotiating in Spanish to get a good deal. Also we need early commitment so I know how many people are coming.
Hi Frugiaurus, Ok I hear you, you don't mind any decently nice and safe place just as long as we have abundant free or next to free coconuts. It definitely means Hot climate as coconuts thrive best close to the coastal regions where the temperature is hot during the day and warm during the nights always above 70 deg. F or 20/22 deg. C It is so comfortable in the evenings, nights, early mornings, and even mornings that you can live topless with fresh air on your skin and rarely a sweater or jacket is needed. Ladies can be in sports bras and men in light button shirts year round. Papayas, mango, and bananas grow well in this climate. Once a person gets use to this climate they realize how nice it is. If we have a vehicle we can always be 10, 15, or 20 minutes away in the hills 400 500 600m high where the temperature is a touch less hot yet still warm even at nights. Thanks for your input, yes I like the idea of having nice tents in verandas or ranchos or large balconies or patios.
Hi & Welcome Brothers & Sisters ( Kati, Amanda, Frugisaurus, Joe and anyone viewing this blog )
It is nice to see all of you interested in an affordable raw vegan community in healthy tropical climate. I skipped 4.5 winters on my 9 year health journey and I have come to realize that a healthy climate is vitally important as it affects so many aspects of our lifestyle. When I go down south to skip a winter my health & happiness is elevated instead of compressed by winter. This is because our human body has many needs in order to function at a high health level. Eg, sunshine on your skin, fresh air on your skin, warmth surrounding your body, nectar like fruits fueling your body, warm oceans lakes and creeks to enjoy in, fresh outdoor air to breath all day long, to be outdoors most of the day instead of stuck in a house hiding from the sub zero temperatures, listen to natural sounds of animals, plants, and waves.
So far all I have seen is expensive unaffordable retreats, festival, and communities where you have to pay $200/day, buy into a $70 000 share like the Hawaii one or where you 2/3 of the day just so you get room and board.
I got a different plan, lets choose a nice tropical location safe and comfortable, lets rent a house or two aince they are only $300 to $600 a month or less. Lets a flight ticket or for those with adventure in your heart carpool down. Lets enjoy the ocean, lakes, creeks, local people, local towns, build connections with local farmers who will supply us with food. Lets brink our books and learn and grow, lets bring our hammocks kindness peacefulness and intelligence and lets at least create a community that thrives for the winter months (November to May) if not whole year.
I don't know about you but I realized that I want a different kind of life where I want to be happy year round and I can't be happy in winter when half my bodily needs are impossible to meet, I want to be healthy year round and for life and I can't do this half the year because in Canada half the year my body can't get what it needs and is suffocating in 3 to 5 layers of clothing and consuming tropical fruits which are a shadow of the real thing.
So the idea is to build an affordable $20/30 a day community, a micro community not with a million hectars of land but simply a large hause or a few cabins mingled in or next to local town of friendly warm people. With a car and or bike so we have freedom to go check out beaches waterfalls lakes, town and more.
I think you would have to pay the 20 dollars every week or every two weeks and get a box of fruit + veggies, or not? And you have to pay in advance, so that the person who orders has enough money to pay for everything! If you don't pay, you don't receive a box. 20$ for a two weeks box does not seem to much I think! But this surely depends on how much you put in there :)
Hmm sounds good! Ik spreek redelijk Spaans, dus ergens in Zuid-Amerika is een optie. Maar eigenlijk maakt het me niet zo heel veel uit welk land het is, als het klimaat maar goed is en er genoeg fruit voorhanden is :)! Ik zou misschien wel in een community willen wonen, alhoewel ik niet weet of dat echt iets voor mij is. Maar ik wil graag zelfvoorzienend leven en ik denk dat dat wel de makkelijkste manier is. Ik ben nu hard aan het sparen om over een tijdje bij een aantal community's langs te gaan om te kijken of dat wat voor mij zou zijn.
Hey! je profiel sprak me aan dus heb ik je toegevoegd, lijkt me leuk wat mensen te leren kennen die zich in het zelfde interesseren. een Meid uit utrecht wauw dacht ik! haha. ben je zoals ik ook beginner? ;)