Dear fellow fruit lovers!,
I recently adopted the 80/10/10 way of life and LOVE it!
I've had a nagging feeling from the age of 12 that something just wasn't entirely right about how we -western society- are living life. 20 years education - 40 years working - 10 to 20 years on your bum, all while getting your food from the supermarket instead of the place it really comes from - Nature!
Went on a backpacking trip to Australia last year. The whole experience and the awesome people I met have had a lasting impact on me.
This feeling has been increasing a lot lately and right now I'm quite sure I would love to be living self sufficient in a tropical climate. In a Garden of Eden, so to speak.
So since my paid work will be ending this month and I do have some savings, I was thinking about hitting the road again and visiting people who are living this way. To help them out in exchange for food and accommodation while simultaneously learning from them and experiencing what it will be like!
I'm looking around for places to visit (anywhere!) and I think I might have found some interesting looking ones, but since doing things together with like-minded people is WAY more fun, I'm writing this message here to ask if there is anybody who wants to join me? Or maybe who is already doing this and then I could join you! :)
My view of it: traveling to farms / communities / homestead of people living -mostly- self sufficient the high-carb raw vegan way and practicing Permaculture / sustainable food growing techniques.
If you are interested to join me, let me know!
And if you know places which I should definitely go to, let me know as well!
A little about me:
- 21 years of age
- 'from' The Netherlands
- university drop-out (this whole system....)
(Any tips on books, videos, courses (PDC?) raw vegan style very much appreciated as well :) )
Currently: The Netherlands
Willing to go: anywhere
have you heard of something called wwoof'ing? you basically work on a farm for an agreed amount of hours in exchange for place to stay and food
yes, it´s popular, however not fruitarian, you might get lucky with finding vegan volunteering place (I´m currently volunteering @ vegan&raw food place), however finding a FRUITARIAN & 811 place is a challenge. I´m still looking.
workaway.com is the page I´m using, it´s connecting volunteers with hosts, it´s like facebook, not an organization like Wwoof..
Yes, I know about it. Did it in Australia at four different hosts. (before going 811rv) Best thing ever!
Do you know fruitarian / 811rv / raw vegan places to wwoof at?
You should put where you currently are Daan and where you are willing to go.
Did you ever go to Fruitopia in Mareeba QLD?
Yeah, I know about Fruitopia and actually was so close to it while traveling in Australia! Should have gone there, but wasn't yet raw at the time. (I know, excuses...) Jesse Radja also recommend it to me. Maybe I should indeed go back to (F)NQ.
Currently: The Netherlands
WIlling to go: anywhere
Its the best wwoofer farm in Australia that there is for fruit heads IMHO.
If you want incredible fruit, thailand is the best place on earth as a country in general. Its super cheap and easy to travel around. Safer than Australia too.
Thanks for the tip on Thailand.
Btw, loved the vid in McDonald's, put it on my website :)
Hi Daan, your plans sound awesome. Don't have any real advice apart from checking out the WWOOFing websites. I'd love to do this at some stage in the future too. Would like to see how you go with it, maybe you could do some vids/blog of your adventures:)
Helpx.net is cool. lots of organic farms. It seems that the tropical regions have lots of fruit farms so I guess it would go on a host-to-host basis, but this is what I plan on using in a few months once I graduate school. :D best of luck! If you're ever in Chicago, holler!
Yeah I know. I knew it would be unwise to continue something that didn't feel right with me anymore. Dropped out after 2 months. Luckily I got out of it before I got myself in debt or other misery.
Go for it. Just do it. Live's too short.
Wow, I loved reading your post. It just echos everything that I'm currently doing and want to continue doing in the future... as in, travelling the world while finding ways to fully enjoy this lifestyle at the same time as helping others, meeting people and also living as cheaply as possible.
I've been in India for 2 weeks now, just relaxing on a beautiful beach in Goa. I'm brand new to 811 although I've been vege/vegan my whole life. So I'm just getting into the groove of eating mountains of fruit (and salad!).
Next, I plan to go and volunteer for a few months at a VEGAN community further south called Sadhana Forest.
They are re greening an area of land, living 'off grid' (solar power), sharing all vegan meals and spreading the vegan message as well as teaching the principles of permaculture, water conservation and generally living in harmony with nature and with one another. Here's the website if you're interested... http://sadhanaforest.org/
Good luck with your travels and be sure to share with us what you get up to and where you go!
I definitely recommend India for the abundance of exotic fruits (at great prices thanks to the current exchange rate!!)
Daan! i'm looking for the same thing. Tell me what you find.