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
Thanks, but I just did a real PDC this month :)
I'm back home again from Spain since a couple of days and want to share my experiences and the places I stayed at.
So after the PDC in Orgiva I hitchhiked to this raw food community close to Nerja. The people there all ate raw, but not really high on fruit, though they had a cherimoya orchard that at the time (January) was partly feeding me and my fruitful friend and they had other fruits from which we could take. Doable, but not ideal if you ask me. The exchange was 1 euro and 3 hours work / day or 5 euros / day and no work. There were caves to sleep.
I didn't feel it was a place for me, so I left after 3 days along with my friend. Though conditions might have changed after I left. http://fresh-food-family.webnode.com/
So we hitchhiked to the farm were my friend had been staying before he came to the PDC and were he had followed a high-fruit diet and I was welcome to join him.
I got a caravan to sleep in and there where oranges, bananas (mostly gone before properly ripened...), apples, dried figs, dates, almonds, avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchine and greens from the garden.
I helped in building a strawbale house and it was a nice place to stay and very nice people.
www.fincalasacristia.com is their website. Not that much fruit production going on on their own land, they are also quite spiritually focussed.
And after that to Flores de Vida. GREAT place. A beginning raw food / high fruit place close(ish) to Barcelona. The man of the project is a fantastic happy French and we had a lot of fun building a house of straw, mud stones and wood, picking LOTS of cherries in a nearby orchard, 'hunting' for wild fruits, swimming in the lake, singing and making music, doing yoga and improving little things on the property. In the 6 weeks I was there, lots of cool and interesting people stayed and helped for various periods of time and the place is slowly but surely starting up it's own fruit production. Grapes, figs, apple, pears, plums, peaches, cherries.
The only downside of the place being it can get some light frost in winter and can be quite hot in summer.
But if you are in Europe: this is a place for you to go to. No question.
FloresdeVida.com (english website accessible through the little flag on the left)
So hopefully somebody that was looking for the same thing I was 6 months ago can find this information useful.
Kind regards, One Love,
What you're doing seems super cool and is exactly what I'm hoping to do! Right now I'm living in San Francisco and am looking for a more local raw farm until the end of September, and then I'm thinking about going abroad.
I'm thinking probably Australia or Asia, probably Thailand, but have no idea how it'll play out yet.
Travelling with friends is a lot more fun, so I hope we could meet up some day.
Yes, it's a lot of fun :) Maybe Hawaii is sort of near for you? Lots of cool projects there. kanekiki.com is one of them.
And for Australia: get in touch with Jesse Radja, he seems to know the places :)
Indeed, maybe we'll meet someday. Who knows ;)
Thanks for the info :)
Ideally looking for something in California, but Hawaii is close enough :)
Salut Daan !
;) Hi Cédric!