Monday, September 2, 2013

News from Canada!

Long time no see!!!

Glad to finally have the feeling of writing! So so so.... 
we are now 6! 
The funding is increasing a lot everyday! 
We are NOT in Costa-Rica! 
but in Canada!!
and we are still 100% dedicated to the creation of this raw community in Costa-Rica!! 

But don't worry, were coming back soon!

So much have happened, first we left Costa-Rica in May, me (Pom) and Francois, to first Quebec, Canada, for 2 weeks, then we moved to western Canada, where we worked in the wild north, i mean really north! picking Morel mushrooms, the pay was good, but not enough! The very good thing about it is that we have met Renard, or Emmanuel Lavigne, whom became Fruitarian and a very good friend. So the 3 of us then moved to Southern British-Colombia, in the semi-desert of the Okanagan valley, where we started picking cherries. There again, we made new friends!! Mathieu and Mirenda, both from Quebec, like me and Francois. We totally fell in love, especially when Mathieu told me that he was going to Costa-Rica this winter to look for land.... Surprise! After a few weeks of travelling/working together, they both decided to join us is this epic adventure. So now we have a van that we bought together, we have finished cherry picking, Renard left us after 3 months of working/travelling together back to his musician life in Montreal,  and me, Francois, Mathieu and Miranda are now going to California for more farm work, after the next contract, ending in about 2-3 months, the 4 of should be joining Randy and Sterenn in Costa-Rica in around November-December. 

Ho i forgot to mention about Randy and Sterenn, the couple we met in Costa-Rica, they are still in the project, but they also went back to their countries (Swiss and France) to make more money for the project and other things. We have been corresponding via Skype. 

We have been working a lot on the website in the mean time, i advise everyone to re-read all of it, its like brand new! There you will find the latest thoughts on the project, but to be clear, what we are focusing on is to find people ready to invest, who we get along with, and who will fit with our vision for when it will  be time to establish the foundation of the community. In other words, we want to find the right people, and when it will be time to buy the land, these people will be the ones that will launch the first guidelines of the community, like about land division, education, sexuality, animals, rules etc...  This way we are opening ourselves a lot more to people, which is what we need, nice and ready people are hard to find!! 

We see that many people are liking our facebook page, and we encourage you to share and like it even more! Let's spread out the word!! 

We hope we will hear from any of you, the time of buying land is coming, the first team is the most important, if any of you are considering moving to the wet tropics, to plant fruit trees, to live with like minded people, and who loves simplicity of life, it's really time you seriously consider us!! Many people talk about doing this, but no one does it... But we are doing it right now!! let's get going guys!!

love and unity to all!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Caribbeans, ya man!!

Hello everyone!

we are now on the Caribbean side of Costa-Rica, quite amazing!!

After Rebecca and I left the group to search for a comfortable place
to move the entire group here in the Caribbeans, we found an amazing
group of raw families!! Two of them are raw-vegan, the other one is
Instincto, so not vegan.

The first family is Erek and Alexandra, from Poland, they follow
something very close to the 80-10-10 diet, been this way for about 5-6
years, been looking for land in Costa-Rica for 1 year, and only a few
days ago, they found land!! 2 and a half hectares, just neighboring
the place where the 3 families live. They have a 3 year old daughter,
absolutely amazing little girl. They have many great information on
Costa-Rica, for legal stuff and how to deal with this and that.
Alexandra is a real encyclopedia, very interesting person!!

Then there is Sandra and Yorg, she from Swiss, and he from Germany,
they live in France, but are here to maybe buy land, and create a raw
community. They have 2 kids, one of 4 years old, absolutely cute boy,
and a 17months girl, with the most beautiful smile in the world. He
has been raw for 20 years, and Sandra for about 7 years i think...
They are both very free spirits, travellers, very beautiful energies, I have
 been connecting well with them very much. They are going back in France
 in 2 months, to make some money and hopefully come back.

Then there is Konstantin and Sonya, both from Germany, She has been
Eating like that for 16 years, and him for around 7. They have 2
babies, one is a girl, 3 years old, very shy and playful, the other is
7 months old, a boy, the chubbiest baby I've ever seen!! They have
been searching for land for 2 years, and they have gathered A
LOT of information. They have been also looking to buy something huge,
like 100 hectares for example, they have the money. Me and Francois
are not to keen to join their project, lack of connection energy wise,
and different values too; they aren't vegan, they eat raw meat. We are
working together right now to find land, we think that if they find
land, we could probably find land next to them, so we could create our
project close to them, or buy land from them, after all, having a raw
neighborhood would be great!

Finally, we have met Randy, 28 years old, fruitarian since 6 years
ago, very healthy, intelligent and especially independent. We are
presently renting a house with him, in Hone Creek, . We are about 10 minutes walk from the other
3 families. He is in Costa-Rica to buy land, he is presently looking
with Konstantin and Sonya, but wants to buy land adjacent to them, and
maybe join them in the future.

SO about the place.....

It is amazing!! I have been traveling a lot into places that are
famous to have lots of dreadlocks around, and Ive never seen so many
in one place!! Here there is a huge alternative community, the market
in Puerto Viejo is filled with organic produces, people sell-out most
of the time! Seeing that gave me the desire to do the same. Market
days here are like a great mingle of interesting people coming from
all over the world, its very nice!!

The price of the land is affordable, the only place so far in
Costa-Rica! We are looking at land between 2k and 4k per hectares,
this is really cheap for Costa-Rica.

The climate is also amazing, its low altitude, so you think, no way!
to hot!! well think again, there is a nice cool breeze from the ocean,
and the rain also cools the place down, so its barely every too hot!
I've been here for 2 weeks, and been uncomfortable by the heat for
only 2-3 days. Here it rains at night, usually, making our lives much
easier. There's about 3.400mm of rain per year, so its a lot. Here it
is probably the best place in Costa-Rica to grow fruits!!!!!!! There
is barely any dry season, so perfect for Durian! here the Durian
season can go up to 7 months!!! yes! fruits here really thrives. the
topography is very hilly, with terraces, very easy to find land with
astonishing views. There are creeks almost everywhere, tiny, but good.
It is difficult to find creeks or rivers where we can bath, but we
think of making pools and ponds ourselves. Also, to finish, the
Caribbean side is surrounded with pristine virgin forest, mostly
protected, you can see it on the map.

What else... the crime here so far is kind of high, we heard of people
getting mugged, like Konstentin and Yorg the other day by a guy with a
knife... and other stories too, lots of drugs and alcohol. We are in a
small village, quiet but not so quiet.... So far it doesn't worry me,
Francois either, and the others also.

So as for Michael and Yasmín... Michael will be with us in about 1 or 2
weeks, he is house-sitting with Yasmín near
San Isidro in a lovely house. After Yasmín will go back
to Quepos, on the Pacific side, to do a 40 days
retreat aiming to strengthen in her center and being more fully at service for
 the mission... We are doing many Skype conferences, and will continue to do so.

As for plans, Michael will go to France in mid-April for 2 and a half
weeks.. Francois will also leave around that time, to Quebec, to put money
 aside for the project. Finally I will beleaving also, a bit later to work in
 Northern Alberta or Yukonterritory, don't know yet, depends on where
the most mushrooms will be, because my friend called me up and invited me
 to pick wild mushrooms (Morel), Michael might join me also. We seriously
 think it will be an amazing season. Randy will also depart, in one month, to make
 money in Switzerland,his home country.

Living in Costa-Rica is relatively expensive, that's the reason we are all doing
this. Land, food, materials, everything is expensive!!

Ho and those who wounder about Rebecca, she is renting a house where
the 3 raw families live, she is doing her own thing, taking it one day
at a time, and feels like keeping it local, as in not moving to much.
She isn't part of the circles no more, but watches us carefully, she
will be more of a neighbor, hopefully!

We found some possible land to purchase already, but we need more
people so we can buy the land together, so again, if you are....
 -Independent (financially also)
-Mentally strong
-With great level of emotional maturity
-Someone who get along with each other in a community environment
-Not shy to tell about what they like and what they need
-of course, one with our vision...
Then we would love to have you on board!!

Hope to hear from you!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Great things are happening, we have a new team!! not the one in
Panama, Ted and George have a vision to far from ours, but we still
hope to work with them in the future, hopefully as close neighbors. Francois and I realized it during the Vipassana meditation retreat that we just finished (really
amazing experience!!), and surprisingly when we finished it, Rebecca
mailed us saying that she felt the same, and decided to get her self
going and left to....NICARAGUA!!! Great surprise!! During our absence
she also understood that she did not have similar vision as Francois
and I, about simply that she wants to have complete freedom over
everything, Francois and I want to have some rules, or guidelines,
like having a 100% raw community. 

We have met another group of raw vegans, Micheal and Yasmine, we share
very many similar values, and they are ready to get land now!! which
is great!! but they don't want to be 100% raw as a rule, like
Rebecca. Now we have been doing many circles, brainstorming, Francois,
Micheal, Yasmine and I, and we figured that we should join hands and
find land together, and have 2 different projects on the land. Just like with Rebecca and maybe even Ted and George.

So we are now going to Nicaragua, heard its almost like Bolivia, like
really poor, kind of like Kenya, i like that a lot, so far there are
few more aspects about Nicaragua, we will be discussing that another
time when we know more.

We are starting to scout for land tomorrow!! exiting!!! The more we
are, the more we can buy land at first, and the more hectares we buy,
the cheaper it is per hectare. Also we simply want a big family to
co-create with!!

We are actively looking for new members to buy land with, so if you are...
-Independent (financially also)
-Mentally strong
-With great level of emotional maturity
-Someone who get along with each other in a community environment
-Not shy to tell about what they like and what they need
-of course, one with our vision...

we will be happy to meet you!!

peace and fruits to you all!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New friends

Today we are leaving the group me and François, Rebecca will stay behind at a youth hostel, the others are going back to Panama city for a week, to meet with Rebecca back here afterwards in El valle. For François and i we will not come back in a week, for we will first go back to the first farm we went too, Rawtreat, to work until Vipassana!!! yes, finally it almost now, but unfortunately Rebecca wont be with us for this great experience, she did one very recently, and doest feel like doing another so quickly after. So François and I will be separated from the group for a total of 18 days... big break, Rebecca and the others will continue the circles without us though. 

So about the meetings.... 
We are almost done defining the Vision, which is really the first big step in creating a community. Then we need to define the Mission, then the short, medium and long term goals, i hope to be back for most of them! So theres progress, slowly.... Also we found good friendship withGeorge Schwartz Hilbert and Ted Carr, together we really hope to create something together, we will be writing more about ti all when we have more writing down. Bless you all!!