After several years without updating the adventure page, Flores de Vida has developed a lot. It’s hard to be present everywhere, both on the terrain and on the computer. The group is growing every year but there is so much to do.
Nat’ is still the only real permanent but more and more Hermanitos and friends come back regularly and spend more and more time at the place. Some of them come to spend 3 or 4 months every year (and even up to 6 months), providing real support to the project.
The trees grow and the harvests are beginning to be abundant… soon autonomy!
There are right now more than 1000 trees that have been planted and soan. Most of them are grown directly from seeds and not grafted but that doesn’t stop them from giving excellent fruits.
We started to sell the surplus of the olive and almond production and also olive oil. That works fairly well. All the info is to find on the page: The products of Flores de Vida.
The camping project is transforming to a School of Ecological Life project and is still not finished. The architect takes his time… The essential part of the project is done but he never stops to working out the details. In any case it will be awesome and there will be news very soon for sure.
Nat’ lives now in a splendid cottage made of wood/earth/straw. You’ll find the construction details at Ecologie-Globale.com (in French). After spending 6 years in yurt and caravan he appreciates a lot this new habitat, especially since the design of the cottage (very successfully) makes it a super pleasant place to live, winter as summer.
The idea is to construct little by little cottages for the permanents, as arrivals occur, the project remains to be a small group of 15 to 20 people. In the logic of globality which is that of Flores de Vida, it is essential that the people who will come to learn at the School of Ecological Life are welcomed by a group who is living this ecological life daily.
We are currently reviewing the entire operation and organization of the project, both in terms of activities on the site and the presentation of the site on the internet including the features of the website… more news coming soon.