One Family,

 

living with the land
A  Land~LIFE  LIVING EXPERIMENT

One Family

 

living with the land
A  LAND~LIFE  LIVING EXPERIMENT
Exploring how we are building a home together from the ground up, restoring vitality to the land,
& co-creating a rivival sanctuary for people to come and renew health, strength & spirit.
We’re video documenting every step, so come and have a look and join us on our journey…

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Exploring how we are building a home together from the ground up, restoring vitality to the land,

& co-creating a rivival sanctuary for people to come and renew health, strength & spirit.

We Set Off In A Van Across Wild Europe In Search Of An Epic Place To Call Home.

Now We’ve Been Gifted Some Land To Build A Little Piece Of Paradise On And Create A Healing Retreat In a Beautiful Place In The Heart Of Nature.

We Set Off In A Van Across Wild Europe In Search Of An Epic Place To Call Home. Now We’ve Been Gifted Some Land To Build A Little Piece Of Paradise And Create A Healing Retreat In a Beautiful Place In The Heart Of Nature.

We’re Video Documenting Every Step, So Come And Have A Look And Join Us On Our Journey…

Our Mission

Ever since we became parents and with our daughters created this intrepid family, our journey has been to live a connected, natural free life on this earth. To practice a heart-based way of living, exploring, collaborating and creating.

Now, from the beginnings of a van, a family, two dogs and a cat, arriving on a small, beautiful, empty piece of land, we ar using our collective vision as a force towards creating something magical and beneficial for the nature of the land, for our family, for healing and for the new world children.

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AN ONGOING DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

We hope that by video-documenting our actions, we can offer a broader perspective to other families that it is possible to explore living alternative ways of life together if they wish to.

That it’s not out of the relm of possibility to take a leap and lean into trust, to not be attached to the outcome and embrace the gifts that come.

All of our videos are exclusive to our Patreon members.

By documenting our efforts, trials, achievements and the challenges we face along the way, we hope to give inspiration and useful insights to anyone who resonates with this unfolding story.

What is Patreon and Why become a Member?

Patreon.com Is A Crowd-Funding Platform To Generate Collective Support Towards A Common Goal

By visiting our Patreon page and becoming one of our Patreon members, you’ll be supporting us in spreading the word in the world about living a connected family life and celebrating the new world of people and families striving to return to more natural ways of living, both protecting nature’s miraculous gifts and creating sanctuaries of healing and natural wisdom to be passed onto future generations.

( All our Patreon members have access to our full library of over 50 videos and growing, that paint a portrait of how we live and learn in our life. )

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About the Land

We’ve given the name Ahimsa Sanctuary to our little piece of paradise here.  Ahimsa holds the meaning of ‘respect for all living things and avoidance of harm towards others’. This is the kind of sanctuary that we wish to create here, a place of respect for the natural environment that has been thriving here for generations and that we wish to nourish and nurture, so that it may thrive for many more generations to come. We wish for Ahimsa Sanctuary to be a place where the people who visit this place, truely get to connect with and experience fully the nature here and recieve the energies that it offers to contribute to deep wellness and healing.

Ahimsa Sanctuary is about two hectares of steep sloping olive orchards with many magical places to discover around the land. It’s surrounded by national park and has three distinct climate zones, from the stream running along the bottom of the land, to the Mamosa tree grove at the heart and up to the track which borders the top of the land.
Up the top, it’s open and exposed, it has a tremendously spacious feel and it gifts these majestic panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. This is where we’ve created our temporary living space with our van parked up on a stone terrace that we built. It’s where we cook, eat, rest, play, wash up, hang our clothes. It’s where we organize the power and the water from the 80 meter deep bore-hole, to water the trees and garden spaces that we are creating. It’s where we’ve constructed our small outdoor kitchen and where we have our baby greenhouse for the seedlings to progress.
This is the top of the land.
As we walk down the hillside to the heart centre of the land, we feel the shift in energy. This is kind of like the belly of Ahimsa Sanctuary, it’s where the dry-stacked stone house sits, cocooned beside an area of Mamosa trees and a giant euculiptus. This heartland sits on a natural bulge on the hillside, protected by the nestling terraced hills on either side. It feels like an energy center here, like there are things to be experienced, learned and created here. It’s where we plan to build the natural shelters on the land. Currently we simply have our outdoor shower here.
As we walk down the hillside to the heart centre of the land, we feel the shift in energy. This is kind of like the belly of Ahimsa Sanctuary, it’s where the dry-stacked stone house sits, cocooned beside an area of Mamosa trees and a giant euculiptus. This heartland sits on a natural bulge on the hillside, protected by the nestling terraced hills on either side. It feels like an energy center here, like there are things to be experienced, learned and created here. It’s where we plan to build the natural shelters on the land. Currently we simply have our outdoor shower here.
Then as we walk a little further down the land, this is where you really start to feel the magic and enchantment of this special place. There’s a small stream at the very foot of the land which gifts this beautiful energy, water trickling over rocks and small waterfalls. This is where we’ve created our first stone garden beds. This is a place of natural healing, we can feel it. It’s enveloped by an enchanted like forest. It’s where we come to allow our energies to shift into more balance and tranquility. It’s a very precious place and the key-stone of the sanctuary.
So this is the overview of the land here. Three zones which each gift their own unique qualities, where we’re embarking on different exciting projects to sculpt and work with the nature here to create a very special kind of sanctuary. A place where friends and family can come to regenerate, heal, feel calm and connected and revitalize their energies. This is what we are building and we hope that one day we’ll be welcoming you here to experience and discover for yourself, the special gifts of this land.️
The First Pillar
Building a Habitiat

Building a home environment from the ground-up is huge creative and experiencial journey. All that was here on the land when we arrived in terms of infrastructure was the bore-hole and bore-hole pump (and what a blessing they are). To get the pump working we invested in a generator. That was the first real defining act of us taking action towards revitalizing the land here, providing water for the trees and plants.

A  LAND~LIFE  LIVING EXPERIMENT

WHAT

We believe that there is enough abundance in the world for everyone. That’s not to say that the world is not exhausted with inequality and far too many people without access to even basic human needs like water, food or clean air.  There are many ongoing global issues that need attention and action.

But one of our personal core beliefs is that on a global scale, there IS enough to go around. Enough land, enough food, enough water, enough resources. This is the story we give energy to and that we wish to move towards.

That’s why we believe that projects which revitalize and restore health back to natural environments to help them thrive for future generations are so important for this earth at this time on the planet.

Why is Restoration important for the land?
For many years the land here has been primarily used as a monoculture ofolive orchards with about 150 of these beautiful, enduring and protected trees spread out across the hillside and terraces.
Over the decades, the farmers of this land have tried to care for these trees and protect the land from seasonal fires by scraping the soil between the trees to keep the vegetation to a minimum.
Many years of this invasive practice have allowed the soil to become eroded and rocky and has limited the nutrients needed to make rich, lasting and fertile soil here for the future health of the land and generations to come.
One of our core missions as custodians of the land here, is to bring life back to the soil and to introduce a diverse and abundant variety of trees and plants to colour this sanctuary of the world with the fruits of nature. This will give much needed vitality and nutrition back to the land.
It will also offer an high energetic abundance of life-force, nutritional and healing qualities from the hundreds of companion species we are planting for those who come and visit and experience this magical place for themselves.
A Collection of Unique Shelters & Sacred Spaces

Revival Retreat &

Sanctuary

Imagine yourself walking barefoot silently beside a gently flowing stream. You feel the calm and balanced here in the surroundings of nature. You are held by the enchantment of this place. You know that you have found the sanctuary you need and are ready to heal and revitalize your spirit, your body and your mind.

LAND ART

We use nature to create sculptures for each of the sacred spaces that we are building here on the land. Every magical corner of this land holds it’s own special energy and we honor these sacred spots with beautiful natural ornaments to energetically define those spaces.

Each shelter or space is like a protected cocoon of energy, a place to rest peacefully, experience a healing session, meditate, nourish the body, balance the mind and connect with your spirit.

Our Values & Mission

The foundational values in our family life together are powerful tools that we get to tune into that support us on our life-journey together.

These values are primarily ‘gratitude’ for the gifts of life we get to live & ‘envisioning’ the reality we wish to experience.

For us, gratitude is the key-stone for living a happy and humble life. We are forever the practitioners of this ancient art, but it is the guiding light that shines for us through all darkness and it is a daily support to us in our life.

Regarding envisioning, we fundamentally believe that humans, as conscious beings, are the creators of our own reality. By envisioning with all of our senses consistently the dreams we wish to manifest, and equally the quality of state of being that we wish to experience. Then we are energetically attracting these vibrations towards us and manifesting them directly into our life and our being.

We get to envision the creations we wish to experience, to see them clearly in our mind’s eye, to feel them with our heart and to purposefully ‘call in’ how it feels to us to be living our dreams, as if these dreams have already been manifested, ‘wishes as fulfilled’.

These are some of the concepts that guide us most beautifully. They are ways of being that offer us a beacon to warmly return to when we get lost, which we inevitable do as individuals and in a family dynamic. These tools bring us back to a place where we feel empowering, grounded and excited to sculpt our reality with ease and flow, non-attachment to the hows & non-resistance to what the Great Mystery is offering out to us at any particular moment.

All we simply have to do is trust that everything is unfolding just as it is, in it’s own perfect way. Neither right nor wrong, good or bad. And there, right there in the sweet spot, that’s where life flows most freely, that’s where the magic seems to appear for us. And through the grace of the great hearts around us, our universal family, miraculous things come and show us inspiration to learn and grow and with grace return that love bountifully.

Our Values & Mission

The foundational values in our family life together are powerful tools that we get to tune into that support us on our life-journey together.

These values are primarily ‘gratitude’ for the gifts of life we get to live & ‘envisioning’ the reality we wish to experience.

For us, gratitude is the key-stone for living a happy and humble life. We are forever the practitioners of this ancient art, but it is the guiding light that shines for us through all darkness and it is a daily support to us in our life.

Regarding envisioning, we fundamentally believe that humans, as conscious beings, are the creators of our own reality. By envisioning with all of our senses consistently the dreams we wish to manifest, and equally the quality of state of being that we wish to experience. Then we are energetically attracting these vibrations towards us and manifesting them directly into our life and our being.

We get to envision the creations we wish to experience, to see them clearly in our mind’s eye, to feel them with our heart and to purposefully ‘call in’ how it feels to us to be living our dreams, as if these dreams have already been manifested, ‘wishes as fulfilled’.

These are some of the concepts that guide us most beautifully. They are ways of being that offer us a beacon to warmly return to when we get lost, which we inevitable do as individuals and in a family dynamic. These tools bring us back to a place where we feel empowering, grounded and excited to sculpt our reality with ease and flow, non-attachment to the hows & non-resistance to what the Great Mystery is offering out to us at any particular moment.

All we simply have to do is trust that everything is unfolding just as it is, in it’s own perfect way. Neither right nor wrong, good or bad. And there, right there in the sweet spot, that’s where life flows most freely, that’s where the magic seems to appear for us. And through the grace of the great hearts around us, our universal family, miraculous things come and show us inspiration to learn and grow and with grace return that love bountifully.

Here are some things we like to create…

ARTISAN PRODUCTS

So we can say that ‘we are in the process’ of bringing together a series of artisan products from the land here to trade.

Anything from honey from our ‘soon-to-be’ honey bees to wizarding wands made from olive wood from the lovely trees here. Lavender oil, winter remedies, sculpting clay and hand crafted gifts too will all be  available under our ‘Ahimsa Sanctuary’ brand.  

Dot Painting Rocks

As a family we have fallen in love with dot painting and have spent wonderful days painting colourful dots in organic and geometric designs on beach rocks.

Wecall them ‘gratitude stones’

Check out our Etsy shop ‘The Dotting Family’ by clicking the link below and have a look at the kind of treasures we create.

Soul Tracker

Beata is a beautifully talented craftswoman and as her husband I can wholehearted share that the things she makes are both beautiful and crafted with love.

Visit her Etsy shop by clicking the link below and you can browse the elegant cauldron of objects she creates.

My personal favourite are the kids pixie tops that she’s threaded together.

Home Schooling Turned Land Life Learning!

Spirit~Body~Mind

Education

Family Land Life Challenges & Insights

Change is not always easy and comfortable. We try to embrace the learning in everything, then we have something valuable to share with others.

Each project that we embark upon is a learning gift. We came to this land with little experience of this kind of way of life and each creation takes research, contemplation, mistakes, inspiration and is always an evolution in the process.

Through documenting the journey we strive to capture the essence of how we are building a life on the land together from the ground up and how we are trying to create a little something worthwhile in this world, to support those who will need a sanctuary to rivive the spirit, body and mind in these incredible times of great change on this planet.