Ever go camping and after it’s all done feel like ‘this is the way life should be all the time’? And then settle back into your 9-5 and look forward to next year when you can return to that idyllic life close to nature...for another two weeks?
In this day and age when environmental stress is becoming a reality how is it we struggle to bridge that disparity between where we’re at and where we want to be?
Well the first GeoStudios campsite dome will be in place in the next few days and here’s what it means.
The vision is to create a type of “campground ecovillage” that endeavors to create gardening spaces and sustainable off-grid living. Many would say camping is already sustainable. That is, at least more sustainable than the energy consuming lifestyle we live in our 1000+ sq ft homes in the city. So why then not all the time?
My interest is in creating a year-round camping experience that aims to not only reduce our energy impact but also make space for more food independence (gardening), more connection with nature and more freedom from the grid(s). My friend and ally in this project also has a site at Good Spirit Acres and is like minded in creating and building a community of off-grid campers/seekers/environmentalists who seek to work towards greater independence and harmony with the planet. Several others have expressed an interest in participating at one level or another. I trust there are many more out there who resonate with this message. If you do, you're already part of the tribe.
We are looking forward to not only sharing creative projects but hosting events including but not limited to; drumming, hiking, composting, natural building and whatever else comes up that would be available to the community. If you’re interested and want to be kept in the loop then like this page to receive updates.
Gilles Leclair is the founder of GeoStudios. Somewhat eccentric, fairly environmentalist, politically aware, he believes the world should have more off-grid communities... many more.