Ecological settlement of Mesopotamia near Mtsensk

We arrived in Mesopotamia only at the very evening. The tent was placed practically at night. Having finished laying out things, we looked into the starry sky, and thought, and when we saw it for the last time, because in a big city you can only see the black abyss, and the glow from the lanterns. And what a deafening silence around! It is difficult for us residents of the metropolis to imagine what could be so quiet.

The route of our trip and its concept can be seen here: We participate in the project "Russia for 365 days"

On the way to the settlement

On the way to the settlement

Asphalt after rain

Asphalt after rain

Ice font on the way

Ice font on the way

Sun in the clouds

Sun in the clouds

The moon helped us set up a tent

The moon helped us set up a tent

Fogs at night

Fogs at night

Mist at 6 am

Mist at 6 am

Before sunrise

Before sunrise

In the ecovillage near Mtsensk everything is justIt begins, therefore, it is still too early to take photos of people's life and life. Just a couple of years ago, several young people decided that it was time to change something in their lives, and they started to design the land that is still in progress. Some of them have now rented an apartment in Mtsensk, someone only goes here for a weekend, someone has already started building a house and is hoping to spend the winter.

Future home dome

Future home dome

Future home dome

Future home dome

The owners of the dome house

The owners of the dome house

Ecovillage Mesopotamia

Ecovillage Mesopotamia

Office in the fresh water

Office in the fresh water

Gen. novice settler

Gen. novice settler

Solar panels for electricity

Solar panels for electricity

Change house in the open field

Change house in the open field

First of all the computer desk

First of all the computer desk

Gen. novice settler

Gen. novice settler

First buildings

First buildings

The basic idea is to live onTake a closer look at nature, live a healthy lifestyle, breathe fresh air and drink clean water, grow your fruits and vegetables, and thus minimize the environmental damage and create a new community of people with similar interests. I personally really like this idea, and I would also like my children to grow up in a healthy society with normal life values.

Mini bed with tomatoes

Mini bed with tomatoes

Watermelons grow in the Oryol region

Watermelons grow in the Oryol region

White mushrooms before frying

White mushrooms before frying

Friendly dinner around the fire

Friendly dinner around the fire

I am glad that in spite of what is happening in Russiaand the barriers in the design, the guys are not discouraged and continue to slowly but surely go towards their goal. You can think about politics or bad power, but you can try to do something and set an example to others.

Local is not entirely clear what they have forgotten here. The villages are being destroyed, the fields around are not cultivated, all the young people are leaving for cities, and those who remain are drinking too much. Immediately, the city dwellers came of their own accord, and they are fighting for the right to live on an unfinished piece of the field, which until this moment no one needed.

I am very happy that there are such peoplefor which the main thing in life is not money, but the joy of the most ordinary things - the emergence of new leaves from their seedlings, swimming in the river, sunsets and beautiful sky, children's smiles and interesting communication. And even though the money is not in the first place, you need to earn it somehow. I could not help but wonder. Everything turned out to be quite simple - no one has millions, everyone earns now, as they can. One couple started to make weddings in the city, another couple managed to agree with their employers about remote work via the Internet, the rest go to Moscow for work.

Roads in the settlement while unpaved

Roads in the settlement while unpaved

Walking around

Walking around

Zusha River

Zusha River

We jump into the river with bungee

We jump into the river with bungee

We jump into the river with bungee

We jump into the river with bungee

Butterflies basking in the sun

Butterflies basking in the sun

Gorgeous views from the hill

Gorgeous views from the hill

We spent two wonderful days here, and I hope to come back.

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