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