This is what I'm talking about; be the example we want to see in the world. Okay, that was Ghandi talking but I say, Yes! to Tribewanted, an innovative initiative where (looking at their Vimeo video) young people are building sustainable communities. Next stop. Italy’s rural Umbria.
And YOU can join in the creation of this sustainable community, or visit as a tourist.
Ben Keene, founder of Tribewanted,
“Our goal at Tribewanted is to show that it is possible to live sustainably, not just in remote locations and developing countries as we’ve proven with our other projects, but also in our own back yard. It’s a mix of the good life and our future life.”
Tribewanted built an eco-tourism project on a beautiful and barely inhabited Fijian island and then created a sustainable project alongside a Sierra Leone beach community.
Travellers are invited to join the community either as visiting tourists or as tribe-members, as they participate in turning a 15th century hamlet into a sustainable community. The project is open to everyone and for those who prefer a more relaxing holiday, they can enjoy horse riding, the stunning surroundings, the unique Umbrian food, music and Monestevole welcome.
Monestevole was originally built in the 15th century as a watch-tower for the nearby Monestevole castle. The 94 acre hamlet was bought in 1997 by Alessio Giottoli and Valeria Cancian as a ruin, and was restored over three years.