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La Mano de Buda
La Mano de Buda
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Asentamiento Campesino La Virginia, La Sabana, Vargas, VE
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Wet/Dry Tropical

Carlos Oquendo Elena Ushakevich Grifen Hope Isaac Ruiz Johana Brunilda Vidal Galiz Ruben Lopez
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La Mano de Buda

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Rural, Residential, Commercial, Intentional Communities, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

ENGLISH. Buhdda's Hand is a permaculture-designed family farm and meditation center that aims to be a demonstration and educational site for venezuelans and foreign visitors. ESPAÑOL. La Mano de Buda es un proyecto de centro de meditación/granja integral familiar basado en el diseño en Permacultura que busca ser un lugar demostrativo y educativo para el público venezolano y visitantes extranjeros.

Project Description

ENGLISH. Buhdda's Hand is a 8 hectares property on the coast of Vargas State, Venezuela. It's strategically based between the Caribbean Sea and the Northern Range having the best of both worlds. It's a very quite space located in an almost virgin valley surrounded by a tropical rainforest and very close to La Sabana river, a cristaline river that flows down from the mountains. The previuos owner planted a lot of avocados, lemons, oranges, papayas, pineapples, cocoa and mangos so it's already an edible forest. A cristaline stream of water flows quietly through the property making it the ideal site for a demonstration and educational permaculture design for the local community and the general venezuelan public that desperately needs more of these spaces to avoid ecological destruction of our fragile ecosystems. Our Dream is to create a permaculture-designed family farm that provides all the food for the family and also allows us to sell the surplus to the visitors and the surrounding community. The site will also serve as a meditation and retirement center for it's a perfect space for getting in touch with nature and our inner self. Small cabins embeded in the forest will accomodate visitors and provided them the peace and isolation stressed people are looking for. ESPAÑOL. La Mano de Buda es una propiedad de 8 hectáreas en la costa del Estado Vargas, Venezuela. Está situada estratégicamente entre el Mar Caribe y la Cordillera Norte teniendo lo mejor de ambos mundos. Es un espacio muy tranquilo ubicado en un valle casi virgen rodeado de selva tropical y muy cerca del Rio La Sabana, un rio de aguas cristalinas que baja de las montañas. El dueño anterior sembró aguacates, limones, naranjas, papayas, piñas, cacao y mangos así que ya es prácticamente un bosque comestible. Un riachuelo de agua cristalina fluye suavemente por el medio de la propiedad haciendo el sitio ideal para un diseño permacultural demostrativo y educativo para la comunidad local y público general venezolano que necesita desesperadamente de más espacios como este para aprender a cuidar nuestros frágiles ecosistemas. Nuestro sueño es crear una granja familiar permacultural que provea de alimento a toda la familia y nos permita vender el excedente a los visitantes y a la comunidad local. El sitio también alojará un centro de meditación ya que es un espacio perfecto para entrar en contacto con la naturaleza y con nuestro ser interior. Pequeñas cabañas empotradas en el bosque alojaran a los visitantes proveyéndolos de la paz y el aislamiento que buscan las personas estresadas.


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