Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dreaming of Building a "Human Nest" at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

 One of the great things about life at Dancing Rabbit is that just about anything seems possible.This is also one on the greatest downfalls, or at least temptations of living here. Oh, the ideas! As each and every one of us is a dreamer, our ideas vastly outnumber the hours left in our lifetimes.

But still, we add to our lists. It may take a few years, but Ted will most likely get a zipline installed, Maikwe will get her spiritual space, Meadoe will build a music studio, DR will build a theater and a school and a public camping area…

My dreams? Oh, they are never ending. And I keep adding to the list. Now that the Milkweed Mercantile is open, I want to expand the space, add more interactive and educational components to the Mercantile experience, host many more college classes, build tree houses…

But not just any tree houses.

Check this out. It the Human Nest in Big Sur (Central California on the coast) at a place called Timberbones Resort. The photos come from a post at cabinporn.

The dreamer part of me imagines how amazing it would have one of these here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage - to watch the stars and the fireflies; to listen to the frogs, birds and coyotes (not to mention the cows). The realist thinks "hmmm...that mattress looks a bit grundgy.." and "how the heck to keep out mosquitos?"

So maybe the place for some dreams is just where they are - in my imagination. And maybe all I need to do is go stay a night or two at Big Sur. Either way, it's fun to think about!