A calling from the jungle

A calling from the jungle

Selamat datang, Apa kabar semua? Soul brothers and sisters, You are opening on your computer, a letter, composed in the jungle using a piece of drifted bark to write upon. We are deeply excited to share with you how our life to this point has been on Terramana. A little over three months ago now, we connected once more with our land, a big hevea (rubber) plantation (from 5 to 10 hectares) bordering the jungle in North Sumatra, Indonesia. We are currently a humble tribe of eight big hearted, earth-minded people gathered together here to give life to this project. A thousand fruit trees were planted on this land from 2001/2003, and about 200 to 300 have grown awaiting our return. We feel a gentle calling to deliver them some extra sunlight and loving attention, to encourage them to bare and share their fruits. We are living the ages of pioneers, rainbow style in tarp camps, tents and hammocks. There’s something so rewarding about living a simple life in nature! Ipul, our dear “jungle brother” is working on creating the first house on our land using our own home grown bamboo. At present, he is finishing off the roofing. Beyond the houses, it is foremost the culture of Terramana that we are building together. We are cultivating an atmosphere of love, by cooperating and co-existing in a joyful, light hearted way. It is with the enthusiasm of big children that we are moving forward in our project. Just recently to our great amazement and excitement, we were gifted, after a heavy rainfall, the perfect drifting wood from our bordering...