How close are the nearest cell phone towers?
There is a cell tower a few kilometres away and as such we have fairly good cell reception from the high points on the land but not from the valleys. There are no visible power lines anywhere.
There is abundant water for drinking and irrigation, many mature fruit trees, ocean views, and a beautiful peaceful energy. The beach is a 35 minute walk.
Life on the Rancho Inlak’ech is an adventure in itself. Ashram has a yoga space and a meditation room that’s screened-in with ceiling fans.
We are currently making screened-in sleeping space and a rocket stove. The rest of life takes place under the shelter of the large palapa roof or outdoors. Most cooking is done on wood burning rocket-stove designs. Drinking water comes from the store or rain during rainy season but all other water is from a very good well. We are building a rain-caption pond.
Toilettes are a dry-composting system. In the orchard are limes and bananas; the coconuts are not yet producing. Sleeping arrangements vary from tents, hammock-tents and dormitory cots and hammocks. Our electricity comes from a solar system and a gas generator that runs the well-pump and power tools.
We eat very well – Vegetarian with some dairy and eggs. No wheat. Breakfast is often oatmeal or granola with all the trimmings. There is abundant fruit. Stir-fries. Sprouts. Salads. Whatever anyone wants to make. There is no smoking or alcohol while participating in programs either at the Ashram or in town. Oh, and very minimal cell and laptop use.