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Thoughts on Summer Vacation

An open jar of truffle-flavored honey scents the room in sweet musky earth tones amongst a baker’s dozen young hip lawyers, doctors, and a dancer. They’d come to this party in Cambridge, Massachusetts to admire and celebrate the first home purchase of Kim’s brother Ziad – a recent Harvard Med School graduate. 594 more words

Holly Beck

Living the Dream - Surfing, Dogs, and Ridgetop BBQs at Tierra Del Sueno


This is why we live in Nicaragua – warm water, fun waves, dogs off-leash on the beach, estuary swimming, hiking barefoot, and sausage BBQs on a sea-view ridge with cold home brewed Belgian Ales to wash it all down. Life is good.

Holly Beck

Cheap Land in Klamath Falls

“There’s the price of your lot, and then there’s the price of your well….”
Gary Gardiner, the mustached realtor whose name adorned the most for sale signs in the area broke the news to us that $5k for 2.5 beautifully wooded acres was just as it seemed – too good to be true. 451 more words

Holly Beck

Searching for Seeds of a Ceibo Tree in Ecuador

Whether you compare the color to Shrek, the Jolly Green Giant, or halloween-costume witch face paint, the color of the Ceibo tree is impressive. We wanted to try to harvest some seeds to bring back to Nicaragua and went on a search to find some. 183 more words

Holly Beck

Bamboo: Hip-E habitat?

The search for a sustainably built home has led us all over the place in the past months.  We’ve been learning a lot about various green building methods and materials, from hay bales, to clay, earth ships and bamboo.     390 more words

Holly Beck

Hiking the Jama-Coque Ecological Reserve in Ecuador

While visiting the Rio Muchacho farm we met a silvaculturalist (tree specialist) named Noah who suggested we check out the Jama-Coque Ecological Reserve. He gave us some vague directions and we followed a dirt road through some squishy mud, left our rental car in the care of a pack of pigs, and hiked into the reserve with a backpack full of a change of clothes and some PB&J fixings. 8 more words

Holly Beck