The inspiration behind everything that we are building has always been about the people. We’re not seeking to add ourselves to the already overcrowded bandwagon of tourism for the pure sake of profit, but we are seeking to cultivate a community of people who share our ideals of living of a life that is simple, holistic, sustainable and fulfilling.
We are full of so much gratitude for the people that have come to experience the beauty and chill vibe of San Juan Del Sur and that they’ve decided to invest in us by making our bed and breakfast establishments apart of that experience. Most recently, two beautiful souls drifted into Casa Andalucia and it was such an honor to have the opportunity to connect with them during their 2 week stay.
Gillian and Alex had such generous spirits and it was refreshing to meet a couple trekking around the world with the purpose of building a community not only for themselves, but to support the healing of this planet and uniting the people.
It’s a pleasure to be able to share this short interview with two of our favorite guests and offer an up close and personal look into why we have initiated this regeneration project and who we are doing it for.
Q: Give me a little information about your backgrounds. What are your current professions?
A: We wear a lot of hats! Alex and I both freelance- he works in finance and I write and teach yoga. We started a dating profile writing service last year, www.profilepimpers.com, where we help people find love online. We also run a couples travel blog and facebook group www.coupleslovetravel.com.
Fortunately, we can work from pretty much anywhere in the world so despite our busy lives, we still get lots of quality beach time in. 🙂
Q: What inspired your journey to Nicaragua?
A: We want to buy some land and build an eco-retreat and thought Nicaragua might be the place to do that. It wasn’t a fit for various reasons, so we are now in Costa Rica looking for the perfect spot.
Q: What does sustainable living mean to you?
A: To leave as little of a footprint as possible and, hopefully, leave wherever we have lived a better place. Our dream is to build a sustainable community that will provide our guests with both a respite from the modern world, as well as serve as a center for education and inspiration on ways they can rely less upon the grid.
Q: What do you take away from your experience in San Juan Del Sur?
A: Although San Juan itself can be a little hectic, the beaches and countryside surrounding the town are breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful. There is much to be explored in Nicaragua, but San Juan Del Sur has its own flare of authenticity and that’s what makes it stand out. There is so much potential in what this place can become—what it has become over the years –and it’s going to be amazing to see that progression the next time that we return.