This was the beginning of the formation of a larger group of businesses that none of us imagined. It all started with 80 acres of raw land located 6km South of San Juan del Sur in the rural community of Carrizal; nearby where two seasons of Survivor were filmed. A dear friend and collaborator wrote a beautiful story documenting the start of what was then called Cirulo, our mission to build the most regenerative community on the planet. This includes everything from food, housing, economy, community, education, the environment, and so many more aspects of regeneration that we continue to learn more about each day. So far, we have dug a well, connected a solar-powered pump, built the first phases of our road system, built a bridge across a ravine, built a storage shed and composting area, established a recycling and composting center that handles ‘waste’ that we transport from San Juan del Sur, and we have began with plantings of about 5 acres of organic, chemical free food, which in turn supplies the Casa Oro restaurant. The next phases of this project include expanding our food production, agroforestry and eco-luxury real estate development on top of the hill.

  • When: 2014-present
  • Where: El Carrizal, Nicaragua
  • Skills Sharpened: Social Entrepreneurship, Organizational Development, Negotiation, Construction Management, Patience, Organic Farming, Social Media, Empathy, Company Culture, Art, Collaboration, Community Empowerment, Real Estate Development, Hospitality, Service, Experience Design, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Risk Taking, Optimism, Ecological Design, Design Inspired by Nature
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