UPDATE as of June 2015: Thank you for joining me on my journey as I built my first home in Nuvali! I’ve taken down my old posts on construction and home design, but please feel free to browse through my other posts on green living. Sending you lots of happy vibes as you take on your own adventures in moving towards a simple, back-to-basics lifestyle.
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I dream of a simple home, a home that keeps me home.
I dream of a home that’s pretty.
I dream of a home that makes me happy.
I dream of a home that would make retreats and vacations unneeded, because the clarity and deep joy that I find in them, I find at home, everyday.
I dream of a home that has both silence and laughter.
I dream of a home that has love.
My Nuvali Home: my first big adult commitment.
It’s not just a house; it’s a big YES to a lifestyle shift– to more quiet everydays, filled with meaning, in resonance with the quiet shift to a healthier, more conscious lifestyle that values and always upholds what truly matters: family, people, ordinary lives, joy in the everyday, helping others, helping who needs help now. It’s one that requires a lot of listening, and a lot of path-clearing… one that is awakened, awakening and awakens.
This is the sustainable life, this is what My Nuvali Home is about.
October 21, 2010
~play play play~
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I am a proud lot owner and resident of Nuvali.
On October 15, 2010, I bought a lot in Nuvali…and this is my journey hence.
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I am also a writer and painter.
I have been blogging since 2005 as manilarat, and since 2009 as montalut. I support slow travel, neighborhood and community engagement, abundance and wealth creation, and pursued spirituality. I want to use tourism to promote understanding. I want to use art to awaken –both myself and others– and to give back.
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How to use this blog:
I started this blog to document my everyday adventures in green living.
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