Sustainable Living In Cabrera Dominican Republic – Local Home Tour
Jose’s Sustainable Living In Cabrera Dominican Republic
On a recent DYD tour, my friend Christopher wanted to focus our tour on anything related to sustainable living since that is his passion. What an interesting week. We headed off the routine route and up into the hills to get a taste of life up in the hills. We drove up in the mountains to the source of our natural water supply. As I have shared before, we generally rely on gravity fed water that powers its way down the mountains into our little village of Cabrera. We even got in a little 4-wheelin on some of the rugged little rock roads and streambeds.
Christopher on Sustainable Living
One of the interesting little side stops was at my friend Jose’s home, just above Cabrera. Jose is an interesting character that has some amazing talent in land use and appears to have a magic green thumb. On one little homesite, Jose grows enough fruit and vegetables for himself, his family and many of his friends. He even grows a few TONS of yucca to sell to the restaurants… all in his little homestead. Of course, maybe I should give a little credit for Jose’s green thumb to the rather incredible soil, weather and water here on the north coast. Heck, even the fence posts grow into trees within a year.
Christopher was so impressed with Jose’s sustainable lifestyle, that he pulled out his own video camera and shot an interview with Jose as he walked around the little homestead.
In this first video, of a two part video interview, Christopher takes a look at Jose’s little organic garden, his yucca patch and the most amazing little outdoor kitchen at Jose’s house. Down here in Cabrera Dominican Republic, we spend a lot of time outdoors and outdoor kitchens like you will see in this video are common with the locals and many of the expats.
In this second video, Christopher ventures out into the yard checking out the incredible views Jose enjoys and checks out more of the gardens and yards of the property.
Come check out our little island paradise. You may just find that you too would like to live this sustainable lifestyle of abundant organic fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, grass grazed beef and free range chickens. Our free Discovery Tours of the north coast are a great way to see what life here is really like and to meet locals like Jose and other expats that have opted for a more sustainable lifestyle.