Each activity working together in harmony to complement and nourish each other. The oasis's family share a common vision where it is essential to live an inter-connected existence with everything around, and most importantly in accordance to the needs of the earth.
Operating with a mission to re-enforce the connection between human beings and their environment. This connection allows us to make appropriate decisions about the future for the coming generations, so that we may once again coexist in harmony with our planet earth. " tread upon the earth more lightly and work to nourish instead of deplete its resources."
The Dammer family have done a magnificent job of bringing their individual agricultural, ecological, and sustainable living interests together in a collective living community which is ecologically sensitive, and sustainable. Our visits have been heartwarming and very positive experiences.
He received the "Galo Plaza Lasso Award" for his valuable contributions to agriculture & livestock sector in the country.
Farming, long days filled with hard work, is not easy, especially when faced with difficult economic conditions. The traditional farming activities reached a point where they were no longer economically viable.
They diversified the traditional dairy farm with both vertical and horizontal opportunities to include sustainable agriculture, ecological and educational activities & tours. In a small room attached to the barn of the farm, weekly cheeses and yogurts are processed.
Combining their Adventure Guide training from Thompson Rivers University in Canada with their passion and interests they founded Nahual. Nahual is an outdoor education & mountaineering school whose objective is to offer children, adolescents, and adults a space to experience and learn through adventure sports, outdoor and wilderness living. It is their hope "that they will take us by the hand and help us, and themselves, expand our potential as human beings."
Group activities, adventure sports, organic agriculture and magic of cooking over a campfire and sleeping under the stars enable participants to learn about themselves and the natural world around us. There is space for art and creativity – teaching and design in clay, paintings, and wood.
Fransisco & Adela, Thomas & Marcea, Michael & Marcela, & Mathias & Nicole form the core team.
Currently the young parents are rearing the fourth generation at Paluga. This core team both live and work in Palugo and are deeply committed, and inspired, by the idea of creating a better world for the generations who follow.
Most of the magic of the Paluga Farm comes from the players passionate pursuit of their objectives. Adventures are wonderfully documented with excellent photography at eltaraumara.blogspot.com
Some of the magic also arises from the facilities. Facilities have been constructed from local materials using traditions and knowledge of the natives. For example adobe, or wood hewn from trees grown on the farm, stones collected when clearing land, all adapting to the environment aesthetically. Clay wood fired ovens,
solar energy water heaters, wind energy, composting toilets are all employed to reduce the living footprint on the environment.
Each of the Dammer brothers homes is uniquely created to reflect their individualism.
Construction is another of Thomas's passions and he just finished hand building his beautiful wood and adobe house.
Further down the road about 20 minutes drive as you enter the Amazon basin is Papallacta Hot Springs.