Posts tagged Chile
Samadhi Eco Resort in Chile

September 30, 2018 by Epic Eco Travel

Samadhi is a brand new Eco resort in Chile opening in December of 2018. Samadhi was founded in 2016 after 20 years of dreaming and planning by two life-long best friends. Their recycled shipping container cabins and tube rooms will allow you to wake up to an amazing view that transports you into the life of the forest and expansive landscape. The floor to ceiling windows will enhance your experience, offering a complete immersion into nature through clear panoramic views. The resort is already working on meeting the evaluation criteria defined by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council to be both EarthCheck Certified and S Seal Certified (Chile’s Distinction in Sustainable Tourism). Additionally, Samadhi is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers to make a lasting impact at the local school. Samadhi buys local products when possible and uses energy efficient practices to help reduce carbon emissions.

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Being A Frequent Flyer While Trying to Save the World

We fly.  We fly a lot, with our family taking at least 4 international trips per year.  Being part of opening Samadhi Eco Resort, it was only a matter of time when we asked the question, “how is all this flying affecting our planet?”  

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"Holiday" in the South of Chile at Samadhi Eco Resort

My arms screamed in protest as the rubber band cut into my flesh.  Should’ve worn gloves, this wasn’t the first time that thought came into my head, and I cursed myself for not wearing them.  Heaving, I pull the stack of hay along the ground, its weight pulling me down.  The rubber band continues to seemingly cut into my flesh as I dragged the hay into the pickup truck, the smell of manure stinging my nostrils.  I take a moment to rest my aching limps.  I wasn’t built for this, was never built for this, my muscles were stingy at best, and even with my natural male strength, I can still barely lift the haystack.   Hard labor was never my strong suit, an unfortunate consequence of living a comfortable privileged life, or rather a privileged non-life.  I have no job and I barely know how to drive.   Most of my time was spent on the Internet, writing characters into forum games, or watching videos.  I was not cut out for hard labor.  

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Chile: 1 Month of Volunteering in Mapuche Country at Samadhi Eco Resort

Samadhi Eco Resort

After 6 months and a half of travel, we wanted to try to find a volunteer on our course for the following reasons:

  • to try something totally different
  • to stay in the same place a little longer than our usual 3-4 days
  • to try to improve our Spanish

After some research on the HelpX site and a great Skype interview with Samantha, we head to the small town of Vilcun to join the Samadhi Eco Resort! We will spend 4 weeks in an absolutely fantastic setting.

The Samadhi Eco Resort is not yet open to the public, but it aims to become one of the Eco Resort standards throughout South America! And in our opinion, they have plenty of potential !!

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