Our village

(this picture was drawn in the summer of 2020, in Vidra, Romania)

As I write this we are starting the year 2021.
I am now 46 years old.
For 46 years I have searched for my dream as it feels exactly right in my heart and in my soul.
I cannot really say that it was an easy quest: it was a quest in which I functioned every day at the edge of my abilities.
Taking a day ‘off’ was not an option for me.

After 46 years I have managed to capture the broad outlines of my dream, and I have written it down in my book “The children of the new Earth”.

In short, it comes down to this: my dream is to found a village in which we, together with about 150 families, will live a life that revolves around one thing: experiencing a feeling of deep love and joy in our hearts every minute of the day. Every minute of the day.

“Experiencing a feeling of deep love and joy in our hearts every minute of the day.”

To accomplish this, we will each live on a family domain of approximately one and a half hectares where we will live primarily self-sufficient, but where we will live more specific in a deep relationship with every blade of grass, every flower, every tree and every living being that lives on our family domain.
And the magic will happen in this deep connection with our own family domain.

More specific, in 2021 I will start looking for a location where we will make our village rise.
And in that quest I start in the country where my wife, Ana-Magdalena, was born and grew up: Romania.
Belgium, where I was born and raised, is currently not an option for such a project.
Unfortunately, this is not a nice finding, as Belgium has given me a lot and is very dear to me, but it is the truth.

On this website and my facebook page I would like to take you along in my adventure in which I will initially act as the only character, but where other people and families will also join the scene one day.
As far as I am concerned, a few characters may be added quickly …
Maybe you are that person?

(I do my best to write my most beautiful English, but I am not a native speaker. If you are and you feel the urge to correct this text, I would be very grateful!! You can send me the corrections at: bart.renaer@gmail.com. Thanks a lot!!)