Our dream home. The story of creation.
This year February 1st we are celebrating 10 years of our small family reunion. And all these years roaming from one rental housing to another, we have been dreaming about our own home.
Thanks to friends in October-November last year we raised about 5000 USD which helped us to purchase a land parcel in a beautiful place near the river. We fell in love with it at first sight! Please look at this short video (1 min 30 sec) :
If you want to know more about our reasons (why we gave up a hectare in an open field in favor of a smaller land parcel in a settled village) please read our story here. From February to September 2022 with the help of friends we managed to build the foundation, the walls and cover our dream home with the roof. Please enjoy this short (6 minutes) video showing the whole step-by-step building process:
By the end of the year (thanks to the donations of our friends!) we also completed the front fence, all communications and concrete works in the entry area and around the house:
Just look at it! Is not it beautiful!? :)
But in our hearts reigns not joy, but despair. This is what you feel when your dream house is not ready for living yet and you are all in debts already and sometimes don't even have money for food. Because Eco-Minded shop revenue, our the only source of income (the Dolmen tours and Vedic Russia retreats we have not been running for 3 years due to lockdown and sanctions restrictions), fell by more than 80% within the recent 10 months when our clients strugle to make payments for their orders because all international payment systems stopped working in Russia!
Luckily, my son Andy, living in Australia has kindly arranged some payment options (Western Union and wise.com) for us to recieve all kind of payments and donations. Transferring the money to Russia is still quite complicated, two-stage process, where also some commissions involved. But we can breathe a sigh of relief now as we can offer a few reliable payment options (Profee.com, WU, wise.com, Ethereum) to our clients and eco-minded friends.
Anyway, at present we are in a situation when we have not been earning any significant funds for more than 10 months which, along with the cost of construction of our dream home, has brought us to the brink of survival. Considering all circumstances we really need your help again. The problem is that we can't move to our house as it is not ready for living yet. At the very least we need to install 2 windows (upstairs) and complete the interior design of two bedrooms. This will allow us to move to our new home already and save some money on rent. By our calculations, to cover all the above expenses we need to raise $2500 US. If you are willing to support our family, here is what you can do to help:
1. Donate via Profee.com, WU or Wise.com - click on Donate image below:
2. Donate in Ethereum - send some Ethereum to my Ethereum address: 0x8B1bf54F2aDb285D80075DC13b754E92526b6324 , any amount matters!
3. You can also help us to spread the word of this fundraising online via emails or in your social networks.
With hope for understanding and help
Yury (Ecominded) Smirnov and family.
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