The Adventures of Property Purchasing
One year and one month into the Omni journey, and we find ourselves near the foot of a new and massive mountain: Property purchasing. We are eternally grateful for the input and guidance we have received, so far, as we’ve assessed the mountain, planned our route, and begun the climb, one slow and careful foot at a time.
Step one: Sent out investment proposal (subject to change) to see who’s interested in this co-creation adventure. We’ve had great feedback and several interested parties.
Step two: Registered a private company to handle real estate investments. Please welcome Soul Santuaries Pty. Ltd. (logo coming soon).
Our vision is to see humanity grow toward wholeness and self-sustainability, living in cooperation with Earth, one another, and God, within thriving and industrious eco-village communities.
Our mission is to purchase land for the purpose of building spiritually aware, self-sustaining, intentional communities—Soul Sanctuaries.
Step three: Attorney now drawing up investment and land use agreements.
Step four: Scheduled appointment for outside property evaluation (May 22).
Step five: Hosted our first guests!
A huge thank you and blessings to Paul Odendaal, his wife, Melinda, and their two daughters, with whom we spent the long weekend. Cameron met Paul while attending the Bio Veda eco-dome workshop in Johannesburg.
The Odendaals absolutely love the property! Paul says, “How can you not [love it]? It has everything! Your mind goes haywire with the possibilities and opportunities...This is surely one of the places we spoke about when we talked about an eco-community for us all to be involved in."
Lastly, we spent one Saturday afternoon at the uBuntu Festival in Nespruit (Mbombela), Mpumalanga. There was some good live music and vendors’ tables, and it was good to see friends Cameron knew from the dome-building workshop; unfortunately, we only got to hear one speaker, and visitor turn-out was low. In fact, the festival (specifically Michael Tellinger) lost quite a bit of money. If you would like to donate to that recovery, please click here.
We’re waiting on business frameworks, documents and contracts to be drawn up and put to work. We’re spending that time engaged in schooling our kids, more studies in spirit, community, and permaculture, and further developing of the Omni vision. Our focus on education is intensifying, as we have begun working on curricula for residents’ home-schooled children, second-phase recovery, and adult eco-village workshops and classes.