For the last four years, our close family friend Tim Kelly has been residing part-time in the town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. What started as a surf trip, transitioned to a real-estate investment, which later turned into multiple projects focused on environmentalism, volunteerism, and social activism. One of the most exciting milestones is Casa Llanta, which is an earthship made out of old tires, mud, and recycled bottles. (When we took the family two years ago, one of the chores was to pick up litter to be used for building the earthship!) Casa Llanta's change-agents are marching forward to put sustainable developments like this at the forefront of educational travel. What a transformative opportunity, to take a vacation off-grid, and come back with principles to apply back home.
These beautiful photos are courtesy of Kelly at Picasso Dreams. If you are curious about San Juan del Sur, check out more of Kelly's photos here. And if you'd like to take a virtual world tour, head over to Photo Friday at http://www.deliciousbaby.com!