Aremare – Eco-friendly space
“When I get old I will definitely live in the countryside, in peace”
These thoughts are echoes of childhood summer memories, the happiest moments spent in the countryside and the most common phrase of mine and those around me. In time I realized that I could live and create this harmony before actually getting old, create it with my own hands and energy and share it with others.
Filled with this motivation, I moved to a village 4 years ago, at the age of 26, on a land where there were only unkempt trees and a semi-dry well. On this land I found no buildings, no house, no heating, no electricity and most importantly I had no experience with which to begin creating.
The sole thing I was sure about was that I had to observe, learn and act in cooperation with nature, not fight against it.
It was precisely this observation and cooperation attitude that introduced to me an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Where to start?
Is self-sufficiency achievable? Is an eco-friendly way of life sustainable and functional? Are there ways to cooperate with nature and reduce the need for human labor and intervention? Is it possible to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle even in urban conditions?
When I started creating Aremare, the only way of getting answers to these questions was through a lengthy process of trials, errors, and eventual achievements, all of which involved dedication and hard labor from me.
Now the results and success are already clear and tangible not only for me but for everyone. Aremare has become a social eco-friendly space for raising awareness by spreading knowledge and experience, a place of demonstration of eco-friendly lifestyle where one can relax from the urban chaos and study and practice simultaneously.
Social space – demo plot
“Aremare”, a quiet and a beautiful yard, is located 30 minutes’ drive from Tbilisi. Such close proximity to the Capital, along with experiences and knowledge I have gained in nurturing a sustainable Eco-friendly system, makes it the best fusion for multifunctional social space and a demonstration plot of an eco-friendly lifestyle.
In recent years, Aremare hosted several workshops, educational events and kids’ camps. There are plans for regular classes and workshops for different age groups, social events, Eco therapy days, weekend school and eco camps for kids.
The facilities in Aremare are well suited for these activities, however, for greater efficiency it is necessary to equip it with tools for workshops, bar and kitchen appliances and camping equipment.
The goal of implementing these activities, the incorporation of regenerative approaches and environmental awareness into our daily lives, is take care of both the preservation of the natural environment, as well as the improvement of the physical, emotional and mental health of people, especially of the next generation.
And this is my principal driving force: to share and transfer knowledge of a balance with nature, a baseline of my life, as a possibility of a harmonious life.