Not far from the busy and crowded Moscow there appear new settlements of people who leave big cities and refuse usual comforts, make their first steps to countryside life. Some of them live here all year around, others part of a year. They develop permanent agriculture, build adobe and straw houses, apply alternative energy resources, ranch. This trend is new to Russia and is yet developing. Not everyone can buy a house or practice in construction of it for several months. Nevertheless the settlements become bigger, new people keep coming.
We gonna show one of such settlements called “Glorious”.
The way to the settlement.
It’s especially hard for those who still live in Moscow and come here on weekends. There are only 12 weekends in a summer period. What can one build in this time if he has nothing and has to start from a bare field? What if he has no money to pay somebody and has to do everything with his own hands?
There are various houses and people of all income here. But they are united by one and the same idea. Sooner or later they want to make a self-sustaining settlement able to employ people, build good houses for year-round living and move there forever, grow their own vegetables and fruits, have healthy children and open a school.
Solar batteries are enough in summer for all the needs.
They already have two windmills in the settlement.
Sometimes the comforts are like in a city.
Breakfast in the open air.
Charging batteries from the solar panels.
Slow-burning stove (works on any fuel and gets maximum warmth).
Some rest for Mary Poppins.
Passing the night in a tent.
Someone works like this.
After the rain
A new house is being built.
How Slavnoye looked like in 2010.
If only Russia had an endless summer! It might be so much easier then.