Two thousand meters above sea level, in mountains near Krasnoyarsk Russia, there is a village where hermits moved to twenty years ago and built everything from scratch.
A blogger took a trip there too see how they live off the grid in the mountains. To get to the place one has to take an eighty kilometer trip on a mud road, like this one which the author took:
They had walk the last three kilometers on foot.
All the visitors are being hosted in separate houses, men stay separate from women EVEN if they are married. Those are the local rules.
The map of the village mimicking the Star of Bethlehem. Streets have poetic names like “Sun winds”, “Star fields”, “Singing mounts”, “Forest spirits”, “Crystal gates” etc.
The newcomers are being introduced to the community rules: “not to eat meat or fish, no smoking, no drinking, no curse words”.
Roughly forty families live in the village.
The place has no power grid at all. Every house has solar panels, and a generator is started when needed. Satellite dishes provide TV and internet access.
There are many farming fields, together with hothouses. Each family should support itself with the food, to feed kids they have goats and chickens (for milk and eggs).
Families have plenty of kids.
The village has no fences or borders. No watch dogs, either.
This place is considered to be “holy” – right in the middle of the village. Morning and Sunday prayers are being held at this spot, also that’s the only place where you can get a weak cell phone signal.
One of the first houses in the place. They try to avoid using “unnatural” materials while constructing them.
Sunday morning, people, including the visitors go thru the gate, bowing before entering.