Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

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:

 

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

They had walk the last three kilometers on foot.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

All the visitors are being hosted in separate houses, men stay separate from women EVEN if they are married. Those are the local rules.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

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.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

The newcomers are being introduced to the community rules: “not to eat meat or fish, no smoking, no drinking, no curse words”.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Roughly forty families live in the village.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

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.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

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).

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Families have plenty of kids.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

The village has no fences or borders. No watch dogs, either.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

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.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

One of the first houses in the place. They try to avoid using “unnatural” materials  while constructing them.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Sunday morning, people, including the visitors go thru the gate, bowing before entering.

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

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6 thoughts on “Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia”

  1. I hope they will be happy living like that, until the craziness starts. It always does in those isolated communities. Re: Jonestown.

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  2. One person believes something, another believes something else. Who is to say that one is deluded and the other is not? As the bible says “Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.”

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  3. I love the idea – not necessarily the religious/cultish feel around it but I think small villages like this are the future. Imagine the local kids – how much fun they can have and happy childhood – big cities are like cancer.

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  4. What is name of beautiful lake in background? I wonder how many of the the residents have been there for many years? Do people leave for winter? I don’t understand why they don’t eat wild game and fish? Maybe people choose to live here for religious beliefs more than solitude or hermit lifestyle.

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  5. I don’t see any cultishness. They do not seem proselytize, for one thing. No mention was made of an all-powerful leader. If you love plants and fungi you’d never run out of fascinating pursuits. I wondered if they ever visited that lake, too, by the way. I’m sure I would want to if I lived there. I wonder if a tourist could arrive and then sort of never leave. I wonder if there’s a spouse for everyone who wants one. I wonder if many of them leave…and lots of other things. I wonder if they’ve read this article and these comments. If so, hello!

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