San Cristobal
A volunteer farmer

This Our Story

My husband and I returned to the land six years ago after many years working as professionals in stuffy offices. We love the experience of creating an eco friendly place. The farm has been developed for our family and others who wish to be close to nature and to live off of the land. We enjoy  cooking and entertaining. We arrange frequent dinners, potlucks and wine tasting with our guests and friends.

Creating an eco friendly environment is an ongoing process. Our story includes the help of many people. Our daughter, two sons and their families have been an intricate part of developing our vision. We are very grateful for the wonderful work of our wwoofers (members of Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms). Their assistance throughout the years have been instrumental in the growth of our goji berry farm and lodge. To learn more about the WWOOF organization and how to participate please click here.

Our goji berries, fruits and vegetables are all organically cultivated. The chickens are free range. The growing season has been extended by a newly constructed green house. All of our casitas and cabins are heated with wood fire stoves. We now have air heat pumps and water heaters powered by solar in all of our cabins with the exception of the Artist’s Retreat. We are working toward becoming totally off the grid and hope to supply electricity with solar energy in the future.

The eco lodge is part of a recycling program. We use only use eco-friendly cleaners, dish and laundry detergents. A grey water system and a large holding pond with acequia water are being created to irrigate our expanding goji plantation. The eco lodge’s water comes from four deep wells, fed by mountain aquifers. 

We  hope to see you here!

Elizabeth and Eric

Eric and Elizabeth - this is our story
Our children and grandchild
Sacha and Isabel
Our sons fishing
Our son in law and granddaughter
Our son and grandson
Our daughter
Volunteer farmers