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Solscape eco-retreat

1/25 sec at f/3.2, ISO 100, handheld. The Solscape eco-retreat is in Raglan, New Zealand, and this was taken at their tipi retreat area. The tipi retreat is “off the grid” in that it is not connected to outside water or energy. The tipis require very little outside materials or maintenance, and composting on site minimizes both food and human waste. I volunteered at Solscape for two weeks, and this is where the other Woofers and I went to have pizza parties on Sunday nights. We hauled wheelbarrows of firewood through the bush, and got the oven going really hot. - This postcard comes to us from MatadorU student Evan Timpy. You’ll meet him randomly, sleeping in hallways and writing about his surf adventures through Central America, Mexico, Indonesia, and Australia. He’s cool, just don’t steal his pens. He is also a contributor to Matador.