Over the last few years, my family and I have been focused on greening up our farm. We have painstakingly planted hundreds of fruit saplings in our vision to grow a healthy food forest. The reason my wife and I put in so much heart into this place is that we know that we are sculpting our own retirement place. We are also conscious of the fact that this place cannot be an expensive hobby. Make no mistake. The farm does suck away a lot of money. In order to make sure that the place pays for itself, I have thought through many business ideas. One such is by starting a farm stay business where people can come to experience rural life.
Recently, I watched a video tour of Tony Robbin’s 525-acre resort in Fiji. It is not only a resort but also (one of) Tony Robbin’s home. I love how he build a business around his dream that is a profit center. It is also a place where he conducts one of his signature workshops.
This is pretty much what I want to model Vaksana Farms. It should be a place for me to conduct workshops and people can come over to stay at the farm. Currently, I have thought of having 11 small homes that act as accommodation for the farm stay business. It doubles up as a reunion spot for our family and friends. One of the things I enjoy most is having people I love come over and stay.
This is the next project that I’m very excited to start working on. If you are an architect, a resort aficionado, a farmpreneur or an eco-enthusiast, do connect with you and I would love to share my ideas and take your views.