Микли, Респ. Карелия, Россия, 186724
Hi, we are Slava and Katya - a couple of designers from St. Petersburg.
In 2015, we decided to change our lives, leave the city and create a small family farm.
We traveled for a year through the Karelia, Pskov and Novgorod regions to find a place where we want to spend our life.
We ended up in a small village, called Mikli, near the town of Lahdenpohja, the most beautiful spot on the planet - in the heart of the Ladoga Skerries.
All around us, we could see amazing Northern beauty: granite rocks covered with moss, pine forests and the cold waters of Lake Ladoga. All of this completely took our breath away as we realised that if we wanted to live somewhere, it had to be here.
In 2016 year, we became the happy owners of a few acres of land and we immediately immersed ourselves in the development of our new home.
During this year we have mowed and cleaned out part of our space and made a garden with fruit trees and other plants.
Also, with our own hands, we built a small cabin, so that we can hide from the weather and rest after our hard work. Unfortunately, there are no heating and no conveniences which means that we can't stay on our land all year round.
However, this does not prevent us from making plans and moving on.
In the future we plan to make our own cheese as well as start keeping goats, cows and bees. While we are at the very beginning and do not know what awaits us in the future or how it will all end, but we are not afraid of difficulties. We will forever be moving towards our dreams and we are very happy along the way.
To save the history of our lives, we have got a video blog on YouTube and instagram account, in which we reflect all of our adventures, events and achievements, if you are interested, have a look here:
our Instagram: http://goo.gl/zV5dEK
our channel on Youtube: http://goo.gl/hvS9YP
The number of our subscribers is gradually increasing and we are pleased that more and more people share our interests and our dreams to live in nature! We hope to win in this competition, because we really like the beautiful design of a DUBLDOM, we believe that it will fit perfectly into our Karelian nature and will be a wonderful starting point for our future farm.