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Anima Casa Rural Artists in Residency (ACRAR) • San Isidro Mazatepec, Mexico • http://animacasarural.com/

We provide respite within ANIMA’s walls from a Western civilization that is addicted to material gain and consumption and we are developing projects for the regeneration of our soils for grass pasture for our animals and the reforestation of a donated government area with native species to the community.

“Encouraged by our mother Mari Calleros, our family left Guadalajara, Mexico in 2003. Her support and our hard work have shaped the origins of what ANIMA has become today. In appreciation of her heritage, as she is originally from Cora/Huichol from Huajikori Nahuatl, we named our rooms, patios, kitchen and terraces with words that embrace her history, especially as it reflects our current world. The goals of ANIMA are inspired by the book Evening Thoughts, by Thomas Berry. Our name comes from the concept that ‘anima’ is what gave the first breath of life to the earth, and is what inspires our souls. This notion also has origins in ancient Greek civilization as the term is used to articulate ideas about humans existing with a soul. We believe that with you, we will be able to learn and cooperate to make this world a better place to live. Our main production is food for auto consumption, to our family and guest. We will be offering a shared accommodation with a private room for the person that wishes to stay with us, the house is installed with a bathroom, a kitchen and a living room, plus three meals a day in exchange for labor.”

Information above quoted from http://animacasarural.com/about/.