The header banner shows my place ( sitio in portuguese) in Brazil to where I am going to retire. It is in the country in an area some 100km from Rio de Janeiro in an area called the Lake District ( Distrito Largo). There is a small town nearby where many of my relatives live.
A bus runs once an hour to the town so I can visit friends and relatives and they can visit me.
The entrance to the sitio is on the left and the hill beside the bus is where I can keep goats and donkeys ( they will keep the vegetation under control).
Although I have owned the sitio for 12 years, I have not had the time until now to make the changes I would like.
With tropical sun a plenty, it is a no-brainer to move towards self sufficiency and low carbon footprint.