Tree of Life: PermaTree

The Tree – In many cultures the tree is the symbol of life. Its roots and the branches represent where we come from and where we want to go.


The uchuva fruit is also called “Physalis peruviana” is a species of physalis, the plant and its fruit. It is originally from Peru and also known as uchuva (Colombia) …

Authentic Bolivia Photography

Authentic Bolivia Photography during our +6 month exploration of Bolivia in 2015.
Sometimes referred to as the Tibet of the Americas, Bolivia is one of the most “remote” countries in the western hemisphere; except for the navigable Paraguay River stretching to the distant Atlantic, Bolivia and Paraguay are the only two landlocked nations in the Americas.

Coca and Bolivia

Coca is a cultivated plant from the family of Erythroxylaceae, native to western South America. Currently the cultivation, sale, and possession of unprocessed coca leaf is only legal in Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Argentina. Actually it’s partially legal in the US and the entire world too because Coca-Cola still uses Coca leaf extracts (without cocaine) as ingredient for the Nr. 1 soft drink.

Onions and Garlic

Onions and Garlic are vegetables witch have both many health benefits – most of our ancestors knew and now our generation has almost totally forgotten about them. Actually both contain a variety of natural chemicals that are capable of fighting infections and healing the human body. Never let the unpleasant odor of any of these foods cause you to avoid them as these foods can easily be added to recipes.

Retro Perspective Paraguay

After 6 months of exploration in Paraguay, we have decided to continue our exploration in Bolivia.
Here are a few of our thoughts and impressions of Paraguay. Traveling like that with a goal in mind has been very enriching – we have been learning many practical things we want to use for our own project in the future and even more things we don’t want to have to deal with :-) Absolutely priceless experiences!

Oberer Letten Zürich

The Landscape Architecture Magazine ASLA just published a a well written article about the summer open air swimming options in the city of Zurich. In Zurich, the quest for something cool ends at the nearest badi LAM 06 June 2015_Zurich Badi.pdf

Amazing Bamboo

Bamboo – The amazing grass – This plant has not stopped to fascinate me. Ever since. Is it because of the vivid green look. Or the soft feel or the sound of the bamboo trees as they rub against each other in the wind? I can’t really tell. One of the first time I saw a Bamboo forest was in the south of France a long time ago. Over time I kept learning more and more about this fabulous plant. The more I see and learn the more it keeps on impressing me.

Adobe construction

Adobe is the Spanish word for mud brick originates from Arabic, is a building material made from earth and often organic material.

In dry climates, adobe structures are extremely durable, and account for some of the oldest existing buildings in the world.

Magical Costa Rica Photography

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua, Panama, the Caribbean Sea to the east. It has a population of around 4.5 million, of whom nearly a quarter live in the metropolitan area of the capital and largest city, San José.