Bella Vista Farmstead

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Our Story

In late 2012, Paula and Mara decided to walk away from the “American Dream”. They came to realize that all the trappings of success, the big houses and the fancy cars, did not bring them joy. So they decided to sell everything, including a custom “McMansion” in southern Maryland and a beach home on Siesta Key in Fl. It took two years to wrap up the life they had in Maryland, including Mara’s surgical practice, and move to their mountain getaway in Auburn WV. During those 2 years they also studied and learned new homesteading skills from a variety of mentors, including earning a Certificate of completion from Geoff Lawton in permaculture. …TBC…