Sharing our property with as many people as possible was always part of our plan. Not only did we find a gorgeous piece of land, but were also lucky to have found wonderful neighbors. By inviting you to come share with our family and community, we are encouraging a type of tourism that focuses on exploring a country's culture through everyday rural activities. This type of tourism gives you a different perspective on a country and its realities than do historical sites or traditional tourist destinations. Many experiences help build cultural competence through increased language skills, but few actually allow for better understanding of cultural nuance. We believe that a home-stay experience offers a unique glimpse into the everyday experiences of a group of people, and through direct participation, we hope it fosters a sense of mutual understanding, curiosity, and togetherness.