Jun 22, 2021
Lynx Guimond of Sailcargo Inc. is an adventurous carpenter and shipwright with an inspiring mission. He's created a homestead in Costa Rica, uniting a team of over 20 shipbuilders from around the globe to embark on the quest to create a zero-emissions cargo eco-ship called Ceiba, to cross the Atlantic ocean between Central America and Europe.
He shares the story of how went from bee-keeping in the mountains to creating a sustainability-focused shipyard from scratch. Assembling a team of naval carpenters from around the world, he's imported their expertise to share with the local craftsmen, all aligned in common vision.
In complement to the shipyard's mission of revolutionizing ocean travel, the crew's been developing a sustainable homestead, using slow and small solutions. In a short period of time, they've come to produce a generous amount of organic food for themselves, right at home on their beachfront property!
To top it off, Lynx and crew have been heading up reforestation programs through their non-profit, Trees for Seas!
The food forests and greenhouse are passion
projects, built by those who live there and are enriched with
filtered greywater systems, composting toilets,
and more. The positive social environment at the shipyard is a
reflection of the creative spirit cultivated at Sailcargo.
If you’d like to learn more about their project, check
out some of the following:
The Farm Tour Video that we recorded for our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/F-bRehxdU5U
Their movie! - Building CEIBA: The Mangrove Years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2WKJtbm8yM
Visit their website: https://www.sailcargo.inc/
El Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC): https://www.tec.ac.cr/
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Special thanks to Peter Mukuru for editing this episode!
Music: Rite of Passage by Kevin MacLeod
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