PODCAST EPISODE

Moving to the Mountains with Saanya and Sannat

Tiny Farm Friends

07-01-2022 • 1 hr 16 mins


This episode is about the heartwarming story of Saanya and Sannat, who moved to a quaint village in the Himalayas to create an intentional life in the countryside. Sannat is an accomplished trail runner, an architect, and a personal growth enthusiast. Saanya is an architect and the founder of Studio Mitti, a rural studio that works with the community and natural building materials.

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👫Time Stamps

00:00:00 - Intro

00:03:00 - A burning desire to move to the mountains

00:05:50 - Inception

00:11:37 - Family's reaction to the idea

00:16:35 - Transition period

00:19:55 - Sannat Quitting the job

00:26:24 - Saanya's journey

00:29:50 - Lockdown

00:31:54 - Parameters for choosing the place

00:32:24 - Why choose Bir?

00:35:20 - Finding shelter in the hills

00:41:50 - Parameters for the house

00:44:54 - Day 0 at Bir

00:46:00 - Relationship with the locals

00:51:05 - Importance of working with your hands

00:57:00 - Expats in Bir

00:59:45 - Financial sustenance

01:01:31 - A Typical day in their lives

01:04:15 - Advantage of living in a rural setting

01:07:05 - Effects of weather

01:09:22 - Advice for someone looking to move to rural pastures

01:15:18 - Future plans

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