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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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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