Have you ever experienced the eco-village of Mariposa in Amarillo


After all this time, Amarillo still has a few surprises for me. I recently discovered Mariposa, the eco-village of Amarillo. Have you ever been to Mariposa?

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started digging what Mariposa is. Part of me expected to find photos of yurts with goats roaming freely across a patch of land infested with wildflowers. Another part of me expected to find some strange form of architecture, perhaps self-sustaining spheres made of strange imported clay.

What I have found really makes me want to take a trip there.

The goal is to have a sustainable community. To do this, they use regenerative learning and aesthetics.

I’m not sure what that means exactly, but I’m interested in the giant Olmec head they have there. In addition, there is a lot of art and beautiful sites to admire.

In fact, while digging, I discovered that Mariposa had sort of become a “spot” for local artists. Their Facebook page has several announcements regarding live music and activities.

A friend asked me if I knew what Mariposa is and wondered because they hadn’t heard of it in a while. Judging from their Facebook page (the website was having errors when I tried to check it out), they’re back and open for business.

On April 18 of this year, they hinted that big news was coming. Then yesterday (7/12) they announced that they were open and ready for all of us to book a stay in Mariposa.

You can find their Facebook page here.

Looks like I have to find a babysitter so the woman and I can find out what Mariposa is.

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