Other than my bed, the classroom is the place where I’ve spent the single most amount of time over the course of my entire life. After 19 years in formal education in the United States, I thought I knew a thing or two about school. One of the wonderful opportunities we have as Peace Corps volunteers is to appreciate the different approaches societies take to things as central as education. Sin más preambulos, here is a list of things I never knew about school with my new Nicaraguan context: Continue reading Things I Never Knew about School
While it looks vastly different from the cutesy little houses that are shared around online, the Tiny House Movement is alive and well in Peace Corps Nicaragua.
After swearing in as official volunteers, Peace Corps placed us in a beautiful little casita when we first moved to Estelí. As it was a bit expensive for our small stipends, we decided to look for a more affordable option and moved into our new abode about a year ago. One way to cut down on how much we were paying on rent was to downsize on our living space. Thus our journey towards Tiny Living in Nicaragua began. Continue reading 5 Tiny House Principles for Nicaragua and Beyond