What is the firefly shire?
Nestled in the jungle of Costa Rica, the Firefly Shire is a mountain retreat offering amazing views, vibrant wildlife, and a refreshing space for web3 travelers to connect with nature while having a positive impact.
We believe in living in harmony with the planet, and our eco-retreat and intentional community embodies the principles of regenerative living. Through immersive retreat experiences and educational programs, we aim to cultivate wellness and a deeper understanding of regenerative systems and their importance in our world.
We also plan to celebrate music, art, and cultural events throughout the year, providing unique opportunities to connect with other innovators and experience the magic of our beautiful surroundings. And that’s just the beginning. We can expand our model in the future to other locations around the world, creating a network of sustainable communities that are as diverse as they are beautiful.
As a real-life crypto village, we proudly accept bookings with $ADA, and our NFT collectibles offer unique perks and benefits. Discover our membership NFTs and collections, and join us as we bring regenerative travel and magical experiences to the blockchain!
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE TRAVEL?
Regenerative travel is all about improving a destination and prioritizing its protection and regeneration above mass tourism. This ensures that we leave the place better than we found it for future generations.
Some of these principles include using sustainable practices, ensuring fair wages, and making a positive impact on the environment. Regenerative travel follows a circular economy approach to minimize waste and regenerate natural systems.
For us, regenerative travel also includes providing a meaningful and transformative experience to our members. By traveling with this intention and engaging in healthy eating, meditation, yoga, and outdoor adventures, visitors can prioritize physical and mental well-being and their connection with nature while having a positive impact on the world. It’s a win-win.
Our commitment to regenerative practices also extends beyond our operations and includes education, social impact, and respect for locals. We will work with the community to incorporate their traditional knowledge and practices and seek to heal and regenerate the land.
Join us to grow a global regen travel community of innovators and changemakers!
WHAT ARE NFTs?
NFTs, short for Non-Fungible Tokens, are secure digital assets demonstrating ownership and authenticity. They utilize blockchain technology and have various applications, including digital art collectibles, music, games, goods, and services. NFTs can be bought and sold in several marketplaces like: jpg.store and plutus.art.
At the Shire, our fantasy creature NFT collections are memberships that unlock travel experiences at our campground in Costa Rica. 3 Series, each with rare creatures and coins on the Cardano blockchain. Learn more about our NFTs and mint one here!
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WHY AN EARTH-SHELTERED VILLAGE?
While structures at the Firefly Shire will take advantage of various building techniques, we love earth-sheltered buildings the most!
Earth-sheltered homes are built into the ground or up against a hill, and because of their design take advantage of natural insulation. They’re eco-friendly and offer additional protection against fires, storms, or other extreme weather events while using less energy than traditional structures.
WHAT IS OUR BUILD TIMELINE?
Our seasonal campground is set to open this year. Check out our visual roadmap in progress and read the Shire Scroll for more information.
We will make announcements as we build out the village, release plans, and create new collections! We want to bring the community along as we build a magical place IRL! It’ll be epic to throw an opening party, will you be there?
We launched our project on the Cardano blockchain due to several key factors. One is Cardano’s proof of stake (PoS) consensus mechanism and liquid staking model, which offers several benefits. Unlike traditional cryptocurrency mining, PoS requires minimal energy usage and hardware pollution, making it a more sustainable option. Additionally, users can earn rewards and their $ADA is never locked up, providing greater flexibility and liquidity.
Cardano’s decentralized and highly secure blockchain network provides an added layer of protection against cyber attacks and fraud. We also liked the Cardano Foundation’s commitment to sustainability and the environment. They are actively promoting and advancing nature-based solutions to combat climate change, such as the Cardano forest initiative. There are also now $ADA eco staking pools that are powered by renewable energy, contributing to a greener future.
While we are currently operating on Cardano, we remain open to exploring partnerships with other eco-friendly blockchains that align with our values and mission.
WHO ARE WE?
Hello! 👋 We are nature lovers on a mission to positively impact the future of human living spaces and help regenerate the earth. We also want to share our art and the pura vida vibes at our jungle Shire in Costa Rica! Learn more about us here.