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Island Story: A True Story of a Never-Ending Summer
After returning from a two-year trip around the world, chronicled in Love & Free, Ayumu Takahashi was ready for another adventure. This time it would happen right in his own backyard, the southern islands of Okinawa, Japan. Here he suddenly came up with an idea that would change his life. He would build a self-sustaining island village, a place where all are welcome to ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by One Peace Books
(first published May 15th 2010)
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After returning from a two year low budget honeymoon around the world, Ayumu Takahashi decides to have the next adventure in his homeland, on the island of Okinawa, in Japan. The adventure is one that will prove to be both exciting and challenging, ultimately changing his life. His goal was to build a self sustaining village on the island. Island story is a vibrant, photographic journal of his quest. The process took eight years, however the self sustaining village is a paradise, lush, green and ...more
After traveling the world for two years, Ayumu Takahashi and his bride decide to settle down in Okinawa, Japan. Not one to settle for the traditional routine, Takahashi comes up with the idea of a self-sustaining community. While initially this might seem a fairly simple task, he and others interested in the project quickly discover that people are not so willing to part with their property. Finding backers willing to support the project financially also proved difficult at times. Island Story p ...more