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Start Enjoying the 
Joy of Missing Out

BELMONT, VT

Real connection to the self.
Real connection to the people around us.
Real connection to the natural world.
Consider this the anti-metaverse.

We believe all is better when we slow down
and reconnect

About us

Are you ready to trade in your FOMO for JOMO? The Joy of Missing Out is defined as feeling content with staying in and disconnecting as a form of self-care. Sounds good, right?

We never thought we would crave this kind of life until we moved from NYC to Vermont. We saw how blue the sky is here and how crisp the air feels. We walk to the town square on Thursday nights to listen to a local band play. And we buy our food from a farm down the street. Reconnecting with nature, a local community and each other made life - simple, but real. Time to hear our inner thoughts. Time to live. Like, really live.

Our goal is to help you disconnect into the present in your own way.

We decided we wanted to share this place that generates such joy for us with other people.

We have 14 acres of forest and fields for you to explore. And like an old school day camp, we have things like archery, bocce ball and forest trails to help you put the phone away. We're also planning to build an outdoor pizza oven and grow a vegetable & flower cutting garden. We're just getting started.

THE JOY GENERATOR

β€œTo live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.” 

β€” Thich Nhat Hanh

Together for 15+ years, Eric and Karen know how to laugh together everyday. While two different personalities, they both value realness - real conversations, real food and real natural beauty.

Eric has helped people be their best his whole life. Whether as a personal trainer or a collegiate softball coach, he is the perfect combination of tough and caring to help you find your north star.

Karen has spent her career in marketing and advertising, but has a degree in landscape architecture - so this is coming back home for her. She is a master listener who is able to see your superpowers. 

Eric & Karen Kraut

THINGS WE'RE INTO RIGHT NOW:

Making the perfect pizza crust, forest bathing while gathering kindling wood on our land, ice baths, local makers, still Crocs

Caring what others think, social media obsession, too much stuff, Zoom, making assumptions about people

FOUNDErS

THINGS WE'RE OVER: 

photo: tara morris

Our dog, Bruce, likes to visit the neighbor horses every morning to say "hello". Even the creatures are connecting here!

LOCAL LOVE