Everyone has a dream idea of a village
regardless of the size of yard or level of elegance
as long as there is a healthy field to sow the crop
a happy home, good company and the pleasure of four seasons
An alternative lifestyle
Farmsteads are estates of modern development. They exist in between urban and rural life. They have all the comforts and commodities of modern life whilst maintaining the pleasance of an agricultural environment.
Shangri-La Plantation is characterised by its blocks of colour, it produces all manner of goods from hand painted t-shirts to spinning tops and book marks. The area is well known for its innovative handicraft but also for its enriching touristic experience.
For a different feel
To be more attractive, one must first clearly identify ones market. After which different market groups can be targeted by different projects. Finally the utilisation of different methods of communications and technology will make the experience more enjoyable, of a higher class and more suitable to the needs of many different target groups.
For many tourists, a trip to a farmstead is mostly about relaxation and something different. Only through continuous renewal can a farmstead attract the majority of these tourists. Some farmsteads reuse the same attractions all years round, this results in less return custom and fewer recommendations.
Advance with the times
Farmsteads are in general of a higher class than a typical run of the mill local farm. A farmstead is aimed towards urban market groups, especially young adults. Only a small percentile of this group is after a period accurate, nostalgic farming experience.
The roots of a farmstead are in the creation of a lifestyle. The creation of a place where tourists can breathe freely and exists in a world between city and country.