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Treehouse Perspectives: Living High on Little Paperback – March 2, 2009
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"Treehouse Perspectives" will test your notions of what it means to live in a third world country. Even if you have never considered the idea, and especially not in the thoroughly immersed way that Tina and Kirby did it, you will find yourself imagining the possibilities.
Set in the remote Toledo District of Belize and beginning back in the early 1970s, the Salisbury's began their odyssey with the barest of resources and little more than a dream.
They chronicle their adventures as alternating vignettes, delighting the reader with details of living that one would ordinarily think might be boring. Far from it. The narratives are at times lyrical and Tina especially has a gift for finding the "pulse" of the moment, etching for me the words that have eluded my vocabulary, describing why Belize grabs many of us.
No one who has the dream of "escaping" to somewhere, will be bored by this chronicle. The path the Salisbury family took and the rough edges they endured and magnificently adjusted to and thrived on, are not for everyone. But the lessons they learned about the culture of Belize and its' people are terribly important...
Their stories about the early challenges, to their eventual adoption of Belize as their home is an inspiring story that covers their move from California to the small town of Punta Gorda, or PG as it is known in Belize, in 1971. They escape the 9 to 5 of their lives in the U.S. and learn to live simply, and richly.
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We met Tina and Kirby at a social event in Punta Gorda a couple of years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed a short visit with this friendly couple who had made their lives in Belize... Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by JMB
I found this book very intriguing as I read about a families life unfolding before my eyes. It is an amazing recount of their lives as they lived their values, ideas, dreams,... Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by Tiltess
I've been thinking about buying some property in the Toledo District of Belize, and someone recommended this book to me when I was down there last June. Read morePublished on November 7, 2012 by Downing Bethune