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Baja California Wines Win Nine Medals

Four Baja California winemakers won 9 medals at the Bacchus International Wine Competition 2019, the most important in the Spanish market. The wine contest is the only one in Spain that belongs to the World Federation of Great International Contests of Wines and Licore (Vinofed), which integrates the most famous contests in the whole world. […]

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VIDEO: Hacienda Eco-Domes Property Tour

Watch our Property Tour Video Video taken Aug. 22, 2018

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VIDEO Directions to Hacienda Eco-Domes – Valle de Guadalupe

If coming from San Diego or Tijuana, take the coast highway down towards the coastal city of Ensenada. (about 1 hour by car) At the entrance of Ensenada area, you’ll drive up to a toll booth.  Pay the small fee and drive another 2 miles (about 5 km) and take the RUTA DEL VINO exit. […]

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VIDEO: Grey Water System at Hacienda Eco-Domes

Check out the system we built to reclaim our water from the showers, laundry and sinks. We re-use 100% of our water at Hacienda Eco-Domes including both Grey and Black Water This is one of our grey waters systems in use at our property. Enjoy the video and share with others. And most of all, […]

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A’K Vino: Organic General Store in Zarco

Meet Jobe and his wife Edna!  Together they opened A’K Vino in the pueblo of Francisco Zarco; abut 20 minutes from our Hacienda Eco-Domes. Jobe worked for many years in the USA with his last employment with Tesla the car company.  But finally, the Zarco native said it’s time to come home. He did and […]

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Draco the Guard Dog is Back at Hacienda Eco-Domes!

DRACO the Guard Dog is back! His last stay was just a few months.  But now, this time, it appears he’s here to hang out for quite a long while. Rumors say he likes Hacienda Eco-Domes so much and hangin’ with his pals Einstein McFly and Bella McFly that he’s decided to stay. He’s picky […]

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Meet the Chickens at Hacienda Eco-Domes

This summer we finally finished our Chicken Coop. It’s located at the very back of our 6000 meter squared plus property. Currently we have 11 chickens, 6 baby chicks and one Rooster. They are housed in a very large spacious coop and chicken run. We feed them organic foods only. On average we get about […]

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Fresh Plum Jam at Hacienda Eco-Domes

So today we picked the plums off the trees at the Hacienda Eco-Dome orchards.  Our resident gourmet chef, Betty Verduzco, did her magic in the main kitchen and turned these lovely fruits into delicious jam. The taste actually has a surprising Merlot grape tone.  It’s bizarre.  But I guess it’s appropriate for here in the […]

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History 2013: Building Main House and Master Suite – EarthBag Construction

This video shows us building our main house (14m2 x 14m2, approximately 1700 sq. ft) and our master suite which is comprised of 4 domes each about 5m2; a bedroom, bathroom, walk-in closet and private sitting room. This effort too about 4.5 months with about 10 workers on the project. It’s about 3000 sq. ft […]

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History 2013: Building 250 meter EarthBag Wall at Hacienda Eco-Domes

This video shows our Earthbag Punish project, now called Hacienda Eco-Domes, from the very start. First we cleaned up the 6600m2 lot. Then we built the property wall out of earth bags (super adobe); basically plastic bags filled with dirt. After a few missteps and wall crash disaster (learning curve is tough!), we finally figured […]

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History 2012: The Making of Punish Studios at Hacienda Eco-Domes

Watch our video as we built our first dome home (earthbag) on the 6,600 meters of raw land that is now Hacienda Eco-Domes.  Super Adobe Earth Bag Construction by Johnny Punish.   At end of May 2012, Johnny Punish began construction of an Earth Bag Village originally called Earthbag Punish now named Hacienda Eco-Domes. The […]

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Local Organic Market in Valle de Guadalupe

This organic market appears to offer no flyers, no cards, no signs, no advertising as means of finding out about them … but a good sleuth will always find the good stuff. What good stuff? Let’s see … from the farm organic produce of tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, cucumber, lettuce, beets, oranges, lemons, apples, […]

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UFO Alert! Spaceship Lands Serves Wine in Valle de Guadalupe

What an incredible ruse!  We almost fell for it ourselves! Upon landing this spaceship, the crew quickly started serving wine and some delicious meals on the back deck pretending to be a fantastic, unique winery called Alximia. It would seem after some great food and several glasses of wine most people fall for the cover […]

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Classic 1951 Chevrolet Truck Caught Roaming the Valle de Guadalupe

So today whilst at the locale seafood cart called Mariscos Paez at the light in San Antonio de las Minas, I spotted this amazing 1951 Chevrolet Truck in amazing show car condition. The owner gave permission to take photos. Enjoy! Interesting side note:   Did you know that LOUIS CHEVROLET, the original creator of the […]

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Discover the Best Ceviche in the Ensenada Area

So I have been eating at all the all the “Marisco” (seafood) carts in Ensenada.  So many good ones.  La Guerrense being the most famous; featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show.   But the very best one is NOT in downtown Ensenada but actually located at the stop light in San Antonio de las Minas in […]

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Food Truck in the Baja Wine Valley?

Not far up a dirt road you will find the picturesque vineyards of Adobe de Guadalupe. In the Garden sitting area Leda and her team are serving up some seriously delicious food from her cool food truck. Leda is not only a creative Chef having fun and loving what she does, she is also a […]

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