My whole life was planned – every month, the whole year. It has to be when you run a company and do business. I also planned my private life. Maria – my wife – was also always integrated into my work (and company). We worked and planned everything together. When I first came to Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1981, I was already planning to change my life. At that time, I said, “Canada, this is my country, this is where I want to live.”
It took me seven years to implement my plan. We sold everything in Germany and built a holiday paradise (VIPILODGE) in the south of Cape Breton Island. I designed and built a holiday resort which provides great peace, convenience and a private atmosphere for our guests.
Living here – on a peninsula – is the ideal example of isolating from the hectic world around us. The log cottages that I built are designed for two people to stay without TV and internet. You enjoy the sounds of nature, the leaves in the wind, the chirping of the birds or the absolute silence of the night.
Slow Down Living – that’s what we do here!