We are committed to supporting sustainable livelihoods in rural communities and maintaining their cultural, social and natural environment.


We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one.

There can be no 'plan B' because there is no 'planet B.'

Ban Ki-moon

What We Do

How We Do It

Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable

UN Sustainable Development Goal 11

Help give practical help to practical people

Support local artisans

Travel to our unique communities in Ukraine, Turkey & Georgia

We believe that in every community there are people who want to make their home a better place

What's New?

May 30, 2020

As we begin the recovery from the COVID pandemic, our plans to re-define the Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program are almost complete and the countdown to the web portal launch has begun.

We have added a new community in Georgia in the remote and pristine Tusheti region.  Our goal is to keep it pristine by monitoring and helping to manage travel to this beautiful natural resource of Georgia.

As in all our destinations, we and our local partners are committed to sustainable, responsible travel and development. Safety and well-being are high on our list for both communities and visitors.

Around June 15 we will launch our BSST travel site - one that emphasizes community participation and traveler experience.  As travel begins again and the emphasis is on the experience, low impact, and no crowds, we look forward to seeing you.

Launch Countdown

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