A self-described “full-time mystic” has hit back at trolls who told her she would be wasting her life by leaving the modern world.
Jasmine Mariposa has given her followers a glimpse into her off-grid lifestyle, where she has no running water and instead bathes in a river.
Jasmine describes herself as a “jungle fairy” and shows how she prepares food and how she set up her own “field office”.
She says she proved many people wrong who told her she made a mistake.
In a video shared on her TikTok page, Jasmine said: “You said I was wasting my life following my dreams instead of going to school.”
“Well, that’s great of you. Because you lead a passionless life that I don’t envy.”
“You will have a 9-5 until you are 65, and you will definitely wish you had lived more freely.”
In another clip, she shows how she does her laundry without the luxury of running water.
It shows her walking barefoot to a river with several large plastic bottles in her hand.
Jasmine then fills everything up before lugging it back to her humble home.
She then pours each item into a washing machine before emptying out her clothes and later hanging them on a line between trees.
In another video, Jasmine reveals how she uses the river for swimming.
She also cleverly made an “outdoor office” out of a wooden pallet.
The footage shows her placing a row of bricks on the floor before placing the pallet on top – as well as a blanket to make it more comfortable.
Then she places a container on top of it to balance her laptop on.
And another clip shows her preparing a coconut for eating by hitting it with a stone, while another shows her harvesting fresh cocoa.
Jasmine also used to use turmeric to dye her clothes.
She wrote in a TikTok caption: “The process was super easy – I just put the clothes I wanted to dye in a pot with turmeric and boiling water.”
“I let it simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes until I liked the color and then rinsed it in the stream.”
Many viewers have praised Jasmine for her bold lifestyle.
One wrote: “Off-grid homesteading is heaven.”
Another said: “I’m so grateful I came across you because I’m about to drop out of university, I’m done with the Matrix.”
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“I am in Africa and I am taking on my task to heal the land.”
A third commented: “You’re living my dream.”