4 min.

A life-changing move to the countryside

Author: Tatevik Tshughuryan


Once an Armenian emigre living in Germany, a young woman tries to bring change to a rural community in Armenia.

41-year-old Tatevik Aghababyan is the founder and owner of  "Debed Life," a unique complex for rest and work in a rural community. The mathematician turned designer has created a beautiful garden, outdoor kitchen and comfortable rooms for meetings and discussions that allow people to work while being in harmony with nature. This project has changed Tatevik’s life as well as the lives of her neighbors in Debet. Her goal is to create a strong female community in her neighborhood by employing only local women. Now they are expanding the business, providing opportunities for more women in Debet.