Live Off the Grid in Tropical Belize

Live Off the Grid in Tropical Belize

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Where to live in Belize

Do you have a “Home Sweet Home” sign that’s been waiting for the right place to hang for more years than you care to recall? Perhaps you worry that your criteria is so rigid, the place you dream about doesn’t exist. Happily, that paradise is closer than you think – just a couple of hours by air – in Belize!

A favorite of North Americans because the nation offers so many benefits – official retirement at age 45, low cost of living, everyone speaks English and there are enough ex-pats to make newcomers feel right at home – but you also care about the environment and would like your new home to be the model of sustainability.

That idyllic place exists. You can hang that “Home Sweet Home” sign on the wall of your Carmelita Gardens abode where off-grid living is elevated to an art.

Located in Belize’s Cayo District (the Breadbasket of the Caribbean), Carmelita Gardens is an innovative riverfront village designed for and home to folks who love Mother Earth and are eager to live among like-minded people.

Founded in 2010 on 98-acres of rich farmland located in the Belize River Valley, there’s a reason this community’s motto is “Independent Together.” Every resident is invited to be as self-sufficient as they wish, supported by neighbors who share this dream.

Live off the grid in Belize
This community has it all: Fertile soil, rain, sunshine and the comfort of a meandering river. Grow your own food. Adopt a sustainable lifestyle within this community of cottages where power is generated from the sun and a system of captured rainwater provides everything from drinking water to garden sustenance via a zero-waste system.

Methods used to construct homes shows respect for the environment – but what’s best about this village is the balance of community life and privacy – a pairing not easy to find in today’s world!

Does the idea of a self-sufficient lifestyle resonate with you? You owe it to yourself to learn more about this one-of-a-kind place where your values and beliefs are respected and the lifestyle you’ve dreamed about – but worried you’d never find – exists.

Best of all, Carmelita Gardens’ water and power systems are so innovative, you won’t have to live without the conveniences you require: air conditioning, refrigeration, laundry equipment plus high-speed internet that keeps residents in touch with family and friends. This technology also supports community residents who work remotely or run their own businesses.

Best place to buy a home in Belize
Located just 10 minutes away from the charming town of San Ignacio, this welcoming community is filled with the resources homeowners need – like grocery stores, eateries, bars and suppliers of goods and services.

Stock up on items you need and want and return to your home, located on a parcel of land that can range between 1/8th and ½-acre. Best of all, lot pricing starts at $35K USD and Carmelita Gardens’ developer can help you obtain financing, too.

Sound like the place you would love to hang your “Home Sweet Home” sign? You owe it to yourself to visit the community and meet the folks who are quickly turning this area into a sustainable haven that started as a great idea and has grown far beyond the original dream of creating a place where residents can put down the deepest of roots.


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