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Carmelita Gardens: The Greenest Sustainable Community in Belize

7 factors that make Carmelita Gardens in Belize the right choice for a self-sufficient and sustainable life

Posted: Monday, February 8, 2021. 3:32 pm CST.

Paid Contribution:  Carmelita Gardens is the ideal home for resilient, ecologically aware, and joyful folks.

Thanks to the pandemic, people around the world are discovering the importance of both self-sufficiency and community. The world has also become increasingly aware of the importance of clean air, freshwater, and sunshine. Carmelita Gardens has a 10-year head-start on the rest of the world, as the community began emphasizing these factors since its inception.

Residents of this community in beautiful Belize often grow their own produce and find themselves totally self-sufficient when it comes to power and water needs. They also enjoy a warm sense of community with like-minded individuals and appreciate living in a country with pristine rain forests, an abundance of wildlife, and friendly people.

Below are 7 factors that make Carmelita Gardens the best choice for those who are interested in being self-sufficient yet part of a larger community:

  • Food Security: The fertile land allows residents to grow their own organic gardens. In addition, the local farmer’s market in San Ignacio is the largest in the country and offers a wide selection of local fruits and vegetables as well as fresh-caught seafood, craft beverages, and other items.
  • Energy Independence: Residents live off the grid thanks to solar power and rain catchment systems while still having access to high-speed internet and other modern conveniences.
  • Fertile Land Investment: When you invest in a piece of fertile land in Belize, you diversify your portfolio. Thanks to current Growth Incentives, the down payment for your share of paradise can be as low as $7,000.
  • English Speaking: Since English is the official language of Belize, it’s easy for Westerners to get around and to communicate.
  • Reliable Water Sources: The primary source of water is through a rain-catchment system. Groundwater is also available on-site, and the Belize River can be used for irrigation as well as for fun activities such as canoeing and fishing.
  • Low Population Density: Belize in general, and the Cayo district in particular, have low population densities, making them safe and healthy places to live.
  • Easily Accessible: It takes just a couple of hours to fly to Belize from the United States, and airlines continue to add more flights, making this an easily accessible destination for most Westerners.

These are just some of the reasons Carmelita Gardens is an ideal place to live or visit. In addition to being self-sufficient and plugged into a warm community, residents can enjoy trips to see Maya ruins, go cave tubing or explore the rain forest or even visit Belize’s many Cayes for a day at the beach. Best of all, the temperature is always perfect!


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