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Retire to the Simpler Life in a Small Town in Belize

Retire to the Simpler Life in a Small Town in Belize

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021. 8:29 am CST.

Paid Contribution: Have you ever dreamed of living a simpler life, one focused on community and sustainability? Where you knew and trusted your neighbors? Where you were both independent and yet connected with like-minded folks? Then perhaps Carmelita Gardens in the beautiful Caribbean nation of Belize is for you.

The video below describes the founding principles of this self-sufficient village located just a few miles outside of San Ignacio, in the Cayo district, which is known for its fertile land and natural beauty. It explains what the founder means by “living independently together” and shows a unique vision of what life can be like, away from the bustle of the city.

Sustainability is more than just a word at Carmelita Gardens. State-of-the-art solar technology provides the power for modern conveniences such as air conditioning units and high-speed internet, while rainwater catchment systems ensure you will live independently off-the-grid. Homes are built with sustainable techniques and use locally sourced materials. They include artisan interiors and are custom designed to suit your lifestyle and optimize space.

The residents here believe in creating a haven for artistic and creative endeavors, sustainable and responsible agriculture, education, and entrepreneurship. Diversity and cultural integration are important to the folks at Carmelita Gardens as is helping to conserve the unique environment of their new homeland. There is a great feeling of fellowship within this vibrant community.

Not only is this community a great place to live, but Belize is a wonderful destination to invest in. Foreigners are able to buy property in Belize without restrictions and property taxes are extremely low compared to other countries in the region, making it an attractive place for those looking to diversify their portfolio. Plus the official language is English, which helps to make your investment here worry-free.

While many people choose to retire or move to Carmelita Gardens, others may decide to make this their vacation destination. If they choose the latter option, they can generate income when they are not living on site. However, chances are that once someone has spent some time in Belize, they will not want to leave.

After all, the country is known for its temperate weather, friendly people, laid-back lifestyle, and great natural beauty. When you live at Carmelita Gardens, you will never be bored. You’ll be able to grow fresh organic produce in your own garden, spend time with wonderful new friends, work on creative projects that interest you at your own pace, go fishing or canoeing on the nearby river, and explore all the wonderful attractions that Belize is known for.


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