Sustainable Paradise On the Pacific Coast of Mexico
- Cohousing Openings + Real Estate
- Jalisco, Mexico
Greetings Communitarians! We are excited to announce the sale of our Permaculture dream ranch and Sustainability Education Center on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. For a dozen years we have worked at creating a true paradise on earth, and have had an incredible run hosting Natural Building, Permaculture, and Plant Medicine retreats, raising animals, and truly “living the life” (read: The Mexico Diaries: A Sustainable Adventure” available on Amazon/Kindle), but now, ambling toward our 70’s, we are looking forward to the next phase of life that is closer to city friends and attractions, medical services, etc. in nearby Puerto Vallarta.
On offer is a 37+ acre spread (15 hectares) with significant infrastructure located just 300 yards from one of the most pristine, swimmable beaches anywhere. This idyllic property is a mix of pasture, view hills, and forest that would be perfectly suited to a group looking to form an Eco Community, or for anyone interested in creating their own private abundance with significant farming or eco-tourism income potential.
This property features numerous, buildable ocean vistas and established guest facilities poised for further development as a world-class retreat or education center, and plenty of good bottom land for crops or gardens. Perched high on a west facing hill is a gorgeous, “hippi-lux” cob house with dipping pool and spectacular sunset ocean & mountain views, plus caretaker/guest cottage, and basic facilities for goats, chickens, ducks, horses, etc. The entire property is fenced and has been used for free-ranging our goats for many years.
In addition to the main beach, the property is also a short walk from a smaller, hidden beach, a turtle research station, and a quintessential Mexican fishing village. This incomparable opportunity is fully titled, and has municipal water & grid-tied electric, existing internal roadways, a one-acre tropical food forest, kitchen gardens, two hundred moringa trees, fifty coco, mango and banana tress, a 30′ x 40′ oceanview yoga platform, a traditional Temezcal sweat lodge, and significant additional infrastructure such as a separate screen casita, a second, sunset dipping pool, a community building with bathrooms, bio-digester, storage bodegas, and an outdoor kitchen dining facilities capable of hosting 20 or more people.
As written about our WordPress blog “Sustainable Mexico”, there are many significant advantages to pursuing sustainability south of the US border (“the fun side of the wall!”), including ridiculously low property taxes (we pay $250US a year!), year-round sunshine for producing solar and growing food, inexpensive hired help, extremely relaxed business licensing, easy building permitting, no building codes, and no heating/cooling needs other than fans in summer. It is also an easy draw for attracting volunteer help, and is just two hours away from numerous, vibrant farmer’s markets, excellent affordable health care, and an international airport, in Puerto Vallarta.
Finally, we have a second, abutting, fifty-five acre parcel, with our daughter’s house and family lots. Our intention is to remain in the Puerto Vallarta area and return to the second parcel to visit occasionally. We would enjoy maintaining an affiliation with whatever project follows, but that is not a condition of the sale. The listing price is 2.9 million US, however we will discount, and are open to partial financing, for a buyer that is planning to continue our vision of wholistic land management, and being of service to the local community.
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