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Sustainable Paradise On the Pacific Coast of Mexico

by Daniel Gair
Category
Real Estate For Sale
Location
Jalisco, Mexico
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(UPDATED AUGUST 2020)

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′, 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 90+ acre spread (37+  hectares) comprised of two abutting, deeded parcels, 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. The two parcels are available separately or at a heavily discounted price if purchased together.

This property features several beautiful residences, numerous, buildable ocean vistas, and established guest facilities poised for further development as a world-class retreat or education center, plus plenty of good bottom land for agricultural use. The entire property is fenced and has been used for free-ranging our goats for many years.

Perched high on a west facing hill of the 1st parcel 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. This 1st parcel also features a four room guest house, community building with bathrooms, kitchen + outdoor dining area, dipping pool, grid-tied solar, solar water pumping, and significant additional infrastructure for hosting groups of 20 or more participants (over the years have hosted numerous retreats of up to 25 participants). These facilities could also function as the perfect “landing pad” for a startup community looking to host or transition prospective members.

The second, larger parcel features a beautiful adobe home overlooking spectacular cliffs and a hidden beach, a second, funky “Casa Mandala” perfect for use as a spiritual, writer, or artist’s retreat space, numerous additional buildable, ocean-view, hilltop vistas, a plentiful, deep, drilled well, and a 30’x40′ ocean view yoga platform.

In addition to the main beach, the property is also a short walk from a smaller, hidden “Lover’s 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. Finally and importantly, we are also happy to report that we have enjoyed consistently great relations with the local, welcoming community of Mayto, over the 15 years that we’ve been here.

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.

The listing price is $2,4500 US for either parcel, or a heavily discounted $3,900,000 if the two abutting parcels are purchased together. We will also discount further, 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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