Sustainable Paradise On the Pacific Coast of Mexico

by Daniel Gair
Real Estate For Sale
Jalisco, Mexico
(NOTE: Listing expanded/updated July, 2023. Also, please note that we are not hosting any volunteers, caretakers or guest-stays at this time.)

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 searching for new owners/stewards for this incredible property.

The ranch 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 is a gorgeous, “hippi-lux” cob house with a dipping pool and spectacular sunset ocean & mountain views, plus a caretaker/guest cottage. There is also an adobe home overlooking Lover’s Beach with a magnificent view and further back on the land an adorable cottage perched on the arroyo. This property 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 function as the perfect “landing pad” for a startup community looking to host or transition prospective members.

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 trees. 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.

Financing Offered! We are open to partial financing for a buyer that is planning to continue our vision of holistic land management and being of service to the local community.

Please contact us at ranchosolymaratgmaledotcalm (with correction to the format, of course) for pricing and links to drone footage, YouTube videos, and more!

Kind Regards,
Dan & Holly