Whether you’re an adventurer, idealist, romantic or you’re just fed up with the pace of today’s world, the idea of living off the grid may sound like a dream. After all, Henry David Thoreau did it and so did iconic writer Ayn Rand. PayPal founder Peter Thiel recently proposed the idea of living off the grid on steroids: building a nation-state 200 miles off San Francisco that would be the ultimate place to adopt this lifestyle.
Too extreme in each case? Probably. But if living off the grid is your intention, you couldn’t find a better place to do it than in Belize where communities like bustling Ambergris Caye and Placencia are fine for folks who love crowds but anathema to your desire to live a tranquil, green, simple life that’s free of the bells and whistles that define today’s world.
How do you define off the grid? The phrase means different things to different people, but in general, say folks at OffgridWorld.com, the term “simply means living a sustainable life. It’s about finding a balance in a lifestyle that gives back to the earth rather than taking from it.”
Where can you build your own version of off-grid living? In Corozal and specifically at CerrosSands where crowds are non-existent, and you can literally design a home to suit your unique environmental and lifestyle needs and desires. Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” and there is no better way to find out for yourself how little you really need than by making this lifestyle change.
By finding the ideal property or house from Cerros Sands’ library of houses, lots and condos and stipulating the addition of features like solar panels and other energy-saving structural fittings, you settle into an area that is safe, tranquil and ideal for creating the healthy environment you crave. Here are just a few perks that come with life at Cerros Sands if you opt to live off the grid there:
-Solid construction is designed to take advantage of Belize’s year-round temperature fluctuations
-Access to affordable, locally-grown fresh produce, dairy and meat resources
-Low cost of living that maximizes your dollar
-No need for constant wardrobe additions; you live in casual duds
-Close proximity to ex-pats who have found in Corozal exactly the lifestyle they crave
-The ability to create your own recreational menu based on proximity to the sea
-A more relaxing environment that’s far from maddening crowds and stress.
Your definition of off-the-grid is unique, and that’s exactly why you can have it all when considering the home you seek as a retirement solution, investment opportunity or simply the place you come to wind down and live life in the simple lane. What’s your version of “off-the-grid” living? If you can’t find it at Cerros Sands, you won’t find it anywhere.