HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Simplify, simplify, simplify.
Carmelita Gardens is a self-sufficient village community in the Cayo District of Belize, Central America. Founded in 2010, the 98-acre development is nestled along the banks of the Belize River.
Pioneers of artisan urbanism, our community is designed to engage residents in organic growing, food production and artisan entrepreneurial interests. Carmelita Gardens is also 100% “off-grid” utilizing solar power supply, rainwater catchment and sustainable building practices.
Our vision is to be a place where people come to enjoy the art of living well by developing a sustainable community through energy independence, responsible agriculture, art, education, and entrepreneurship.
We believe that diversity, cultural integration, meaningful work and environmental conservation contribute to building a healthy and vibrant community. Each of our residents are truly part of an instant fellowship, and we value our neighbors as our greatest assets.
We enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the country we call home – Belize. We are committed to cultivating this rich cultural landscape through ecological stewardship, clean low-impact living, and community engagement.