Community Sunday! A 70 acre farm for sale in Springfield, Belize! Off the grid living!
Good morning Escapists! On Community Sundays I will post direct listings from the Escapist to the Country community! If you have a property you would like to advertise please send me a DM or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today I am featuring a fascinating property for sale in Springfield, Belize! Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America and has a tropical climate and beautiful beaches. The farm is located in a community called Springfield, which is located about 14 miles away from the capital city of Belmopan. It was originally founded as a conservative Mennonite community in 1996 and is composed of about 40 Mennonite families who live off of the land with minimal modern technology – similar to the Amish! This property is located within the Springfield community but is open to all buyers, Mennonite or not (the current seller is not a Mennonite).
The farm is accessed by driving down a road called The Hummingbird Highway, a modern road that stretches down the coast of Belize and is a scenic drive where you can observe over a dozen species of hummingbirds.
The farm currently produces limes from 450 lime trees but can be developed further! The area produces amazing fruit, so I imagine you could potentially produce mango, papaya, dragon fruit, sapodilla, starfruit, and many more!
Per the seller:
Here are some specifications. The price is $280,000 USD. It is a farm in the jungle outside Belmopán (14 miles), the capital city of Belize. I do produce lime and the local market takes them all. There are almost 450 lime trees, but there is lot of land for more. There is a caretaker and his wife living on the farm who are in charge of everything. They clean the houses and take care of the crops. It is a Mennonite community but I bought land from them. I am not Mennonite 🙂 The best part of this is that I live off grid and they provide all the fresh organic vegetables, home made bread, jellies , fresh milk, butter, cheese, eggs… so when I am at the farm I buy locally don’t need to go to town. On YouTube there are some videos of them. Let me know if you need more details.
If you are interested please reach out to the seller, Patsy, via the below!:
Here is a video I found about the Mennonites of Belize: