In our late 40s, life doesn't seem make sense anymore: we work 10-16 hours a day, CRA takes half of our income, the rest goes to property taxes, utility bills, mortgage, and food. We never know if we could ever afford to retire.
Our life has to be more meaningful than this!
Dan always wanted to move to somewhere warmer, safer, a place without heavy taxation, too much regulation, or too much materialistic or entitlement thinking and doing. He said there has to be a place where everything makes sense and where you can have a simple happy living. So he travelled to different places to find this place.
7 years ago, couple of his friends moved to Mexico. Quit their corporate jobs, sold their houses and cars and moved without any hesitation.
Dan and I visited Dave and Jennifer 2 years ago. They live in Merida, Mexico. I have never seen a mid-aged couple so happy, content, and relaxed.
We visited them again in Dec’2015. They are still the same, happy, content, and relaxed. Dave even started a farm selling organic eggs and lamb. We bought some for our Christmas Eve. The taste is heavenly simple and sweet.
Then there is the beach, the land, and the happy friendly local people. Dan had this vision that we would build our own community on a piece of land somewhere in Mexico. 10 single bungalows with 2 master bedrooms on both sides and a guest room in the back, an open kitchen leads to a covered patio by a private swimming pool. The house will be surrounded by lots of fruit trees, self-sufficient system including pool, water and an organic vegetable garden.
The he found this land in Akmual. A piece of green gem in the jungle, 5 minutes away from an amazing cenato, and 15 minutes’ drive from the most amazing white sanded beach between Playa da Carmen and Tulum, Mexico.
We decided to call this dream community we are building Sensato Living, meaning sensible simple living, happy being.
Without a million dollars in our bank, we know we can comfortably retire and start a much happier life there.
So can you. Come join us.
Our neighbor Stephanie grows nice papaya and other fruits on her property. She said whenever she buys the fruit from grocery store, she just sun dry the seeds and plant them. That's where she got all the fruit trees going in her garden. And the papaya tree with 20+ huge papaya is only 6 months old!