It’s time for me to move again. The BenqueHouse Guesthouse in Benque Viejo Del Carmen is nearly livable and just in time too. Mig, Mark, and I will be moving into it in 2 days, so the construction workers are scrambling to get the last details of the ground floor completed so that we can move in.
The BenqueHouse guesthouse will not be open for business until the upstairs is completed. That’s where 7 rooms will be added to accommodate the guests. Hopefully construction on it will only take another month or so, because we’re going to be living downstairs while the construction is going on over our heads.
The contractor and construction workers have been doing an amazing job so far. When we first saw this house, it looked like a craphole. We were visualizing to just clean it up a little and make it as livable as possible, but as business plans surfaced and plans restructured, the decisions were made to build it into a high-end guesthouse.
Take a look at the before and after pictures.
AFTER (and still in progress):
So while we’re talking about construction, I’d like to mention the construction going on currently at the Better In Belize Ecovillage. Proper roads are finally being put in to give easy access to more of the land, and trails have been cleared down to the river as well. It’s starting to look slightly developed, but of course keeping in tune with nature in an eco-friendly manner.
It’s nice to finally see some construction going on here, as this will be the next place I move to. Hopefully sooner than later, but we’ll see how construction goes and how long it takes to get a livable infrastructure in place. I can’t move there until it’s got internet setup, and although we have the satellite internet equipment waiting in the wings, we still need to get the energy to power it and a laptop.
It also seems that an old Mayan wellspring was discovered, which is great. It means that there is water in the ground available for us to use. It will need to be filtered before use, but there are many simple ways to do that.
All in all, I am enjoying the changes and progress of both the BenqueHouse guesthouse as well as the Better In Belize Ecovillage. I’ll keep everyone updated on the progress still to come.