Friday, November 11, 2011

Resort Community Flourishing Despite Dismal Global Economy

A resort community in the southern zone of Costa Rica is flourishing despite a dismal global economy. The community is called Osa Mountain Village and is not what one might think of when conjuring up an image of typical resort communities. Osa Mountain Village Resort is breaking all the molds and usual ideologies surrounding the term “resort community”. Despite the economy globally being in a downturn Osa Mountain Village Resort is flourishing and may be the best selling development in all of Costa Rica. At least that’s what local real estate agents have been saying when they visit the sustainable development that is being called by residents “the most amazing community on the planet”.

Other local projects have been stagnant in these tough times but the unique model of a food producing, sustainable resort community combined with all the basic luxuries one might be used to living in a big city has set this development apart from the rest of the herd. It seems to be attracting people from all walks of life that are interested in living a simpler lifestyle where keeping up with the Joneses is not the priority. And people are visiting and buying faster than the builder, Gary Morris, can build. Eventually the unique development will have approximately 170 residences with many of the buyers planning on living at Osa Mountain Village full time in the near future.

From an investment standpoint Osa Mountain Village looks like a market proof place to put ones money. If the economy improves or stays flat OMV is quickly becoming known as a premier adventure resort in the southern zone around the Osa Peninsula area. If the global economy continues its dismal decline further, buyers at Osa Mountain Village Resort Community will be living in an amazing place safe from the chaos that a poor global economy always brings with it. Buyers not planning on living in their villa can put their investment to work placing it in the rental pool and earn a nice income while keeping it as a safe place to go to should things get really bad. Many buyers have been using their 401K’s and IRA accounts to purchase at the resort community without penalty by transferring their accounts to companies offering self directed retirement plans. This has surely been an added bonus for the developers as well as the buyers and has helped the flourishing resort community continue its fast paced growth.

Osa Mountain Village has released only phase 1 and phase 3 for sale at this time. Phase 1 consists of beautiful 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas and phase 3 consists of custom home sites. Phase 1 is approximately 50% sold out and phase 3 is about 80% sold out with less than 10 custom home lots remaining. Phase 2 and phase 4 will consist of condos and villas with some of the most amazing ocean views anyone could ever hope for and are expected to be released later this year or early next year. High end finishes and a low buy in price make purchase options very attractive. Residents of the resort community pay only $150 per month in HOA dues which includes access to free organic food grown on the 770 acres which make up the development. It just goes to show that a flourishing resort community is absolutely possible despite a dismal global economy if you think outside the box.

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Live On Less & Live Better

How does a family live on less and live better? That’s a great question for which there are probably a million answers or at least a million opinions. There’s no question that it’s getting tougher to make ends meet every month for tens of millions of families in the US and abroad. Lot’s of things are contributing to the problems the world is faced with… overspending of the governments around the world, inflation, central banks excessive printing of money with nothing to back it, multi-national corporations getting away with criminal behavior, etc.. The truth is simple to see even if it is hard to swallow. What makes it even harder is the feeling that we are helpless to do anything about it. The bottom line is that conventional thinking will not solve the problems we are faced with today. It was unconventional thinking that brought us to this point in history and only unconventional thinking is going to make things better. There is a great movie you can watch for free on youtube that explains the complexity of the situation and how the present condition of the world is destined to get worse if we all behave like cattle and let the super wealthy friends of the men in high places keep making decisions that benefit the few at the expense of the many.

So how can you live on less and live better in the process? First, you must change your mind set and realize that the planet has enough to go around and that abundance for all the people on the planet is not a fairy tale concept. It is a utopian idea but not unrealistic by any stretch of the imagination. When I was growing up I was a huge fan of Star Trek, especially the Next Generation series. What I particularly liked about that series was the concept that we, the people on planet earth, finally got our act together and learned how to cooperate and live peacefully and with abundance for the entire human race. In the series we learned that instead of fighting over resources that we could accomplish so much more working towards a greater ideal and in doing so the planet and the people thrived.

So, I changed my mindset and followed my gut instinct a short time ago. In doing so I moved my family to a developing sustainable community in the southern pacific, coastal mountains of Costa Rica several months ago. It is a big change from what my wife and I have been used to for the past 50 years growing up and living all of our lives in Los Angeles, California. Instead of living to work we are now working to live. Our community here is producing its own food on the 750+ acres of land that we have.

We are part of something very special in my opinion. The people that are becoming a part of this community have many talents. One community member that is moving here soon is an expert in alternative energy production and will be helping us to produce our own biodiesel fuel so we won’t need to buy gasoline any more. Another community member is an expert in solar and hydroelectric energy systems and is helping our community to be off the government power grid. Other community members will be distilling alcohol, growing coffee and helping with cultivating medicinal herbs and other foods. Some of the community members have talents in the arts and are teaching children in the community dance and self defense and the list goes on.

To many people it would probably seem like we live on less than we did in the US and we do. We also live better than we did in the US. We have more time as a family here. We play more games, do more activities as a family and with the community. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I made the move. It was a calculated risk that I was willing to take and I am so glad I did. The first couple of months were a big adjustment for my wife especially, but now we are really enjoying the lazy days, local beaches, fresh organic food and great company of like-minded individuals and families that also took the risk that perhaps there is something better to be found outside the box of conventional thinking and doing what the masses are doing.

Below is a short video showing how the community where we now live is developing. For more information about how you can change your life living on less and living better in the process visit the website about Osa Mountain Village Resort Community.

Don’t let the world get you down any more than it already has. There are better options out there. We tend to be our own biggest hurdle so I want to leave you with one of my favorite sayings…

“The best way to get somewhere is to let yourself go.”

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Costa Rica Homes With Two Bedroom Loft Design

Take a video tour of one of the Costa Rica homes in Osa Mountain Villages phase one community. These two bedroom, two story villas are finished with high-end solid wood cabinetry and granite counter tops. There are many nice areas to find houses in Costa Rica but few locations can compare to the beauty of the Osa Pennisula region or boast the kind of success that Osa Mountain Village has been experiencing over the last 18 months. With numerous homes already finished and many more in differing stages of construction the place is beginning to take on the shape of real community.

There is quite a bit of construction happening in common areas as well. At the moment crews are working on the completion of a pool, rancho and community center that will be serving up tasty food to guests and residents. The pool itself is a modern marvel using a state-of-the-art system that does not require any chemicals. It is not a salt water pool either. The system is designed by EcoSmarte and uses electricity to discharge copper and titanium particles into the fresh water along with CO2 injections to keep the pool sanitized. It is the latest and greatest technology available in managing a chemical free pool. It might even be safe to say Osa Mountain Village has the first pool in Costa Rica built with this new technology.

There has also been some recent upgrading of the internet on the property too. A new tower was installed that is getting wireless internet to most of the existing homes too. Very soon we are expecting an increase of up to 16 times the bandwidth we are receiving now which should bring our internet up to US standards. We will keep you posted as these things happen. In the mean time, enjoy the video below as Jim Gale takes you on a personal tour of one of the loft unit two bedroom Costa Rica homes located within the Osa Mountain Village sustainable community.

If you are considering ways to invest your money in Costa Rica consider a villa at Osa Mountain Village. It is a great opportunity because no matter what happens with the economy because you win regardless. If the economy continues downhill in the world Osa Mountain Village will be a great place to live abundantly outside of the rat race engulfing much of the world. The sustainable, food producing community model offers a safe haven amidst it all. And if we get lucky and the economy improves, Osa Mountain Village Resort is becoming the premier eco resort in the southern zone of Costa Rica. Real Estate property values will most likely go up in the southern zone of Costa Rica with a new airport slated for the area. Tourists will bring income to owners through business and the lucrative rental pool program for those that want to use their villa as an income property. Find out more by filling in the form below and someone will contact you shortly.

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Permaculture Food Forest Being Planted At Osa Mountain Village

Jarret Wald had no idea he would be living permanently in Costa Rica when he came to visit Osa Mountain Village with his sister Leigha and her soon to be husband Robin Nordling. Robin & Leigha were buying a home site on the 770 acre property and so was Leigha’s father Jerry Wald, but Jarret was simply coming down to visit and see what all the fuss was about. That visit turned into a permanent position as the man in charge of setting up the permaculture inspired food forest that is currently being planted.

Jarret’s interest in the property grew as he saw all the amazing things taking place and captured the fever that seems to infect people as they get a glimpse of the vision that Jim Gale has for the community. Soon Jarret was taking courses in permaculture design and principles to implement at Osa Mountain Village to feed the growing community. Eventually there will be in the neighborhood of around 170 residences on the property, many of which will be full time residents with the rest being used part time by their owner and in the rental pool for the years duration. Residents will pay a small monthly fee of $150 for all the food they can eat that is grown on site. Already there are thousands of fruit trees.

Greenhouses will be reconstructed on the property soon after being dismantled at their previous location on the coast at sea level which proved to be a little too hot for ideal growing conditions. The property is at 2,000 feet elevation and offers cooler temperatures to the tune of about 10 to 15 degrees on average throughout the day. This makes Osa Mountain Village the perfect climate for both living and growing amazing food. Jarret is also in charge of getting the Tilapia ponds filled and producing fish for the community. Jarret has found a new home at Osa Mountain Village and is known as the guy that always has a smile on his face. If you have a chance to visit Osa Mountain Village be sure to take the permaculture tour which is known as the People, Community & Planet Eco Tour. It highlights the food production and sustainable living practices being used at Osa Mountain Village to create an environmentally and eco-friendly community in a place that is truly a paradise. Catch the interview with Jarret in the video below to discover a taste of what is making Osa Mountain Village one of the best selling developments in all of Costa Rica…

Looking for a way to live a more sustainable life? Find out more about Osa Mountain Village by filling in the form below and someone will contact you shortly to answer your questions.

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Three Bedroom Villas With Beautiful Finishes

Check out the video below for a tour of one of the three bedroom villa floor plans at Osa Mountain Village. There are two other floor plans available as well to suit your design preferences. This unit features a raised ceiling with extra high walls and a spacious kitchen with island. Other designs available may have larger patios, vaulted ceilings or extra closet space for someone using their villa as a permanent residence. The average square footage of the 3 bedroom villa is about 1,600 square feet of indoor and covered patio space.

The jungle views from all the phase one villas are up close and personal. The area is teaming with wildlife and an abundance of things to do with 770 acres of rainforest to call your playground. Try the ziplines or a trek through the jungle canyoning and rappelling down several of the waterfall on the property. If you are really adventuresome you can rappel down the “big one” which is 100 meters tall. You can also take a tour of the permaculture area and natural food forest that Jarret is creating on the property to keep the residents well fed on healthy organic fruits and vegetables. There is also a chicken coop where fresh eggs are collected every day and fresh chickens and Tilapia will be available for residents in the near future.

Speaking of food, the local area boasts some of the best restaurants in Costa Rica. Exotica and Citrus are two restaurants that will please even the most discerning restaurant critic with their menu selection, ambiance, service, presentation, value and tasty cuisine. Also worth mentioning is a place called Tilapias Del Pavon where you can catch your dinner in one of their ponds and the chef will cook it for you on the spot. It’s a great place to bring the kids. The river that runs adjacent to their property has some incredible swimming holes too. I also must make a recommendation to visit Villas Gaia for breakfast and dinner. In the morning they offer egg crepe pancakes that are out of this world and on their dinner menu I have an addiction to their eggplant enchiladas. I just can’t get enough of them. The service is fantastic and the value is too.

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One Bedroom Villas In Phase One Of Osa Mountain Village

Phase one villas at Osa Mountain Village come in 4 designs. Below you can catch a video tour of the one bedroom model. These beautiful homes are value priced well below market value. Sales have been among the highest in the country for the last 18 months making Osa Mountain Village one of the most successful developments in Central America. Jim Gale, the developer, and his team are confident that phase one will be completely sold out in just a few more months. These villas are spacious and have exquisite finishes such as granite counter tops and solid hardwood cabinetry. There are several upgrades available to choose from as well. Tile is standard in the villas but you can choose to upgrade to Brazilian Cherry wood floors if you want to splurge for a nominal up charge.

Villas in phase one are sold in 4 week fractional shares. To purchase the entire villa at an enormous discount off the 4 week share price you simple buy 13 fractional shares and the villa is yours. One of the great advantages of the fractional model is that you have the ability to put it into the rental pool and collect an income stream from your unit. You also have the ability to use any size unit in the rental pool by trading the rental credits you receive for putting your unit into the rental pool towards any size unit in the pool. As an example a one bedroom villa receives one rental credit for each day it is in the rental pool. So if you have your one bedroom villa in the rental pool for 28 days you have 28 credits to use towards any size unit if you want to visit. A 3 bedroom villa costs 2 credits a day in the program so you can use your 28 credits to stay for 14 days in the three bedroom villa if that size villa suits your needs better on a particular visit. The rental credit system also enables all of the profits to be shared equally among all rental units in the rental pool.

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