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Hello, I'm Alvin Brown, and I'm embarking on an exciting journey to create an off-grid eco lodge on my 20-acre property nestled in the heart of the Belizean jungle. I'm reaching out for your support to turn this dream into a reality.
I am a husband and the proud father of three wonderful boys. My family shares my passion for nature, and we believe in living harmoniously with the environment while fostering self-reliance. We're committed to not only being eco-friendly but also educating others about the vital importance of preserving our planet.
Our mission is simple yet profound: to build an off-grid eco lodge that serves as a beacon of sustainable living and environmental stewardship. Belize, with its rich biodiversity and natural beauty, is the ideal setting for such an endeavor. We believe that being eco-friendly is just the first step; true change comes when we educate others about the importance of the environment and self-reliance.
The Eco Lodge Vision:
With your generous support, we aim to bring this vision to life. Our eco lodge will be a place where guests can immerse themselves in nature while learning the principles of sustainability and self-sufficiency. Here's what we envision:
- Harvest Your Own Meals: Imagine wandering through lush gardens, plucking fresh fruits and vegetables to prepare a meal in your private cabana. This hands-on experience will reconnect people with their food source and teach them valuable skills.
- Sustainable Living: Our lodge will consist of five cabanas and a main building, all powered by solar energy. Rainwater will be collected to ensure a sustainable water supply. We'll also focus on using locally sourced materials to support the community.
- Working with Nearby Community: We see our lodge as an educational hub working nearby farming community. Workshops and programs will empower individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to lead more self-reliant, eco-conscious lives.
The Project: Our plan for the eco lodge includes the construction of five cabanas and a main building, all powered by clean solar energy and supplied with rainwater. Here's a breakdown of our funding needs:
- Water Storage Containers: We need two water storage containers, each costing $1,500 USD, for a total of $3,000 USD. These will be sourced locally in Belize.
- Solar System: To kickstart our eco-friendly energy source, we require a battery and inverter, totaling $3,500 USD. This includes a wall charger for the battery. Solar panels will be locally sourced in Belize.
- Cabanas and Main Building: The estimated cost to construct two cabanas and the main building (including walls, roofs, foundations, windows, and doors) is $8,500 USD each, amounting to $25,500 USD. The other two cabanas will be built as we expand our operations.
- Solar System Expansion: Initially, we aim to install a single battery to allow us to stay on the property at night for the first few months while we clear the underbrush. Our long-term goal is to invest in a comprehensive solar system from Signature Solar (signaturesolar.com) in Texas, which costs $16,000 USD, excluding panels. We will purchase solar system components separately as needed.
Please note that shipping costs from Texas to Belize are not included in our budget, as we will manage these expenses ourselves.
Join us on this exciting journey toward a greener, more sustainable future in the heart of Belize's enchanting jungle. Together, we can build a sanctuary that not only preserves the natural beauty of this extraordinary place but also nurtures a deeper connection to the environment. Your support, no matter the size, is a crucial piece of the puzzle that will bring our off-grid eco lodge dream to life.
Our Total Funding Goal: We are seeking to raise a total of $32,000 USD to create a sustainable haven in the Belizean jungle.
Your contribution will make a world of difference in achieving this meaningful endeavor. Thank you for being a part of our vision!
1. Land Preparation
With the first $5,000, we will kickstart the land preparation process, clearing the underbrush and preparing the site for construction.
2. Water Storage
Upon reaching $8,000, we will secure the necessary water storage containers, ensuring a sustainable water supply for the eco lodge.
3. Solar Power Initiation
When we reach $12,000, we'll begin the installation of the solar power system, setting the foundation for a fully sustainable energy source.
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