Green Homes for Sale - Mayto, Other/Not Listed Green Home

Mayto, Mexico — Green Home For Sale

This incomparable thirty-seven-acre property offers a mix of rolling hills, ocean + mountain vistas, a spectacular, artisanal, all-natural, main residence plus guest cottage, plunge pool, gardens,  a one-acre fruit & nut forest, rustic commercial retreat hosting facilities including 4-room GreenBuilt guest house, grid-tied solar electric, and extensive water distribution and storage infrastructure.

Listing ID: 20603

  • GreenBuilt Home
  • Adobe
Asking Price (USD) $1,900,000
Annual Property Tax $250
Annual Utility Cost $250
Home Area 3,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Total Property Area 37 acres
Year Built 2015

Property Description

We are excited to announce the sale of our Permaculture dream ranch and Sustainability Education Center on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. For a dozen years, we have worked at creating a true paradise on earth and have had an incredible run hosting Natural Building, Permaculture, and Plant Medicine retreats, raising animals, and truly "living the life" (read: The Mexico Diaries: A Sustainable Adventure, available on Amazon/Kindle), but now, ambling toward our 70's, we are looking forward to the next phase of life that is closer to city friends and attractions, medical services, etc. in nearby Puerto Vallarta.

On offer is a 37+ acre spread (15  hectares) with significant infrastructure located just 300 yards from one of the most pristine, swimmable beaches anywhere! This idyllic property is a mix of pasture, view hills, and forest that would be perfectly suited to a group looking to form an Eco-Community, or for anyone interested in creating their own private abundance with significant farming or eco-tourism income potential. The asking price for the property is $1,900,000U.S.D.

This property features several beautiful residences, numerous buildable ocean vistas, and established guest facilities poised for further development as a world-class retreat or education center, plus plenty of good bottom land for agricultural use. The entire property is fenced and has been used for free-ranging our goats for many years.

Perched high on a west-facing hill of the 1st parcel is a gorgeous, "hippi-lux" cob house with a dipping pool and spectacular sunset ocean & mountain views, plus caretaker/guest cottage. This property also features a four-room guest house, community building with bathrooms, kitchen + outdoor dining area, dipping pool, grid-tied solar, solar water pumping, and significant additional infrastructure for hosting groups of 20 or more participants (over the years have hosted numerous retreats of up to 25 participants). These facilities could also function as the perfect "landing pad" for a startup community looking to host or transition prospective members.

In addition to the main beach, the property is also a short walk from a smaller, hidden "Lover's Beach", a turtle research station, and a quintessential Mexican fishing village. This incomparable opportunity is fully titled and has municipal water & grid-tied electric, existing internal roadways, a one-acre tropical food forest, kitchen gardens, two hundred moringa trees, fifty coco, mango, and banana trees. Finally and importantly, we are also happy to report that we have enjoyed consistently great relations with the local, welcoming community of Mayto, over the 15 years that we've been here.

As written about our WordPress blog "Sustainable Mexico", there are many significant advantages to pursuing sustainability south of the US border ("the fun side of the wall!"), including ridiculously low property taxes (we pay $250US a year!), year-round sunshine for producing solar and growing food, inexpensive hired help, extremely relaxed business licensing, easy building permitting, no building codes, and no heating/cooling needs other than fans in summer. It is also an easy draw for attracting volunteer help, and is just two hours away from numerous, vibrant farmer's markets, excellent affordable health care, and an international airport, in Puerto Vallarta.

Financing Offered! We are open to partial financing, for a buyer that is planning to continue our vision of holistic land management and being of service to the local community.

Contact us for links to drone footage, YouTube videos, and more!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The main "hippie-lux" residence is cob construction w/ passive solar design and grid-tied solar. Set on a 60ft. hill overlooking gorgeous Mayto Beach, this hand-crafted, artisanal home requires no heating winters and stays cools in summers due to the on-shore breeze, and passive through-ventilation design. Three of the other four buildings are 100% GreenBuilt. The entire ranch is grid-tied solar and has been used as a Sustainability Education Center for the past dozen years hosting Permaculture, natural building, and related retreats and classes!

Neighborhood Description

Our immediate neighborhood is made up of a small cluster of beach guest houses and small hotels, a turtle research station, and a handful of residences. 

Market Area

Located 2 hours from Puerto Vallarta which has an international airport and a thriving farmer's market scene. 

School District

Local, rural Mexican schools + international private schools in Puerto Vallarta.


Welcoming rural Mexican village well accustomed to foreigners and relatively progressive due to its proximity to Puerto Vallarta and local Turtle REsearch station which regularly host groups of students and international volunteers.

Home Type or Land

Multi Family less than 4 Units

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System
Cooling System
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Other

Construction Information

Construction Type Adobe
Exterior Finish Plaster - Other
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Other
Window Material Metal Single Glazed
Insulation Material

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 1 sqft