Looking for beach huts to live in year round.
Replies: 29 - Last Post: Jun 21, 2012 7:11 AM Last Post By: fifibrin
Jun 10, 2012 12:32 PM
Looking for beach huts to live in year round.My girlfriend and I are looking to just GO. We chose Jamaica but would gladly go for Cuba, Dominican Republic or Haiti. We just want to live peacefully for awhile. We would prefer some sort of beach hut or something close to the water (within 2miles at least) and outside of the city. Any ideas? We have had no luck so far on finding a place that will rent us yearly. Its all daily/weekly on all the rental sites for tourist.
Any help would be majorly appreciated.
Jun 10, 2012 3:44 PM
1You may want to check out on the northern coast of Dominican Republic. It's a great deal and even the daily rate ($25) does not make for an expensive monthly rate. I've never stayed there, but the region it is in is nice and it looks nice for what you are wanting to do. The owner used to be a frequent contributor to these boards so that's how I know about it.
Jun 10, 2012 3:45 PM
2#$*&! -- sorry, the link didn't copy. I was referring to Rockys Bar and Hotel .
Jun 10, 2012 5:13 PM
Jun 10, 2012 5:59 PM
4Assuming you can stay for a yr. (See MM's note # 4) you'll do better by going to an area, staying at a guest house for a while and looking at what is locally available and talking to people in the area. You're looking at rates given for accommodations who are in the business of renting for short periods of time. Any area will probably have non-tourist accommodations for rent or lease but they usually aren't advertised on tourist sites.
Jun 11, 2012 7:49 AM
Jun 11, 2012 5:59 PM
Thanks guys! I will check that stuff out for sure!
We are pretty new to this so I want to make sure we do it right. I think the plan is to stay in one place a few months then move to the next and so on....What about in Jamaica? My girlfriend is really wanting to go there or even Portugal (she tells me as I write this, haha)
Jun 11, 2012 8:15 PM
Jun 12, 2012 9:05 AM
Jun 12, 2012 3:27 PM
9I was flipping through my passport the other day and saw the "landed until" dates (90 days) on my Jamaican immigration stamps. Oh, if only I could have stayed that long...
Jun 12, 2012 4:02 PM
Jun 12, 2012 5:41 PM
11it sounds like the ultimate dream, but in jamaica you will always been a foreigner and it means a foreigner is bringing some money inside the island..almost of the valuable places on the sea have a staying fee on it, and the fisherman beach is for the fishermen , sometimes not so clean and over there you will draw attention or seen as a tourist!! life is expensive in jamaica and so goes the rent too, especially on coastal areas..
now when it comes to the countryside,maybe it could be more possible to find cheaper accomodation but this is not what you want..
the best advise is definitely to come first and look yourself sometimes at the local post offices they have some ads on some boards of places to rent and also in the papers, especially the sunday papers..you can look online at the sites of the gleaner, the observer or the north coast times..
for the staying permit once you get a month you can renew it for 3 more months but it costs 10000 jamaican dollars and you must go to kingston for that, moreover somebody has to stand up for you and write a letter saying they are responsible for you during your extra stay..
a us dollar is worthy 85 jamaican dollars..
this is really a nice intention but it takes some work and dedication to make it happen, and some money too! in jamaica life is quite expensive and maybe it is better to stay less and have the right budget to be able to enjoy the place!!
Jun 12, 2012 5:52 PM
12i am reading your post again and saying to myself how it is funny sometimes how people associate the beach hut with certain state of mind or lifestyle!!
for me the jamaican beach hut is more a fashionable style on negril beach, which is not peaceful at all because a tourist mecca..plus jamaica is full of music,sometimes you are in the rural area and people will play loud music all day!!
the beach hut are a deco style many restaurants and expensive places are displaying,and in real life they are a toy for the next hurricane, plus poor people are living more in boards and zinc on the fishermen beach than in a pretty hut!!
rare to see a genuine beach hut,not even an expensive eco-hotel to have that!!
but the dream is pretty!
Jun 12, 2012 8:21 PM
13Well. We plant to be GONE for a year-ish period (who knows, live in the moment)...but to travel from place to place like move on into Haiti, DM, Puerto Rico, and so on.
We are new to 1. this website and 2. this style of travel.
Ive been to Europe and all over the States. But always had cash, hotels, and the tourist guides. This time we want to move from place to place like a vagabond. Not a tourist. Im pretty fine with living dirty. I was at Occupy in NY and just lived on the streets; did the same when I moved out in High School. So im fine with living in a box...and im hoping to live close to a beach but id settle for a tin shack in the country. As long as I can be there and I have the money to get there and cover all the legalities.....after that I was planning to just wander and work an odd job and trade my way around.
And way to be a dick about it ackpeed. Mucho appreciated Brosef Stalin.
I basically just need to find any type of local realtors/exchange programs/work programs. Anything like that.
I guess that should of been my question at first... and I appreciate the guys that are helping. Thanks for being cool.
Jun 13, 2012 3:04 AM
14We all have dreams Robber, but what you're looking for wont be found in Jamaica.
I'd love to be a fly on the wall when you tell immigration at the airport that you intend to bum your way about and do the odd job here and there... I would imagine the same for the other countries you mentioned. They have enough people of their own living in "boxes" through poverty rather than a choice of lifestyle...
I think what you need to look for is a voluntary organisation if you want to see other countries on the cheap,,, but you will be expected to graft and not bum about on the beach with a fishing rod...
Have a google about for voluntary overseas work and see if anything serves your needs...
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