Getting together with friends, both expats and locals alike, is one of the great joys of living offshore on a Caribbean island. Of course we have enjoyed similar experiences with family and friends throughout the years in our home countries, but there is something especially rewarding when you are the guest in a foreign land.
We find that many of the friendliest local families living in the Cabrera Dominican Republic region share our love of the land and our appreciation for fresh, organic foods that are so readily available in this area. In this short video, we get together with Jose and his family for a pig roast.
Jose is one of the local farmers that we rely on for local knowledge and folklore about sustainable farming and how to get the most out of the land without depleting it. It seems that Jose is growing something delicious and edible on every spare inch of his homestead in the hills overlooking the coastline. For us, every afternoon spent at Jose’s place is another opportunity to build on our growing knowledge about organic farming.
In addition to a great afternoon with friends, the pig roast was one more opportunity to appreciate a lower cost of living……
For example, at this abundant pig roast we feasted on roast pig, home-grown organic vegetables, home cooked Dominican dishes and fresh local juices from the land. Our out-of-pocket cost for the whole feast was about $100 for the roast pig….. with enough leftovers to feed several families for a week.
We would love for you to sample our expat lifestyle for yourself on one of our free Discovery Tours. So many of our visitors are amazed that it is possible to live such a rich life on such a limited budget. Here it really is possible to live a quality retirement on Social Security and a little savings. And if you have tucked away a little more in a 401k or investments, you may find that you can live like a king on what you would pay for subdivision life in an average American neighborhood.