Freelance CAD work from Belize

My name is Valdy Dreimanis (52).  I am from Ontario, Canada.  I am looking to retire (semi) in Belize.  I am dealing with some medical issues and can only work part time. I was wondering what is the best way to use my skill to supplement my lifestyle.  I have been working with AutoCAD since v9. I am getting to speed with Sketchup. I do mostly residential these days.  I enjoy learning about new and different methods.  I also have a history in commercial office design  and laser measuring.  I am not an architect, but an architectural designer.  Which means I could build most of what I design at one time.  Any advice would be welcome.

Unfortunately unless you can get online work payed from overseas your chances of getting employment to supplement your income are between Zero and .1%. Belize is a very poor country with a minimum wage of $3 bze per hour, A good wage is considered $15 per hour. It also protects all its Professional groups and even positions one would presume they would be really happy filling with expats, like the medical profession are difficult to break into. Truthfully if you would need a paid employment to supplement your lifestyle in Belize  maybe it is not the place you think it is.

Honestly, I didn't think work would come from inside Belize. A good internet connection would suffice.  Preferably where the temperature is more moderate.  I do like off grid solutions and different options.  If I can work out the international thing, it might work.  I don't need or want a fancy lifestyle.  The older I get, the simpler, the better.

You can easily work online here. Lots of us do. You just need to be in one of the areas with decent internet, meaning not even remotely remote.
Also, rock on for figuring out sketchup! Awesome program but so hard to conquer! Of course I came from zero knowledge of any such thing. I'm also really interested in off grid solutions. I help people in the us go solar, and as soon as we can build, we'll be doing earthbag with solar or maybe solar/wind. Definitely connect if you decide to come down.

Thank you for your info and offer.  Which areas would you suggest to live.  Where can I find like minded people and community.  This include fresh ripe fruits and vegtables all year long.  I have also found ICF's, ISP's, sustainable living and Earthships interesting and viable.

It depends on what you're wanting. I think there's more sustainability types in San Ignacio. There are a lot of expats in Corozol, but they've had some troubles there recently. Placencia and Hopkins are both really nice and have a fair number of expats and decent internet, but it's not quite as Eco of a crowd as San Ignacio.

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