Submitted by patcoyle on Tue, 01/31/2006 - 14:17

Subject suggestions for Bz project
From Pat Coyle


Reinie and Barb,

I hope all is well with all of you guys.

Everything here is going well. As we come into Thanksgiving in the
States next week, there is plenty to be thankful for.

My Belize project continues, nights and weekends, but I am trying not
to drive people up the wall about it. A key constraint for the
management approach is that I won't be spending a lot of time there.

As resort operators (, you have experience
that is very relevant to this project.

I have started a "wiki" web site for the project at; it allows people to comment or edit
the pages. I've invited you in so you can do so. I have not gotten
much feedback so far.

My current priorities are getting people lined up who want to
participate and setting it up as a non-profit in the states and a NGO
in Belize.

Another near-term priority is a an approach to the materials (e,g.,
thatch roof, Mennonite wood construction, or concrete block) and a
floor plan for the small toilet/shower/ mudroom/visitor building to
be hooked up to the septic system.

Please give it some thought and let me know if you have suggestions
on that or anything else about the the whole thing.

Think about the next thing you would build after a caretaker's
thatched hut and sheep/goat shelter, in terms of where you would stay
if you visited, or the next building after that., etc.

All kidding aside, if you know people who might be interested in
participating, let me know.