Phil Hahn is the Co-Founder of Great Land Holdings, which has grown to include multiple properties throughout the northern and western part of Belize.
Phil always dreamed of the tropics while growing up in Michigan. He started his southerly migration in 1982 by attending Florida State University. At FSU he studied Interior Design and Housing. Prior to graduation, he started a residential design business that ultimately designed over 6,000 homes and expanded into construction and development.
In 2003, Mr. Hahn saw the potential for development in Belize and purchased 115 acres for the development of a new Caribbean town. Combining his experience with coastal home design and his love of classical architecture, he planned, permitted and founded a thriving “New Urbanism” community.
Phil is currently developing Carmelita Gardens, an off-the-grid gardening community located on the Belize River in the Cayo District. While many of the most esteemed architects and land planners are talking about “New Ruralism”, “Agricultural Urbanism”, “Sustainability” and “Off-Grid” communities, Phil has researched, designed and implemented a plan for Carmelita Gardens that incorporates the principles and practices of a self-sustaining community.