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Mennoites in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
You can absolutely buy beautiful furniture in Belize. You can buy hardwood furniture, hand crafted furniture here. The Mennonite community(pictured) is very prominent in furniture building and you can buy really stunning pieces here locally, made of local hardwoods. The local hardwoods are just perfect for this kind of environment, which is high salt air, high humidity, etc. It is also perfect for the environment because they are made from local materials.
 
You have to be careful with the furniture you bring in from your home country if you are moving to Belize, unless your furniture is made of stainless steel. If you have furniture made from stainless steel, you are safe from the salty environment, but if you have things made from aluminum you are going to have high rust issues. Aluminum will deteriorate a lot faster in high salty environment and high humidity. The environment is pretty tough on electronics in general. Many people do not get years out of a laptop because of the power surges and high salt content in the air. In Belize you really need to have really good surge protectors for your electronics.
 
I’m writing this in Nicaragua right now, where the humidity is so much less than in Belize. That is because Belize has that shallow basin of water and the intense sun makes evaporation so much quicker. The shallow plus the intensity equals high salt content in the air. It is not nearly the same here. I am on the Pacific coast on the west side of Nicaragua, where I actually feel cool in the air compared to Belize where you never feel cool crisp in the air. In Belize it is hot wet. 
Wendy Miller of RE/MAX Property Center South – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Bedroom in Hopkins, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingAs has been stated each time, yes, you can buy furniture in Belize by artisans as well as in furniture stores.  However, as an expat your ability to pay for furniture on a payment plan is considerably restricted.  I recently asked this question at Courts regarding putting furniture on a payment plan and was informed that you need to be a permanent resident or citizen in order to use the payment plan option.  So if you are planning on purchasing furniture don't expect a payment plan option.  Cash will be the way to go unless you can work out an arrangement with the artisan.
 
(Bedroom with wood furniture in Hopkins Bay, Belize, pictured.)
Archibald Brown – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Furniture in Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYes, you certainly can purchase furniture in Belize.
 
You are at an advantage in being able to buy exotic woods for amazing prices in Belize. You can have custom made furniture built for you by very skilled and experienced Belize craftsmen.
 
Art Box Belize offers a beautiful selection of chairs, dining tables and furniture at their shop in Belmopan, Cayo. You can also purchase furniture in stores that sell imported furniture- namely Courts and Mirab HomeStore and Furniture Gallery. There are many options from high end to very reasonably priced furniture.
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Mahogony tree 1936 British Honduras – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
You can definitely buy furniture here in Belize. There are lots of furniture stores and craftsmen that you can go to. We have furniture companies where you can buy custom-made furniture. There is a company called Courts where you can get couches and other furniture made for you. They also let you pay them on a payment plan. They sell imported furniture. It is just like any regular furniture store. They have a branch in Jamaica, too. Courts is a Caribbean furniture store. They have branches throughout Belize, in Dangriga, Belmopan, and Belize City.
 
There are furniture stores here that only sell ready made furniture and there are also some that accept custom-made orders. In the Cayo district, the Mennonite community there makes furniture and sells them. They make chairs, couches, wardrobes, tables, etc. You name it and they’ll build it for you. They usually make furniture out of mahogany since mahogany is a native wood to Belize.
 
The price depends on what furniture you are buying. A bedside table is about $75 Belizean ($150 USD). A chest drawer ranges from $250 to $500 Belizean ($500 to $1,000 USD), depending on the size.

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