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Ayn Rand's Vision of Galt's Gulch Has Become Reality As Of Today


[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

After months of hard work by the entire staff at Galt's Gulch Chile (GGC) I am extremely pleased to announce to the world that Ayn Rand's vision in her iconic book, Atlas Shrugged, has become a reality. It is unfortunate that the world has transformed much into what Rand had envisioned and the need for a place like Galt's Gulch has become so urgent. But, since that is today's reality we are very happy to offer the respite from the Western world of oppressive governments to freedom-minded people in which they can build a new, more prosperous community.


For those who haven’t been following the evolution of GGC, here is some background:

I left my home country of Canada in 2003 and just celebrated my 10th anniversary of being free from the Canadian Revenue Agency (the equivalent of the IRS in Canada) this year. My reasons for leaving weren’t just tax related, however. Just as I still write about today, my main reason for escaping was that I wanted to live in a place that was much freer. I subsequently traveled via sailboat, plane, train and automobile to nearly a hundred different countries, searching out places that had more social and economic freedom than the limited amount I had grown quite tired of up in the not-so-great white north.

Many places met those requirements. Two of my favorites, where I have lived as a Perpetual Tourist/Prior Taxpayer (PT) off and on for years, were Thailand and Mexico.

In subsequent years, and after having launched The Dollar Vigilante in early 2010, it became clear that many thousands of others were also searching for their own place to which to expatriate. Informal surveys that we carried out over the next few years showed that these were the top things most people were looking for:

  • A country with less taxation and regulation than the Western countries
  • A warm and moderate, southern California/Mediterranean-style climate
  • Proximity to a modern city and an international airport, but also being far away enough from civilization to be sheltered from the coming global fiat currency collapse
  • Completely self-sustainable, with water, power and organic farming
  • Something affordable for young families and for those without millions of dollars in assets
  • A community philosophically based on freedom
  • An economic environment conducive to productive business opportunities, with a government that allows people to create and keep the majority of their wealth
  • Legal and secure ownership of land by foreigners
  • A culture amenable to foreigners, making it easy to interact with locals
  • Preferably in the southern hemisphere, with significant distance away from the US but still close enough for direct flights with one day of travel or less
  • Close proximity to natural attractions, such the ocean, mountains, etc.

Given all the items listed, you might have thought it’d be impossible to find a place that fit them all.

Some colleagues mentioned that the central region of Chile was a tremendous place to look at land. Taking them, and others, up on their suggestions, we came across some land that is now to be the world’s best freedom-minded community in existence.

I had driven the central Chilean toll way from Santiago to Vina del Mar for the first time in 2005 and still remembered its beauty, a perfectly modern and efficient highway meandering through Casablanca, one of the glorious wine-producing regions of Chile, towering forests of pine trees and rolling hills and majestic mountains offering breathtaking vistas. Heading a few kilometers north of the toll way, almost dead in the center between the crystal blue Pacific Ocean and the modern metropolis of Santiago, the toll way led us to the soon-to-be private front gates of GGC. 

We drove past some beautiful streams as horses and cows grazed along the way and rabbits skittered to and fro and a few minutes later we were in the middle of what appeared to be a virtually untouched valley completely enveloped by pristine mountains, rugged terrain, rolling hills and endless vistas.

“My god, this IS Galt’s Gulch,” I said breathlessly. It was exactly as I had imagined it in Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged. A pristine, massive valley almost completely detached from the rest of the world.

A lot of work has since gone into bringing the project to fruition and it is now time to honor Ayn Rand's memory with something that surely would have made her proud. 


In the last couple of months our team has focused on expanding GGC to include numerous surrounding parcels of land. We are very excited to announce that GGC will now have its very own organic working farm with over 50 deep fresh water wells, registered water rights of over 750 liters per second of fresh mineral-rich natural spring water, private on-grid power, paved roads, rolling hills, majestic mountains and miles of natural beauty! With this massive supply of fresh water, we are eagerly planning out numerous lakes ranging in size from fishing ponds up to large recreational lakes for organic fish farms, kayaking, boating and more!


We wanted to have everything perfectly in place before moving forward with sales at GGC and are incredibly proud and excited to announce that we are offering a special pre-sales phase of lots prior to our master plan being approved in the coming weeks! These lots are being offered at a tremendous projected savings of up to, or possibly exceeding, 40% off of our first phase pricing of lots! 

GGC pre-sale lots range in size from 1.25 acres up to 5 acres. One-and-a-quarter acre GGC lots are pre-sale priced at $48,500. Two-and-a-half acre lots at $92,500, and 5-acre lots at $145,000! Lesser quality or comparable lots in the immediate vicinity and in the Santiago area are priced many times higher, with 1-acre lots ranging from about $100,000 up to well over $300,000! Do these incredibly hard-to-believe pre-sale prices mean that the quality of GGC is less than those with much higher asking prices? No, not in any way, shape or form. We have always focused on providing a tremendous value to all who seek to be a part of what we are doing. Please call (1-800-363-8073) or email ( one of GGC’s staff today to reserve your very own spot at Galt's Gulch Chile at these tremendous once-in-a-lifetime prices!

Given the amount of demand we’ve had, it is quite certain that all of our pre-sale lots will be gone quite soon, and when they're gone, they're gone. So, if you’d like to stake your claim, you should do so now! 


We are also just now entering the long-awaited second phase of the Founders Club at Galt's Gulch! The Founders Club includes first choice of a prime estate-sized lot ranging from approximately 15 to 25 acres in Galt's Gulch (or a selection of smaller lots), depending on views, location, terrain, plus much more priced at $400,000! Founders Club members will recoup from GGC their full purchase price within three years, and get to keep their lot(s) of course, as well as all of the rights included in this round of the Founders Club! Yes, you read that right. Those who become one of GGC’s Founders will be paid back the entire $400,000 within three years of the consummation of their Founders Club participation (please contact GGC for the fine print and T&Cs).

The first round of the Founders Club was a resounding success and our second round, along with a projected third round later this year, are part of GGC’s plans to more-than-adequately fund the entire project and begin immediate development on what is projected to span, from end to end, over 100 square kilometers of pristine beauty! This is a massively ambitious project, and as an entrepreneur currently witnessing the overwhelming demand for this community, with thousands of inquiries already in our database, we are simply trying to stay ahead of the demand and offer a tremendous community to the thousands who have already contacted GGC. Please email GGC for in-depth details, on the pre-sale lots ( and the second release of the Founders Club (, we don't anticipate them lasting long!


There is a lot in the works, including our new redesigned GGC website in the coming weeks as well as the GGC blog and GGC YouTube channel, with my own personal interviews of staff, prospective buyers and owners all filmed on the grounds of GGC. We’ve already recorded four of them to be released soon, and I’ll be back at GGC in about a week and a half for more.


I will be at GGC almost all the time, conferences excluded, for the next three months, so if you’d like to come down and take a tour with me personally, please email GGC at and request to meet with me at GGC. As we receive interest, I’ll flesh out exact dates and you could even find yourself visiting with dozens of other incredibly interesting Dollar Vigilantes and see the project and enjoy some fine Chilean wine and food in metropolitan and upscale Santiago, the world-class ocean resort of Vina del Mar or right beside GGC in the world famous wine-growing region of Casablanca.

If I am not in town when you wish to visit, we have a large team of people at GGC who can make sure your trip down is enjoyable and you can see the entire property to get a feel for it on the ground. 


Once you see the property and the location you’ll likely be thinking the same thing as me: This is like buying in Napa Valley or Santa Barbara fifty years ago, but with all of today’s modern amenities, and none of the modern day headaches. 

Come see it for yourself and tell me how I could be wrong! We’ve discovered the perfect place and have invited freedom-loving, productive people from around the world to be your neighbors in one of the freer countries on Earth.

Ayn Rand’s vision in her book Atlas Shrugged has just become a reality!

I’ll look forward to seeing many of you down there soon!


Jeff Berwick

Founding Partner

Galt’s Gulch Chile



Anarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks.  Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast.  Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences including his own, Anarchapulco, as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.

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