The Ministry of Defense’s need for housing in the Caribbean has declined in recent years. This has resulted in number of vacancies. The vacant homes have been declared redundant by the Ministry of Defense and are now being offered directly on the private market. In the coming 2 to 3 years, dozens of properties will be sold in phases. These properties are spread over various suburbs on Curaçao including the Grote Berg, Oude Water and Kwartje areas and the Primavera and Bushiri areas on Aruba.