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For Sale by Owner: Organic Permaculture Farm and Home

$ 395
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Uchima Farm is nestled in the serene Sacapo Valley, only 10 minutes from Vilcabamba where no nearby houses can be seen. The view from the land offers a open sky view of the sunset colors and the mornings are enchanted by the melodious sounds of the many birds inhabitants. This property is a working small scale farm or could be a wonderful home for retirement for someone who loves gardening as a hobby.

This farm is complete with:

* Renovated house
* New cottage, garage
* Bodega/tool-shed
* Studio/office
* Fruit orchard
* Large vegetable garden
* Green house
* Water canal
*Green House

The pristine Uchima River flows from the Podacarpus Nat’l Park, high above in the mtns, down through the valley supplying us with wonderful clean water. The river runs along the road which passes in front of the property. This makes for lovely peaceful walks for yourself and your dogs if you have any.

This is a turn key property with an abundance of fruit trees, many already bearing fruit, mature coffee, bananas, some citrus and a large planted garden.

The land is flat, a rare find in this Andean landscape. The property is ideal setting for a peaceful, healthy lifestyle with clean air and water and an ideal climate for growing year round.
The farm supports a small business selling fruits and vegetables if you like, which could easily be expanded upon. It is also set up to create a small nursery. There a different options if you would like the land to produce income.

There is lovely one room cottage that is private from the main house, delightfully landscaped. This can provide additional income as a rental, or a wonderful space for friends or family visiting.

The Land

The farm is 100% organic with Permaculture farming techniques.
The land is completely fenced in, with the front boundary planted with 15ft tall bamboo to make for a beautiful living privacy fence.

The property has already mature plants, 350 coffee, 100 bananas, producing delicious varieties and a half dozen citrus trees. We planted over 30 fruit trees which include, mango avocado, guanabana, white zapote, macadamia nut, grapefruit, tangelo, navel orange, lime, tangerine, jack fruit, rollenia, mulberry, and fig. There is a pitataya trellis producing and over 200 pineapples which are so delicious. Plus a neem tree, jacaranda, roses, royal palm, bamboo and torch ginger.

There are several pigeon pea trees planted which are nitrogen fixing for the soil.
A 50ftx50ft garden, completely fenced in with a spiral raised bed center with several more beds all bordered with stone.

A cemented wall water canal runs through the back of the property. The water comes from the river.
There is a pump house built and a system in operation that pulls the water from the can for irrigation.

There is a green house 14 ft x 30 ft.
The land slightly raises up in elevation towards the back where the main house is situated.
The property is bordered on 2 sides by a local communal property that is farmed, housing is not allowed. One side by a large pasture and the front by the road.

The Main House

Sits up on a terrace overlooking the rest of the property, protected by a few large trees to create privacy. The house cannot be seen from the lower part of the property or the road.
Originally built in 2001, brick one story.

Totally renovated in 2012:

* New terra cotta tile roof and raised ceiling with pine wood and natural round uncut beams
* New electrical and plumbing
* New tiled bathroom
* New windows and frames
* 3 skylights
* All arched custom made doors
* 2 large brick framed archway
* 3 wardrobe closets
* 2 bedrooms
* 1 full bathroom with shower and bidet
* On demand hot water heater

Outdoor veranda 39 ft x 12 ft, makes for lovely outdoor living; includes custom made wooden dining table and chairs, a bamboo couch, rustic wood end table, hammock, shoe cabinet and plants. 4 large pine pillars with original terra cotta tile floor outside and inside with a charming rustic interior.

Beautifully designed kitchen with mosaic splash guard, ceramic counters and sink, 5 burner stove and oven, large double door refrigerator. Artistically crafted cabinets and shelves. Large wrap around counter with 2 stools. Large hanging wrought iron pot hanger.

Large arched glass sliding doors leading out tot the veranda create more light and ventilation. Has matching sliding screen doors, skylight over the kitchen, the shower and a study.

Outside the house: a large stone patio with built in stone fire pit with 3 large boulders for seats. A small covered burning wood shed, 2 small flower beds, a rose bed, hydrangea and other ornamentals. Beautifully designed stone and ceramic outdoor shower with a large mosaic on the outside. Laid out in front of the patio is a grassy area with a long raised bed made with stone for flowers and ornamentals, and papyrus and then the studio. On the other side there is a young bottlebrush tree, angel trumpet, several fruiting papayas and other ornamentals. A covered laundry area adjacent to the house. A stone staircase leads down to the garden and fruit trees.
All windows and doors have beautifully designed metal protection

The Cottage

One Room adobe cottage 27 ft x 22ft, is a 4 yrs old building.
Terra cotta roof.
Covered deck with bamboo posts and railing.
Beautiful multi-shaded wood floor.
Kitchen area, granite counter, ceramic tile floor.
Bathroom all ceramic tiled.
All doors and windows have metal protection.
Outside is fully landscaped; gardenia, hibiscus, croton, royal palm, coconut palms, and special puffy grass.
Makes for a lovely guest house or rental.

The Art Studio/Office

One room adobe 16 ft x 11 ft, is a 3yrs old building.
Terra cotta roof.
Windows on all sides for plenty of light and ventilation.
Ceramic floor
Small sink
Makes a great art studio, office, meditation room or extra bedroom.

The Bodega/Tool Shed
2 rooms adobe 11 ft x 10 ft and 11 ft x 7 ft, The Bodega is a 3yrs old building.
Terra cotta roof.
This building has a refrigerator, shelving and a concrete tile floors.
Lots of space available for gardening tools, wheelbarrow, etc.
Outside washing well for washing garden veggies in the back is a 10ft heavy duty wooden garden table and cement slab for mixing compost
nearby is a 3 bin compost structure with removable interior walls for easy mixing and rotating.

The Garage

Adobe 14.5 ft x 24.5 ft, is a 3 years old building.
Terra cotta roof.
Double wooden doors.
Plenty of room for a truck, motorcycle and storage.
Adjacent storage room 7.5 ft x 11 ft.

The Entrance

Double wooden doors.
Overhead tile roof with lights.
Andean design mural painted on the front
The Productive Garden
Fenced in with 2 gates
Large spiral raised bed in the center which measure 25 ft diameter
10 other raised beds

To discuss more about the property please respond to this listing and you will be in direct contact with the owner.

http://farm.gainingfreedom.com/

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Address: aloha.kalei@gmail.com
State:
Country: Ecuador
Property Id : 15717
Price: $ 395
Property Size: 15,000 m2
Year Built: 2012
Garages: 1
Garage Size: 4.4 x 7.7
Available From: Street
Basement: No
Roofing: Yes
attic
gas heat
ocean view
wine cellar
basketball court
gym
pound
fireplace
lake view
pool
back yard
front yard
fenced yard
sprinklers
washer and dryer
deck
balcony
laundry
concierge
doorman
private space
storage
recreation
roof deck

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