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180-Hectare Homestead Opportunity with Spring Water, River, and Ridges

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Property Description


In a private and serene area about 30 minutes from the small town of Quinara sits this wild and rugged 180-hectare (444-acre) property with many features – its own private spring, mountain ridges, a secluded valley, and river access creating an ultimate homesteading or off-grid opportunity.


The pure water spring originates up a ravine on the property and flows down to the flat section below making it extremely practical for irrigation. The flat area here would be perfect to build a house, plant a fruit orchard, begin agricultural endeavors, and to continue tending the existing fruit trees on the property (orange, lime, chirimoya).


One can be extra prepared with the two flourishing water sources on this land: the spring which flows down the property as a bubbling stream and the bordering river. The spring provides a year-round drinking water source. The rushing river has potential to provide a hydro-electric opportunity. One could also dig their own well if one desired.


The bottom and upper sections of the property are flat giving you about 16 hectares (39 acres) of useable flat land. However, the upper flat section would need road access put in.


This section of peaceful, private valley is sheltered by mountains and does not have any homes, making it ideal for secluded off-grid living.


The rest of the land is mainly mountainous meaning you could own your own mountain and could develop your own hiking trail system, giving way to spectacular views of the Andes mountains. Just like the lower land is fenced in, you could also fence some of the mountainous areas to provide additional pastureland for cattle, horses or other livestock.


Not only can one’s body be nourished by the resources this land offers, but one’s soul can be soothed by listening to the rushing river, the murmuring brook, or the whispering eucalyptus trees.


This property’s location is close enough to town for shopping and socializing, yet far enough out in your own private valley that nobody will be coming by uninvited.


For future construction, electric hookup is about 3 kilometers away which can be installed.


Price: $175,000


Property Data



Location: Near Quinara, Loja, Ecuador

Property Size: 180 hectares (444 acres)

Population (Quinara): 1,384 inhabitants 

Elevation (Quinara): 1,612 m (5288 ft)

Distance to the closest town: about 30 minutes by car

Distance to the Airport (Catamayo):   about 2.5 hours by car

Distance to Loja: about 2 hours by car

Annual average rainfall (Quinara): 795 mm (31.29 in) *

*Much of Southern Ecuador experiences a rainy and a dry season. The dry season is approximately June through September, while the rainy season is approximately October through May.

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