1 Hectare of Riverfront Land with an Adobe House
This 1-hectare (2.4-acre) riverfront property is about 15 minutes from Vilcabamba, has two building sites, and has an existing adobe house!
The upper piece of the property has a great building spot with wonderful views. Down on the lower part of the property near the river is another flat spot where you could build as well. These homesites are dispersed nicely on the land providing privacy, yet they are still close enough together if you wanted to have a family compound or small community.
The adobe home, which is in the center part of the land, is humble, but you can do some improvements to make it more comfortable. Then you can live in it yourself or rent it out to get some income from your investment. Adobe is a great local construction material that is known to naturally regulate the house’s temperature. This means that it retains the cool air from the night during the day, and at night it retains the warm air from the daytime providing the perfect indoor temperature. This house already has potable water and electricity hooked up, so it would be easy to hook up to these utilities for other houses.
You can plant fruit trees and make terraced garden beds throughout the property to start growing your own food here in this year-round growing climate! Irrigation canal water runs through the upper part of the property, so you can tap into this to water your plants.
Location: Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador
Property Size: 1 hectare (2.4 acres)
Population: 5,000 (Parroquia)
Altitude (town): 1,525 m (5,000 ft.)
Distance to Vilcabamba: 15 minutes by car
Distance to Loja: 1 hour by car
Distance to Airport (Catamayo): Approx. 1:45 hours by car
Annual precipitation (Vilcabamba): 770mm (30.3 in)*
-Estimated Closing Costs: $2,300
*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.
Nestled under the watchful eye of its mythical mountain protector Mandango, lies world famous Vilcabamba. Located just 45 minutes outside of Loja, with its idyllic climate, stunning natural beauty and mix of pueblo culture and global influence, Vilcabamba offers one of the most unique experiences in the world. Read More >