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Mountain Elegance Outside Malacatos: A Sustainable Community Retreat with Breathtaking Views

(Owner Financing Available)

Nestled within the heart of Ecuador's mesmerizing landscapes, this value-driven property extends a rare blend of rugged mountain lifestyle and a sense of belonging to a tight-knit community. Sprawling gracefully over just under 1 hectare, its prime location stands out: a swift 20-minute drive from Malacatos, 30 minutes to the serene Vilcabamba, and under an hour's distance to the lively city of Loja and the Catamayo airport.

This house with 150 m2 of construction, has 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home, taking shape amidst this raw beauty, is thoughtfully designed with polished concrete, adobe, and wood. Its very essence channels the spirit of mountain independence, yet comfortably melds with its dry, mountainous ambiance.

The open-air concept seamlessly ties together the kitchen, living area, and dining room, ensuring every interaction is a brush with nature's purity. Flanking this central space are two enclosed bedrooms, cocooned for tranquility and offering views that rival any worldwide.

Upon its imminent completion, the property will gleam with extensive landscaping, proudly featuring a bountiful orchard set to yield an array of seasonal fruits.

For those drawn towards nature, a brief 5-minute drive will introduce you to a pristine river, beckoning with promises of refreshing swims or tranquil fishing moments. The region's steady climate, typically floating between the upper 70's to mid 80's, ensures the outdoors can be a perpetual playground.

Proudly situated within a multi-lot agriculture-focused community, this property emphasizes not just sustainability, but true, heartfelt connections. Even so, each lot champions maximum privacy, sidestepping any need for an HOA, boards, or voting — nurturing an ethos of unbridled independence. As the main road gears up for paving, and coupled with the community's in-built security, this residence stands as an embodiment of peace and a prudent investment. Moreover, this purchase presents buyers with an added advantage: qualifying for a residential visa in Ecuador.

For those cherishing a rugged mountain lifestyle and yearning to immerse within the local community's vibrancy, this offering is not just a house but a door to a new, enriched life in Ecuador.

In this harmonious blend of nature, community, and culture, find your very affordable haven. Your new chapter, punctuated with scenic beauty and community warmth, awaits.


Price: $99,000


Property Data


Location: Malacatos, Loja, Ecuador

Property Size: 1 Hectare (2.47 acres)

Construction Size: 150 m2  (1614.59 ft2)

Population: 7,114 inhabitants (Malacatos)

Altitude (town): 1,470 m. (4822 ft.)

Distance to Malacatos: 35 minutes by car

Distance to Vilcabamba: 50 minutes by car

Distance to Loja: 40 minutes by car

Distance to Airport (Catamayo): Approx. 1 hour 30 min by car

Annual precipitation (Malacatos): 764 mm (30 in)

-Estimated Closing Costs: $4,000

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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