spectacular, turnkey farm in chiquil
Located 25 minutes from Malacatos, 35 from Vilcabamba and an hour from Loja sits nearly 3.4 hectares (8.4 acres) of organically cultivated super foods with a steel house taking advantage of the stunning mountain views.
This is a warmer, dryer climate, great for health.
The property features thousands of Moringa plants and a variety of organic super foods such as; French peanuts, almonds, ciruela, mandarin, guayaba, quingra, alfalfa, clover, carrots, sweet potato, corn, figs, mango, zapote, blackberry, grapes, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pomegranate, dragon fruit, avocado, passion fruit, sugarcane, papaya, poma rosa, banana and many more.
The property is intersected by an extremely low-traffic tiny dirt road. The bottom section has the house and the majority of the fruit trees as well as a drying facility for the moringa. This section is mostly flat, however there is an undeveloped sloped section, which could be used for further construction, cultivation or subdivided and sold.
The entire property is equipped with gravity fed drip irrigation system. The water comes from a pure mountain spring and arrives at the property via a constantly flowing 4” pipe (meaning more water than could ever be used) to several backup water storage tanks.
The upper section, which is also flat, features the Moringa, a massive chicken coop, enough to raise thousands of chickens, some papaya interspersed as well as the water tanks.
There are several more amazing spots for additional houses.
The property has been kept completely organic since it was planted.
The house, which was expertly handcrafted (mostly welded) by the current owner features a workshop downstairs which could easily be converted into a bedroom and a kitchen/living space upstairs with a beautiful wrap around iron balcony.
Perhaps the most special aspect of the property are the views, the property looks out over seemingly endless mountains and valleys including into Podocarpus National Park where there are nearly daily rainbows and the sight of rain moving through the mountains.
The property also features its own year-round mineral spring for an additional water source.
While already hooked up to electric, this is a perfect area for solar to be completely off-grid and self-sufficient.
Location: Chiquil, Malacatos, Loja, Ecuador
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/MgsksTV6XVivokXC9
Property Size: 3.4 Hectare (8.4 acres)
Altitude (property): 1,577m (5176 ft)
Distance to Airport (Catamayo): 1 hour
Distance to Loja: 1 hour
Annual precipitation (Chiquil): 720mm (28 in)*
Total annual property taxes: $33.57
* 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.