Preppers Dream Property In The Andes

548,900  50 acres  Marianne Hart 

Nestled on a mountain top near small town of La Paz, Ecuador, this is a truly beautiful 20 hectare (50 acre) property with valleys and smooth expanses where you can walk for hours and continually discover new landscapes. Create your own community with friends, family or like-minded individuals who are looking to enjoy their lives unrestricted and on their own terms.

This Prepper’s Dream Property is totally off-grid with a rain-water collection system, and solar panels and wind turbines that provide more than enough energy for the two completed adobe-style houses. The views of the surrounding valleys and the unlimited expanse of a starry night sky will literally take your breath away.

La Paz, in the canton of Nabon, is located approximately 1 hour south of Cuenca on the Pan American highway on the way to Loja, with a population of approximately 800.
There are open markets on Sundays when the local people bring a wide variety of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables to market. Also located in the town are various small businesses: a barber shop, several fully-stocked hardware stores, restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores, as well as a dental office and a doctor’s office.

The city of Nabon is only 30 minutes from La Paz and has a new, fully-equipped medical centre staffed with well-trained doctors to handle any emergency. The canton’s Government centre is also located in Nabon.

The growing season is year-round, with an average high temperature of 25°C (78°F), and an average low temperature of 15°C (60°F). The average rainfall from January to June is approximately 30mm, with a lesser precipitation of 10mm in the months from July to December.

PROPERTY LOCATION

The property is located 10 minutes off the Pan American highway and 15 minutes from the town of La Paz on the historical Cuenca-Loja road (original Inca Trail), and is set majestically in the Andes at an elevation of 3,200 meters (10,500 feet). There are 12,000 mature (15+ years) pine trees, and views of the Yungilla Valley, Cochaseca and La Paz, and also of the Pacific Ocean on a clear day.

PROPERTY SIZE

The property is 2 pieces, separated by the access road leading to the property. One piece is 4.5 hectares (12 acres), while the main property is 15 hectares (37.5 acres).

PROPERTY STRUCTURES

There are two move-in ready Santa Fe-style adobe houses on the property. Each house has multiple skylights and wrap-around safety windows (8mm) to view the spectacular landscape. Both houses were designed by North Americans and built with North American details in mind. The picture windows closest to the entrances have decorative, wrought-iron bars in place for added security. The roofs of both houses have a water-proof membrane, and there are bamboo and pine log ceilings and a semi-finished basement area in each house.

House 1:
15m X 12m (1,937 ft. sq. main floor) open floor plan. This house also has a semi-finished room in the basement, with roughed-in plumbing and large windows.

House 2:
20m X 12m (2,583 ft. sq. main floor) consisting of 4 rooms and a Social bathroom, with space on the roof for the construction of 2 more bedrooms. This house also has a semi-finished basement area, with a completed room and roughed-in electrical.

Electrical:
There are 10 solar panels and 2 wind generators, including 40 batteries and a 5kw inverter which produce 20+ kwH per day. Each house contains 220v wiring for a clothes dryer and a stove, and 110v wiring for all other appliances. There are also many electrical outlets in each room, and electrical outlets on the roof of House 2 for the future construction of extra bedrooms.

Assets on the Property:
The property contains two insulated 40-foot sea containers: one has built-in shelving and both have refrigeration capability that can be utilized for storage or food refrigeration. The containers are spaced 9m apart, providing a workspace between them. Situated between the containers is a tent that measures 6m x 8m that can be employed for housing, a work space or as a greenhouse, with a second 6m x 8m tent located on the area adjacent to one of the containers.

Water Wells:
There are two water wells that are gravity fed from underground sources, and two diesel generators that will manually send the water from the main well to the three anti-bacterial Rotoplas 2500 litre tanks on the top of the mountain. The water is then gravity-fed to the houses. The purity of the water is exceptional due to the high mountain elevation.

Additional Water Available:
Covering both of the sea containers is one fibreglass roof with gutters that acts as a rainwater collection system to feed the water into two anti-bacterial 2500 litre Rotoplas tanks. The weekly surplus of water is then sent to the Rotoplas tanks on the top of the mountain via an electric pump.

PROPERTY ACCESS

Public Road Accessing the Property:
From the Cuenca-Loja road, there is an access road to the property. This road is in good condition and is shared only by several neighboring properties.

Private Road Accessing the Property:
At the entrance to the property is a secure gated-entry with an internal loop road leading to the houses on the top of the mountain.

TERRAIN

Landscape:
There are three mountain peaks on the property, but most of the terrain is gently sloping, with a few deeper ravines that add beauty, depth and diversity to the property.

Soil Conditions:
The soil on the property and in the entire area is extremely fertile and favorable for planting. There is an abundance of bedrock for stable infrastructure, and rich, black soil to a depth of 1m.

INTERNET AND CELL PHONE ACCESS

There is an internet tower on the property mountain peak as well as a full cell phone signal of G4 bandwidth.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

At night, the city lights of Machala and Cuenca can be seen, and there is an unobstructed incomparable view of the stars.

This serene, peaceful mountain property is a land developer’s dream. Land subdivisions are inexpensive and relatively uncomplicated due to a recent survey plat map of the property and a legal land title, allowing for the possibility to subdivide for view lots or completed homes.

Asking Price: $548,900 USD (Negotiable)

For more information or viewing, contact Marianne Hart:
E-mail: mhart@shaw.ca
Phone: 099-238-2702 in Ecuador
(593) 99-238-2702 outside of Ecuador