This sustainable, totally-organic 1-acre hobby farm with 2 amazing houses near Cuenca has animals and crops included and is a dream for anyone wishing to have a gorgeous, bio secure, live-off-the-land property with the serenity and calm that only nature can provide. Lovingly taken care of by two former restaurateurs, the farm has some of the best organic medicinal, and food quality herbs, fruits, and vegetables that you could ever find.
Over 50 fruit trees (figs, avocados, apples, lemons, cherries, mulberry, peaches, cherimoya, guava, tree tomato) adorn the property. In addition, there are a variety of fruiting vines such as uvilla (perennial ground cherry), grape and passion fruit, a banana circle of over 16 plants, a young Yucca patch, and herbs throughout for cooking and medicinal use such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, lemon basil, verbena, and plantain.
There are 19 raised beds (5′ x 8′ with a mobile chicken coop that fits perfectly in each bed and can be rotated as needed,) A large side garden, 4 sheep, (3 ewes and 1 buck), 2 female Saanan milking goats, 7 Angora rabbits, 8 laying hens producing approximately 7-8 eggs/day, 2 turkeys, 7 ducks, 4 corrals with pens for sheep and goats, and a greenhouse — perfect for raising hothouse tomatoes, flowers, and growing seedlings.
The main house has 3 bedrooms and two baths. The new (second house) that will be completed April 1st, is a luxurious bonus, with hand-hewn and milled timber throughout the 3-story gem, and tons of spectacular views at every turn. It also has three bedrooms and two baths, a reading library and an office nook. Both homes have lovely patios/balconies and behind the main house is an outdoor kitchen with grills, a pizza oven, and everything you need to relax, entertain and enjoy “the good life.” There are also storage areas and a large greenhouse on the property.
This Private Estate and Hobby Farm is located in the province of Cañar tucked away in the crisp and clean mountain area of Zhin Zhun between Cristo Rey and San Cristobal on the border of Cañar and Azuay provinces. This unmatched Hobby Farm and its 2 amazing homes come fully furnished.
This is a perfectly self-contained property with two separate homes, where you and your extended family (or family of friends) will be totally safe and secure in an idyllic slice of paradise.
You will also be protected from the current health and global challenges and will be able to be completely self-sufficient, independent, and flourishing with some of the most delicious produce imaginable.
Yet — should you want a taste of city life — you are only 20 minutes from the cultural capital of Ecuador, Cuenca, with its multitude of high-quality restaurants, music and art venues, cultural and sports activities, hospitals, and high-end stores.
The first home, built in 2015, is a single-story 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch-style house with an open concept living and dining room, a large kitchen, a laundry area, and two wonderful ceramic tiled patios approximately 2,000 square feet in total.
On the back of the house is a 9-foot round x 4-foot deep-water feature, with 4,000 litres of rainwater storage. There is also a 12-foot x 12 foot covered patio and a duel BBQ/Smoker.
The second home is a 3-Story hand-crafted home equipped with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths, a library & study area, and an open concept kitchen, dining & living room on the 2nd floor. The 2nd floor has a covered patio (approximately 225-square feet), a pizza oven and fantastic southwest and northern views to enjoy the sunsets.
The rustic construction consists of beautiful hand-hewn locally harvested soft wood and hand carved slate and local stone. The earthquake-resistant home including the covered patio and balcony is approximately 1,875-square feet. Construction on this newly built home began in 2020 and will be completed on April 1, 2021
The 3rd-floor balcony, which is 200 square feet, has incredible 180ᵒ panoramic southwest to northerly views. A cozy place to enjoy the views of the city lights below.
The lower 1st floor has a large 2-feet thick local stone Wine Cave adjacent to the covered but outside commercial kitchen space. This area could also be used as a charcuterie for drying meats.
To the left side of the second home and next to the exquisite rose garden is a large hand-laid stone patio, also with sweeping 240ᵒ degree views. The patio features large stones next to 100+-year-old artifacts converted to a flower planter. This is the highest patio on the property. Additionally, there are walkways and paths around the entire circumference of the property.
Compost is used for fertilization, crops are rotated and no chemicals have ever been used on this land.
Water is provided by the local Municipality. In addition, there are 3 x 2500-liter Rainwater tanks, 3 x 500 liter Rainwater tanks + 1 x 100 liter tank in addition to an open pond/fountain with an additional 7,500 liters amounting to approximately 16,000 liters of rainwater harvesting and water reserve. There is also high-speed Wi-Fi Internet throughout the entire property.
All of the furnishings including a stainless-steel Italian SMEG induction stove and oven, baking ovens, induction stove, refrigerators, a washer and dryer, and furniture for both houses are all included in the purchase price.
A reliable and very hard-working Ecuadorian who lives nearby and has been with the family for 6 years maintains the farm. He will remain with the farm and will be paid by the sellers for one year after the sale. This will help ease new owners into the day-to-day care and maintenance of this amazing property.
Chica, a kind-hearted and loveable purebred German Shepherd whose sole job is to guard the property will also stay on the farm. Added security comes from an electric fence around the property, security cameras, as well a large electric gate.
The asking price for this sustainable, totally organic 1-acre hobby farm with 2 amazing houses is $395,000. Some negotiation is possible should the buyers pay in the US or Canada.