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This property has 6 acres of pristine forest and bountiful organic agricultural land in the gorgeous Oña area of Ecuador, about one and a half hours from Cuenca. 

Found in a warm and almost tropical climate, with mountains, streams, and ripe and ready fertile land, this is the perfect spot for anyone wishing to live off the land and have a sustainable, country life. There is a 2,000 sq. ft rustic house on this abundant land, in need of some TLC, but it has great potential if you are willing to restore this cabin-like dwelling. It is also the perfect place to live while building your dream home on this enviable country property. Oña and its neighboring town, Susadel (12 minutes away) are known for artisan brick, so construction, materials, and labor are quite inexpensive and readily available should you decide to build.

On this prime and lush land are rare black walnut trees, 4 types of bananas, 3 varieties of avocados, 500 coffee plants; lemon, lime, and orange trees; mango, cherimoya, and an array of other native plants and flowering trees and bushes. There's room for multiple organic vegetable gardens The current owner has pigs and there is a huge house for chickens and cuyes (the national dish of Ecuador) already on the property. Cattle, horses, goats, sheep, and other livestock could easily be added to make your home totally sustainable. There are two water sources -- one from a spring that the owner has water rights to that is for personal use, for the animals, and for showering, and another source from a lagoon from the nearby León River that runs into the property and is used for irrigation. Electricity, Internet, and Direct TV are already available on this ready-to-go property.

The 13-year-old country home has 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a front indoor/outdoor patio, and two living areas which could easily be turned into an open-concept living and dining room on the first floor. The kitchen is located in a separate pavilion attached to the back of the house, with a beautiful outdoor patio with magnificent views. There is also a front porch, storage areas, a laundry room, plus two caretaker homes on the property.

Up a winding wood staircase in the main house is the primary bedroom, which is a large, loft-like living space with plenty of room for a seating area and tons of storage. The primary bedroom -- which feels like you're living in a tree house -- also has a walk-in closet and a beautiful terrace overlooking the countryside. Relaxing here with your morning coffee or sipping tea under the stars, is the perfect way to start or end your day in this peaceful retreat that you could soon call home.

The incredible land, however, is the star of this rich and beautiful 5-acre property. And you can plant to your heart's content ... nearly everything grows here. The peaceful, serene, and private property is perfect for someone looking for solitude and nature ... or who wants to live completely off the land. It would also make an incredible working farm or retreat center. There are neighbors in the area, and although you can't see them, they are friendly and welcoming ... always ready to lend a helping hand.

The drive to Oña from Cuenca is relaxed, thanks to the well-kept paved roads that lead all the way to the winding dirt driveway of the house. There is beautiful scenery along the way and very little traffic, making it an ideal drive to a beautiful country area that has easy access to Ecuador's third-largest city. Everyday amenities, groceries, and clinics are about 20 minutes away.

The asking price for 6 acres of pristine forest and bountiful organic agricultural land near Oña, with a 2000 sq. ft house and room to expand is $119,000.