This 6000m2 property (one and a half acres) has a mature food forest just waiting for it’s second story (ginger, turmeric) and vegetable and herb garden.
Mature Trees include:
Tons of Banana trees
Probably 20 Tomi Mango trees
15 mature, producing, Cacao trees
10 or so Coconut palms
Orange (I think there is one left – the Citrus grove had to be cut down)
Malay Apple (really amazing and exotic fruit that does really well here from Malaysia)
There is plenty of space to build more casitas and for vegetable gardens.
I especially like this spot on the East side of the property that looks out onto this field. This section of the land has a papelio and parrota tree that I planted in anticipation of putting a little casita down here.
A perfect vegetable garden spot on the South side of the house – you can look down on it from the second floor terrace. I was going to put a formal Mandala vegetable garden here.
The land slopes East and has a beautiful view to the South across a field to the mountains.
The red brick casa is made from bricks that are made just 3 minutes down the road. It is on three levels. The ground level isn’t finished but the plumbing and electricity is in and there is room for a living room, kitchen with island and a bathroom. The three sets of french doors open up to a flagstone terrace 3.50m deep and 15m long that has an iron pergola with the gorrrrgeous red rangoon creeper flowers cascading down in large bouquets. It’s really something. Makes for beautiful dappled sunlight at the long table on the terrace. The ground floor inside body of the house is 81m2.
The second floor houses two bedrooms that open up to a large indoor/outdoor palapa-covered terrace (this is where you spend most of your time!). There is one full bathroom with shower attached to the larger bedroom and a 1/2 bathroom attached to the smaller bedroom. This level is finished and is 81m2 as well. Out on the terrace is a long 3m wooden desk that looks out over the flowering rangoon creeper that covers the pergola below to the fruit trees beyond. There is also a cozy lounge area on the north side of the terrace that looks toward the south field and mountains. I have my makeshift kitchen up here on a table with a hotplate.
An iron ladder takes you up to the palapa attic with dormer windows and a raised hammock chair spot that catches the breezes and has views over the fruit trees to the mountains. The attic is finished, as well, and is 71m2.
There is electricity (CFE) but my water was recently cut off because the grandmothers house down the road was lending me her hose/mangera since she didn’t live there for years – but her house recently sold so they took their mangera back. This means it’s Pipa Water for now. One can always dig a well which is what both of my neighbours did. It looks like you hit water about 33m down.
I have a 10,000 liter cisterna with a bodega over it and a pressurized submersible pump which makes for GREAT pressure in the house. I also have a UV and carbon filtration system on the water that comes out of the cisterna 🙂
The earth is really fertile here – this is the land of rich red soil where all the crops are grown and the orchards thrive.
Oh yes, the north side of the property is lined with “Spanish Cedar” trees – which are actually part of the mahogany tree family. The wood is excellent for guitar-making….they make a beautiful border.
The land is Community Land – one step down from Ejido! But four years ago the government came around and measured all of our land saying that we were all getting Titles. We are still waiting! But, it looks like that’s right around the corner.
The 235m2 casa and 6000m2 of land is for sale.
Contact me at tracey***ninthhousedesigns.com if you are interested (the ***s are the @ symbol)