FH2 Lot 3
Lot 3 of Fruit Haven 2 is for sale. The listed price is $14,000 USD (or best offer) plus closing costs. See closing cost details at bottom of page.
General Sale Info
This lot includes a 5% share of the property ownership (with your name on the title) and a 0.75 hectare / 1.85 acre personal homestead lot along with a 30x30m, 0.09ha "casita lot" by the community area and river. Some people may choose to live in their casita share and plant a food forest on their main lot, though it's also an option to build a rental cabin on the casita share and live in the larger lot.
Since the lots are not GPS mapped yet, if you prefer, you can combine the lots and have a 0.84 hectare lot instead of the two separate lots. See map below.
Once you purchase this share, you should expect to pay for the GPS mapping which can be around $150 for the 0.75 (or 0.84 hectare) lot and $100 for the casita share if you choose not to combine them.
Lot 3 is located a 5 minute drive (motorcycle/quad) or 20 minute walk from the Fruit Haven 2 community area, and is only a 20 minute walk from the FH3 waterfall.
The lot is mostly secondary forest, including native hardwood trees and palms. There is a gentle slope down towards the north side of the lot.
This lot is right along the Fruit Haven private access road. The south boundary is the FH2/FH3 access road, and the western boundary is the FH1 access road.
There is currently no water system, but one could install a rainwater catchment system, or hook up to the existing tank and water line in the nearby "Arroyo Orito" stream. Note that there would be a cost associated with hook-up since the system is privately owned by other FH2 owners.
Broadband internet can be hooked up via installing an antenna. This could be on the side of the house depending on house height and position, or you could mount it on a pole. Installation cost can be between $150 and $1500 depending on your mounting and antenna choices. Internet service costs about $30/month for 4 MBPS up/down (higher speeds are available). Owners of nearby lots could also group together and install one antenna, then have fiber-optic cable distributing internet to each house, for a fairly low cost.
For electricity, the most viable option here is a solar system, which can be installed on your house from $2-$4k for a basic system.
There is cell phone signal on this lot, but no or very weak 3G.
Click here for pictures: FH2 Lot 3 Photos
Fruit Haven 2 Community Area
Internet access is available at the FH2 community area which is currently being developed, though internet could also be installed on lot 3 if desired, as explained above. The FH2 community area is accessible via crossing the bridge across Rio Zamora from the parking lot. The government has plans to widen the bridge in the future to make it possible for cars to pass.
Updated maps coming soon! See the location of Lot 3 on the map below.
We encourage you to come visit the land, or you can arrange a Skype or Facebook call with us to ask detailed questions about the land. 0.75 hectares is more than enough land to raise food for a family.
Lot 3 may (now or in the future) have a black water hose running through it, that is part of a private water system used by various FH2 owners. If you purchase this lot, you may not interfere with this tube or charge the owners of the water system for its placement, nor may you prevent the owners from doing occasional maintenance on it. You may not hook up to this system unless you arrange it with the owners of the system and pay the appropriate share of the water system cost. However, you may bury the tube underground if you so desire.
The closing costs will be as follows:
$1200 if one person purchases this 5% share.
$800 per share if one person purchases two or more FH2 shares currently for sale at the same time.
This covers all government fees, sales taxes, registration, as well as the agent's fee for carrying out the sale. There are two things it does not cover: (1) Your signing, sending, or possible translation of the power of attorney document, as these costs can vary depending on your situation. (2) Any money transfer or foreign exchange fees you may incur in sending the closing costs or property purchase funds. Note that the seller will be responsible for any intermediary bank fees that may arise.
FH2 Property Development Fund
Your purchase of Lot 3 incurs no immediate obligation to the FH2 Property Development Fund, but after the current budget period is up at the end of 2020, you should expect to pay about $300-$500 per year towards the fund in order to cover general property maintenance expenses including marking property boundaries, upkeep of the FH2 community area, et cetera. The budget for this fund is proposed by any trustee or the project administrator, and approved by all FH2 owners, at the end of each year for the following year.
Why is the lot being sold?
In this case, the owner and his partner have a lot and house on Fruit Haven 1 and don't really have the time or resources to develop this lot, so are selling this 5% share.