FH2 Lot 7

Lot 7 of Fruit Haven 2 is for sale. The listed price is $10,000 plus closing costs (see closing cost details at bottom of page.) The seller may accept bitcoin for part of the purchase price. See photos here.

General Sale Info

This lot includes a 5% share of the property ownership (with your name on the title) and a 0.84 hectare personal homestead lot. 0.84 hectares is 8,400 square meters or 2 acres.

Lot 7 is located 20 minutes walk (or 5 minutes drive on quad or motorcycle) from the FH2 community area and 20 minutes walk from the FH3 waterfall. There is a small stream running east-west through the lot, and there are a few iniaku trees planted. Most of the lot is secondary forest but some is relatively clear. The terrain is mostly flat or very gentle slope.

This lot runs right along the FH2/FH3 access road. An entrance could be made to park vehicles, or a longer driveway if a future owner wanted to build a house further back in the lot. The lot stretches from the FH2 access road north/south to the southern FH2 property boundary.

There is currently no water system, but one could install a rainwater catchment system, or together with neighboring lots, install a cistern in the stream up the hill, which would provide you with a 1/2 inch water hose with enough pressure for sink/shower/etc.

There are no buildings. Broadband internet could be hooked up via putting up a 12 meter pole to get signal from across the valley. Service costs about $30/month for 6 MBPS up and down (higher speeds are available). The installation would cost between $600-$1500 depending on your choices regarding the antenna pole and equipment.

Send us an email at fruithaven.ecuador@gmail.com or fruithaven@protonmail.com for more info.

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 7 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.

The FH2 property has a beautiful view of the Zamora river valley from some areas. The east part of the property (where Lot 7 is located) is remote and there are no traffic noises. This property is perfect for those who want to be far from the pollution of modern civilization and create a permaculture homestead. There is cell phone signal on this lot, but no 3G.

Maps

The map on the left (below) is a general lot map of FH2. The map on the right is the GPS property map of Lot 7. You can right-click and select "view image" to see larger versions.

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. This is an excellent plot of land with proximity to the community area. 0.84 hectares is more than enough land to raise food for a family. This lot also has several medium-sized copal trees that can be used as wood for your house, or left growing to maintain a forest canopy in those areas.

Closing Costs

The closing costs will be as follows:

$800 per person if two people each purchase a 5% share around the same time (combining the closings of FH2 lots 2 and 7)

$800 per lot if one person purchases both FH2 shares currently for sale (Lots 2 and 7) at the same time

$1000 if one person purchases this 5% share (without combining the closing with other lots - this would be the best option if you want to purchase Lot 7 right away without waiting until we find buyers for lot 2. This reduces the chance that someone else will buy Lot 7 before you.)

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 fees you may incur in sending the closing costs or property purchase funds. Note that the seller will be responsible for any possible intermediary bank fees or foreign exchange fees.

FH2 Property Development Fund

Your purchase of Lot 7 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 $200 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. If all the owners are in accordance, larger budgets may be passed that allow for capital improvements to the property such as water system, electric, etc.