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Permaculture property in the mountains of Puerto Rico, still looking for farm co-caretaker/manager

 
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Location: Utuado, Puerto Rico
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We're looking for a couple to help us manage our 37 acre permaculture property in the beautiful central mountains of Puerto Rico near Utuado. We're still in the process of planning and building out the property with the hope of one day making it mostly self sustainable and off-grid and with plans to turn it into a small retreat center.  If you've got experience in organic farming, permaculture, carpentry, welding, construction, etc. and are interested in moving to Puerto Rico or homesteading in the tropics, then please contact us via Permies or through our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/refugiopuertorico/




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Our place is a small farm set on 37 acres of rugged jungle terrain and sits at 2,200 - 2,600 foot elevation (average year-round temperature of 72 degrees) in the south central mountains of Puerto Rico near the town of Utuado. The farm used to be a coffee farm but had been neglected for many years. We are in the process of regenerating the property using organic and permaculture principles. Our long term goal is to become self-sustaining, promote food security, and become a model for other locals. We also hope to develop the property into a small group retreat center.

Amenities/Benefits:
- lots of fresh cultivated food and fruit in season including wild berries and other fruits and plants that grow wild in the jungle
- fresh air and natural spring water
- peace and tranquility
- high speed internet (we do not have a TV)
- within 30-45 minutes of many swimming holes and waterfalls (some within minutes of our property)
- beautiful beaches within 1-2 hours
 
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Hello,

We are a project in Virginia in the U.S. that has been developing much better solar energy systems. These technologies are specifically designed to make renewable energy accessible to people of modest income. We have projects in the Navajo and Hopi Nations in the U.S., and in Jamaica. We are considering starting a project in Puerto Rico. We are wondering if you might want to be involved. You can see our project at Living Energy Farm, livingenergyfarm.org

Take care,

Alexis Zeigler

540-205-0433
 
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Hello, Is this offer still on the table? I would like to get some details. Thank you. Sebastian
 
Steve Ferwerda
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Location: Utuado, Puerto Rico
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Yes, please DM me with your contact details and any additional questions that you might have.
 
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Location: Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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Steve
Congratulations on your land purchase in PR. You picked a great area that I visited on my land hunting trip in 2019.
I had identified a 100-acre property nearby owned by a guy from NY but someone else bought it before I could make an offer.
I also plan to buy land in PR but on the East or SE side of the island for many reasons.
I am selling my 59 acres of land near Uvita, Costa Rica and 649 acres of land in Belize to fund a project much like your plans.
Good luck and I look forward to hearing more about your progress in the future.
If you hear of 100 acres of land near the Maunabo or Roseavelt Roads area please let me know.
I plan to visit again around late July 2022.
Thanks
 
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Michael Morningstar wrote:Steve
Congratulations on your land purchase in PR. You picked a great area that I visited on my land hunting trip in 2019.
I had identified a 100-acre property nearby owned by a guy from NY but someone else bought it before I could make an offer.
I also plan to buy land in PR but on the East or SE side of the island for many reasons.
I am selling my 59 acres of land near Uvita, Costa Rica and 649 acres of land in Belize to fund a project much like your plans.
Good luck and I look forward to hearing more about your progress in the future.
If you hear of 100 acres of land near the Maunabo or Roseavelt Roads area please let me know.
I plan to visit again around late July 2022.
Thanks



Thanks Michael. We are still looking for someone (preferably a couple) to join us in this venture. Feel free to message me through Permies when you do visit and perhaps we can meet up. Just curious, what are your reasons for wanting to settle in PR instead of CR or Panama?
 
Michael Morningstar
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Alexis Zeigler
Saw your reply to Stever Ferwerda. Then read some of your website.
Your information on LEF and LIVE looks brilliant. I like what you are doing at LEF.
Your information on LIVE is way over my head at this time and when I find my new land and am ready for a solar system will be contacting you.
I am also looking for land in Puerto Rico, TN and TX to do what Steve is doing.
Great information on off grid living and power.
Thanks
 
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how in the world did you find land like this on a literal mountain? ball park cost if you don't mind me asking?
 
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There is a long list of life lessons learned regarding Costa Rica and Belize. I am happy to share them with you.
Basically, all Americans are considered millionaires and targets for money and stuff.
The laws and way of doing business are meant to hinder you so you will pay a bribe or commission to get them to do what they should do.
Many see you as a sugar daddy to sponsor and support them. Safety has become a big issue since COVID.
The countries are bankrupt and want your money.
Call me at 713 822 0276 or email me at mmorningstar1@gmail.com so we can discuss them in depth.
I also have many questions for you so maybe we can support each other.
 
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Jeff Steez wrote:how in the world did you find land like this on a literal mountain? ball park cost if you don't mind me asking?



Maybe it's popularity from being a neglected coffee farm?
 
Joel Salatin has signs on his property that say "Trespassers will be Impressed!" Impressive tiny ad:
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https://permies.com/wiki/206770/Harvesting-Rainwater-Homestead-Days-Renee
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