I have a 20 acre farm in the Chriqui highlands of Panama that will be unoccupied starting in July until I get there next February. Looking for a homesteader who is lacking the funds to get started. There is a two bedroom house with indoor plumbing & electricity, but it is a small concrete house typical of the area. It's well constructed but pretty damn basic. There are pastures, paddocks, coops, stables, etc. and your job would be to make it and all of the fruittrees will be there when I move down. The farm is in a fairly remote area, but there is a bus line that goes passed the property. I expect the place to be unfurnished when I take possession at the end of June.
You would need to have a valid visa and cash enough to cover your expenses (such as wifi), but there are plenty of fruit & avocado trees. You'd be responsible for tending the seedling trees I've planted. If all goes well, we could discuss a sweat-equity partnership.
Just came over your post here. From the middle of Nov. 2018 I will have 5 months in Central America/Panama. Is your ad still valid? I am exploring to relocate to a perma life in Panama/Costa Rica, and this could be a good try out for me.
One sentence which is not that clear to me 'your job would be to make it and all of the fruit trees will be there'. What did you mean with Make it? You want trees you bought planted before you come back?
Hello and sorry if I was unclear. I was a in bit of a panic at the time as the farmer who rented it walked away from the lease a year early. I'll fix the original ad, but I meant "your job would be to MAINTAIN it and all"
No you wouldn't be planting trees. I'm doing that this trip.
Since that original posting, I've taken possession of the farm, found a local caretaker, have the whole place painted, put in new appliances, new bed, security bars on the doors, windows, etc Headed back there on the 27th to install a cistern, and make other improvements.
There is a bus line that goes past the property and takes you to the Pan-american highway. Bugaba is a nearby town where you can get a monster burger & fries for $5. We are 45 minutes North of David. The Costa Rico boarder is about 20 minutes north on the P/A highway.
As far as animals go, so far we have 50 chickens that are a month old & going on pasture soon. I'm adding another 50 at the end of the month, and another 50 when I return to the property at the end of October. I am planning to work from Panama for about a month, starting on the 20th.
I'm sure you have a ton of questions that I'm not answering, and I'll get back to this ad tomorrow, but I wanted to respond. Send me a message and I'll give you my # for whatsApp.