"The land is pretty cheap..about $125 a month for 10 years...then it is yours. But to buy seeds, and equipment etc. And to build cabins...that is going to cost...so I still need to figure this out."
I have been forever interested in possibilities in PR and recently lived on a farm with a gal from there who just wanted to get out - primarily because of "the politics/unemployment" etc. However, and I still don't know her exact "dilemma" - perhaps it was her boyfriend! - as an unfortunate holding an american passport, it seems like one of the last "safe" tropical areas to dive into and the SURF IS EXCELLENT!!! SO, before I carry on, let me say your most important NEED & question to ask is WATER, WATER & WATERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! At $125/mnth you need nothing but that - WATER!!! (and maybe depending on the rainfall in that area you don't even need that!). 20 acres of gorgeous land on a hillside is fabulous AS LONG AS IT IS NOT FACING EAST!!! Whatever the case, if you get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day you'll be ok (but not ideal-"depending"). SEEDS - no problem. They are cheap...HUMMMM, the thought just occurred to me, are your plans capitalist or regenerative/sustainability? If you want to CAPITALIZE, then yes, YOU NEED LOTS OF MONEY! if you want to create a beautiful little nitch of Heaven, you need next to nothing!!!
-You can get free seeds on line
-Greens and sprouts are edible within two weeks
-You can easily set up a tent compound and/or go crazy and
start with ONE shipping container and build on it from there
-For $125/mnth you can build with your hands, shovel, machete, and a spoon!!!
-You don't need "equipment" unless you're "after something"...
THE BIG QUESTION IS WHAT DO YOU WANT AND WHAT ARE YOU AFTER?
I could go on and on, but with out more info there's really no point.
WHERE IS IT?
I'll tell you right now, I would be pitching my tent and planting arugula this very minute
if I came across such an opportunity.
The bottom line is that if it is a descent "piece" of 20 acres! for $125/mnth you could start a REVOLUTION!
Fill me in on your reality and I can tell you much more.
PS-If your story is true and you don't or aren't ready to go for it, please let me know and I'll start tomorrow!
If you are ready, depending on where it is, I'd be more than happy to help you out and manage it for you...