Opportunity In The Dominican Republic | Organic Small Farm | Homesteading – Revenue Sharing
Hello, my name is Carolina and we have a small rural property in the Dominican Republic (7 acres) outside of the city limits of Santo Domingo (about 45 minutes from the city).
What started out as a property meant initially for recreation use by our family has slowly but surely been transformed into organic farming (on a small scale of course). I became interested in organic after doing some research, reading about GMO, and simply realizing just how much better organically grown food tastes (and is better for you). However, as you already know farming is a lot of work and considering my younger nieces and nephews do not have an interest I have been trying to “do it all” by myself. In addition, I am desirous to have the property at least become productive enough to cover monthly operating costs rather than a draining expense.
In any event, basically I am looking for like minded people that want an opportunity to have a somewhat more permanent “homesteading” situation helping with planting, weeding and tending animals (I have started to raise chickens & turkeys) in exchange for 50% of whatever can be grown & sold. I am offering free room & board (see house description below) and the chance to develop the property into a hopefully profitable venture for both of us (in my case, just being able to break even would be a welcome relief). There are already a number of fruit trees on the property, planted many years ago, that do produce.
Over the years we have made improvements to the property such as electricity, well water and an open design one story dwelling with full bath, kitchen, living room area and a bedroom that can sleep up to five or six with 3 double beds. However, since I stay at the property myself on the weekends to work, and considering the bedroom is sort of open “dorm style” design, I would prefer either hosting a small group of young ladies or I will consider a married couple as well but all in consideration of the sleeping arrangements.
The person(s) would be alone on the property Monday through Friday and this is why I think a few friends and or a stable married couple would be preferable for a number of reasons (being by yourself in an new country tending a farm is not easy, ergo I think a preferable situation would be for two or more people).
There is plenty of potential for the property and with a few like minded people working the land I think it can yield a number of positive results. One benefit about the Dominican Republic is the sub-tropical climate and a year round growing season.
If you are seriously interested you may send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(however the first email is better for a quicker reply). We will entertain any and all legitimate inquires and certainly provide additional information to serious candidates. You can also visit my G-Plus Page for see more photos of the property:
(if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the G+ page you will see my photo as well)
Thank you in advance for considering my little organic farm project and I hope to hear from you!