UPDATE JANUARY 6, 2012 FARM HAS BEEN SOLD.
Updated October 6, 2011
Hectares (approx. 22.7 acres) Excellent Farm Land with Furnished Home and view of the
magnificent Andes Mountains in Central-Southern Bio-Bio Region of Chile
We have set out about 140 young fruit trees in our "private orchard", including apples, pears, plums, apricots, oranges, tangerines, lemons, cherries, almonds, walnuts, olives, quince, and grapes. All of these are irrigated. We have two sources of water - one is a deep well we had drilled in February 2009 which is 55 meters deep. In the well is a 3 HP, deep well pump with 2" outlet pipe. We have a separate legal title to the water rights. We also constructed a "tranque", or surface reservoir that fills up with over 2 million liters of water during the rains that occur in July. This reservoir is for a backup water source for irrigation during the summer months if needed, however the deep well has proven to be 100% reliable, so we have put a few young catfish in the reservoir. The well provides excellent crystal clear fresh water. We have underground 2" lines set up with 2" valves to control the flow of water from the well to any section of our land for irrigation. A 2000 liter tank is installed near our home on a tower to provide water pressure to our home.
Included is all farm equipment, all new since 2008, and includes one 55HP 4 wheel drive diesel farm tractor with cab, disc harrow, 6 disc powered plow, 2 meter wide roto-tiller, double sided grading blade, two row hiller, two row potato planter, tractor mounted sprayer, and two row potato harvester. There are two farm buildings, a two car garage and one wood frame metal farm building size 16 ft. x 66 ft.
There is an old home place on the property near the center which includes two houses, one very old adobe type construction, and one other house, neither livable without much work. This old place has quite a few older fruit trees around the house including several apples, several peaches, plums, cherries, avocados, and two almond trees, plus numerous bulb type flowers and some roses. Near this old home place, we have fenced in a large area, maybe ˝ acre, for a chicken yard and we have laying hens and roosters that provide us with all of our healthy fresh eggs daily. They go with the place.
Three Red Angus beef cattle are included (negotiable if you don't want them) consisting of two cows and one calf born September 2, 2011, the other bred with a Black Angus bull, due to calve about December 2011.
This small farm is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in living a more self-sufficient lifestyle and wants to live in a healthy, clean air, free from polluted environments. Our place is by the highway between Chillan and Coihueco, about 17 km from Chillan - only a 15 minute drive. Chillan is an important city and center of agricultural activity and has a shopping center, many banks, three large supermarket chains including Jumbo and Lider and Unimarc.... Lider is the one bought out recently by Wal-Mart. It is about a one hour and 15 minute drive to the Pacific ocean and the city of Concepcion--the second largest city in Chile, and about a one hour drive to the snow capped Termas de Chillan Ski Resort and Hot Springs, also known as Nevados de Chillan. We have a clear view of the snow capped mountains here all year long which are about 36 miles away direct.
Why are we selling? We love this place and built it with the plan to spend the rest of our life here. Unfortunately, my wife and I both have some severe arthritis problems with painful joints and two different doctors have advised us to move to a drier area in the Atacama desert of Chile and we will have much fewer pains. We hope that works.
Price Reduced September, 2011! We are asking 180 million Chilean pesos and at current exchange rates, that is about $360,000 USD was $420,000. Final price to be negotiated when you see the property.
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