Here are some photos of the property I am thinking long and hard about buying.
The entrance to the Finca. A small bridge crosses the irrigation creek that supplies water to 5 acres of peaches, plums and a variety of other fruit trees.
The house, a converted barn, has 2 bedrooms and is in excellent condition. The garden is landscaped and good to go, there's also room for a pool to the right of the house as you look at it.
At the back of the property is an asado (BBQ) and this big old oven. (The property comes with two Rotweillers, you can see the ass-end of one in this shot). The fruit trees stretch for 5 acres beyond the gate.
Things haven't exactly gone to plan as the owners are refusing to budge from the $80,000USD asking price. I have upped my offer to $70,000, which my research indicates is about market value, so we'll see what happens. I don't hold out much hope tbh, the owners know I'm Gringo but I'm too principled to allow myself to pay what I perceive to be the Gringo Tax. I do however really like the place, so it'd be a shame to lose it for $10,000.
This shot of grapes growing at the side of the house sort of sums up the lifestyle nicely IMO.
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