I moved to Costa Rica in 2004 and purchased this 15½
hectares (38 acres) farm. It had a small farm house, corral and a small milking barn. I remodeled the farm house, turned
the milking barn into a storage shed where I stored all of my earthly belongings, moved in and never looked back.
I lived in the small house for a couple of years and in 2006 built a larger home. My only income was my U.S. social security
and when the economy turned south I decided to try to generate income from the farm. I planted 1½ hectors of coffee
and shaded the crop with citrus trees. Every year I plant a little more and in the last few years have finally started to
generate a positve revenue stream
I currently rent the little farm house to
visitors or potential future residents (see details on the Mountain Guest House Tab), occasionally sell things, planned
to conduct tours and sell my coffee direct.
Today, in addition to the coffee, the farm
has five or six varieties of lemons and limes, seven varieties of oranges and tangerines, cashews, almonds, several varieties
of avacados and many other types of tropical fruit. About fifty trees come on line every year and that will continue for the
next five years if I never plant another tree.
I am now in my early seventies and do not
have the energy that I had years ago. I am considering the sale of the farm and moving back to the United States where I will
be closer to my family in my later years.
Please visit the "Farm for Sale" tab
for more details.
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