Riverfront Off-the-Grid Permaculture Farm with Food Forest in San Isidro
When starting a permaculture farm it takes years of patience to finally get to a point where it is self-sustaining. That is exactly what you will find at this 6.25-acre riverfront farm located on a hillside outside of Tinamaste and San Isidro. The current owner has spent the past 7 years crafting the property to be 100% accessible and usable. The earth-work was done with the idea of creating natural terraces and watering holes on the sloped property. There is also a pond to collect rainwater from the rainy season to then saturate the ground in the dry season.
The property has natural erosion control from Vetiver, a native plant to Costa Rica and the property is sprinkled with Flemingia to help aid in soil reconditioning. Flowering trees line the road and can be found throughout the property adding pops of reds, yellows, and purples to the jungle canopy. The riverfront setting is unforgettable with beautiful swimming holes surrounded by towering trees filled with migrating birds.
The food forest on this property is home to mature and young trees. Harvests happen all throughout the year and are plentiful. Right now the foods being harvested are pejibaye, heart of palm, manzana de agua, mamones, banana, plantain, oranges, sweet lemons, and a few other types of tropical fruits. Jackfruit, breadfruit, and avocado are some of the young trees that will mature in the years to come and eventually provide food.
Modest-Sized Main House and Rustic Rancho with Clean Solar Power Energy
The main residence on the property is a little over 2100sqft. and has two bedrooms. The kitchen is large and open-air and welcomes in all the natural light. Six solar panels are on the roof of the house and provide all of the electricity needed. There is no electricity on the property other than what is solar energy. There is an outdoor shower at the house with an on-demand water heater and a double-compost toilet. The property has ASADA water as well as three 7-meter wells with a 10,000-liter tank as back up.
A rustic rancho made of brick and steel can be found on the property as well. This structure has two solar panels for electricity.
Big City Amenities and Small Town Farmers Markets Within 30-45 Minutes
Even though you will have all the food you need to be grown right here on the property, basic amenities are not far. This farm is 30 minutes from the city of San Isidro where you will find anything you could ever need ranging from clothing and pet stores to lawyers and banks. And just an additional 15 minutes west will bring you to Tinamaste, one of the first established ex-pat communities here in Southern Costa Rica. Tinamaste has a famous farmers market every Tuesday that features local goods and foods.