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Why Micro Farming in the Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica

The variety of environments that composes the Osa Penisula is really impressive and makes of this area an unique combination of soils, exposition to sun and breeze, kinds of natural coverage, pollinating animal species, availability of fresh water from creeks and rivers, mountain springs, and lowland marshes with small chalk streams, offering so many possibilities for the Micro Farmer for to find the best location, for  the specific production is planned to be the main activity of the Micro Farm.

The main activity, for decades, in the Osa Peninsula, had been the cattle breeding, based on the extensive livestock farming that needed aggressive deforestation with the technique of the slash and burn for to create enough surface for to raise the number of animals necessaries for the surviving of families that were involved in this activity.

Normally a medium cattle farm was, depending by the quality of the soil and, consequently, of the forage, sizing from 5-10 hectares up to hundreds, with an average of 20-40 hectares, that is still the actual average size of the lands available for to develop a Micro Farming Project.

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Organic-Fruits-Produced-in-a-Small-Eco-Organic-Micro-Farm-in-the-Osa-Peninsula-,-Costa-Rica-copy

 

Nature is quite generous here, with a temperature that never goes under the 20 Celsius degrees, and never over the 32, with an average rainfall precipitation of 5000 millimetres and a very predictable cycle of dry, wet and strong rain seasons, that allow local farmers  to calculate when to start the necessaries practices for the different cultivations.

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Organic–Bananas,-Sugar-cane-and-Manioca-Produced-in-a-Small-Eco-Organic-Micro-Farm-in-the-Osa-Peninsula-,-Costa-Rica-2-copy

 

Depending by the main production or agricultural practice that will be the core of a Micro Farm, the choice of the size of the land, the distribution of it, the kind of soil and  the amount of water, the presence of existent trees coverage, the orientation and altitude, the availability of electric grid and easy road access, are all factors that must be analyzed with attention and wisdom.

 

Here is where the knowledge and support of our group of local small farmers with decades of experience with local production of vegetables, fruit, grains and farm animals, is making the difference between a project with some possibilities of success and one with a full success granted.

 

 

Depending by the main production or agricultural practice that will be the core of a Micro Farm, the choice of the size of the land, the distribution of it, the kind of soil and  the amount of water, the presence of existent trees coverage, the orientation and altitude, the availability of electric grid and easy road access, are all factors that must be analyzed with attention and wisdom.

 

Here is where the knowledge and support of our group of local small farmers with decades of experience with local production of vegetables, fruit, grains and farm animals, is making the difference between a project with some possibilities of success and one with a full success granted.

 

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The-Cleanign-of-the-soil-around-an-Organic-Papaya–in–a–Small-Eco-Organic-Micro-Farm-in-the-Osa-Peninsula-,-Costa-Rica-2-copy

 

There are hillside properties that had been dedicated to cattle breeding until few years ago, and now the abandoned pasture lands are covered by a fast re-growing vegetation dominated by small bush and few pioneer tree variety, that would be great for to start some kind of plantation of fruit trees that need some little-medium shadowing for the first step of their life, or just cleared and utilizing the existent vegetation as a base for the humus needed for some vegetable cultivation.

There are lowland properties with a soil deposited there by centuries of river flooding that has an high percentage of sand and organic debris, that is more apt for the production of  several kind of potatoes and Yucca ( Manioca ) that, often, reach record sizes.

 

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Organic-Manioca-(-Yucca-),-harvested–in-a-Small-Eco-Organic-Micro-Farm-in-the-Osa-Peninsula-,-Costa-Rica-2-copy

 

 

Forest lands too, offer interesting opportunities for to start some very specific cultivation of plants that need medium or deep shadow, as some variety of semi-wild coffee, forest fruits, Cocoa, medicinal plants, etc. etc.

 

Cocoa Trees need the shadow of dense and semi-dense forest for to grow and produce their fruits, a great cultivation for an Eco Forest Micro Farm
Cocoa Trees need the shadow of dense and semi-dense forest for to grow and produce their fruits, a great cultivation for an Eco Forest Micro Farm

 

So, the choice of the land that will be a new Micro Farm, is depending by a lot of different factors that, often, are difficult to be analyzed by a person that doesn’t has too much experience with farming, but the good new is that, here, in the Osa Peninsula, there is for sure that land that is perfect, or the closest is possible, for any Micro Eco Farm Project, and our group of experienced small farmers, Bio and Eco specialists, Architects and home builders and  Realtors with 20 years of life in this area, are available for to make real the dream of owning and running with success an  Eco Micro Farm with the goal of obtaining a full food self-sufficiency and, possibly, be able to sell the surplus on the local market.

 

No budget is too small, just contact us and tell us what is your dream, and we will find a solution for to make it real.

Call us at : ++ 506 2 735 56 26 or email us at : info@theosapeninsulaproperties.com

 

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Organic–Malanga,-Pineapplesand-Rambutan-in-the-same-field–in-a-Small-Eco-Organic-Micro-Farm-in-the-Osa-Peninsula-,-Costa-Rica-2-copy

 

 

Your Dream House + 2 acres Microfarm in the best Oceanview Spot of the Osa Peninsula

We have a proposal for people that are looking for an alternative to the traditional ideas of moving out of the too much ” civilized ” world.

Normally the alternatives offered for to start a new life, more in touch with nature and with the possibility of self-sufficiency , are the purchase of a piece of land and start farming it with the personal knowledge and skill and face any kind of risk and defeat,  or join some group of people that are in the same mood, and share land, knowledge and skills, a kind of ” comune”,  a very good system but, often, people that want to run “away from the crazy crowd”, are too much individualistic for to feel comfortable with this solution .

So, what we have to offer you is a combination of Land + House + Knowledge/Training/Help, a special package where the best is assembled for to assure an easy, safe move to a Natural Self-sustainable Life, with the help of good people that made all the experience necessaries to avoid the mistakes that can make difficult the Stairway to Heaven ….

We have this piece of land:

Great Ocean View Property in the Osa Peninsula apt for to build nice, rural residences and Microfarms
Great Ocean View Property in the Osa Peninsula apt for to build nice, rural residences and Microfarms

…do you see the Ocean view we are talking about?….yes, here it is the spot where we are thinking your rural house could fit…..which kind of house?

We are thinking that you would be interested in something like this :

A Top end rural House for a tropical farm for a Microfarming Project in the Osa Peninsula
A Top end rural House for a tropical farm for a Microfarming Project in the Osa Peninsula

….rather than this:

A simple Wood cabin in a tropical Small Farm in the Osa Peninsula
A simple Wood cabin in a tropical Small Farm in the Osa Peninsula

…but we can build for you anything in between of these two possibilities.

The idea is to give you a piece of land , more or less half of one acre, where to build your dream house with a nice tropical garden around, plus one or two acres of land where to start any kind of fruit and vegetable production, set a stable for a couple of horses, chicken, one cow or two goats for milk, maybe a couple of piglets, rabbits and whatever you prefer for to fill your Tropical Micro Farm.

For to give to all these animals and plants the necessary water we have a couple of freshwater springs, in the forest that is part of this project, like this one:

 A natural Freshwater Spring in the Forest of the Osa Peninsula
A natural Freshwater Spring in the Forest of the Osa Peninsula

 

If you are thinking to move to a natural Farm-like lifestyle, but you don’t want, or can’t , renounce to some features of the civilized world, as cell phone, internet connection, air conditioned…well, it is your choice, but you don’t have to worry about this  because, despite we are in a location just at few kilometres from the border of the Corcovado Park, Internet and cell phone are available on the land of this project, and the electric grid is at the gate of the property, so it will be a smooth passage from one World to the Other.

How much do it is costing to make real this dream?

We have to talk about some details before to be able to do exact numbers, but, just for to start talking about it, you can figure out an amount between  100.000 $  and 300.000, depending by the size of the house and the farm lots, the quality of the Ocean View, the kind of the House you want, and the kind of Farming Plan Training/Help you will need.

So, as You see we need to talk….just email us at info@theosapeninsulaproperties.com, and we will find the right solution.

 

 

Farm+House+Fruits&Vegetables= Happiness

More and more people are looking for an alternative to the kind of life they have in the developed countries.

More and more people are looking for a piece of land were to move, build an house, simple but comfortable, start some fruit and vegetable production and became a MICROFARMER.

A tropical farmer is showing a juicy pineapple just harvested in his small organic farm
One of Our Expert Tropical Farmer with a sample of his Production

We imagine that the most of people that are thinking in this jump, are, at the end of the information search and analysis, find that there is a too high percentage  of risk due, more than any other factor, to the lack of experience needed for to have success with fruit and vegetable production.

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The Entrance of one of our lands apt for to became a Small Tropical Farm

And this is not wrong at all. If you have enough time money for to continue play the game of attempt-mistake-learn-correct for a few years, probably, at the end of the learning curve, you can have some satisfactory result, a lot of work done  and, maybe, a lot of fun.

But if , as normally happens in these days, you have a not infinite budget, and the time you have for to start to became self-sufficient for the basic food, is not measurable in term of decades, probably, you would enjoy the help of some expert that has a life span experience in food production using the techniques and resources available in the area where you  found that beautiful piece of paradise.

Oceanview from the Building Spot of a Small Farm in the Osa Peninsula
Oceanview from the Building Spot of a Small Farm in the Osa Peninsula

We have several pieces of beautiful, often unique, land that are apt for to start a SMALL FARM PROJECT, we have the knowledge,  materials and skill for to project and build an house that will fit with your needs and designed for the kind of environment and weather we have here, in the Osa Peninsula, and, thing that make us unique, we have the persons that have the necessary experience for to show you what o do and what don’t do for to have immediately success with your first crop.

Rows of young Pineapples in a Tropical Small Farm of the Osa Peninsula
Rows of young Pineapples in a Tropical Small Farm of the Osa Peninsula

 

 

Rows of Pineapples close to Fruit Production in a Tropical Small Farm in the Osa Peninsula
Rows of Pineapples close to Fruit Production in a Tropical Small Farm in the Osa Peninsula

 

A just forming organic  Pineapple produced in a Small Tropical Farm in the Osa Peninsula
A just forming organic Pineapple produced in a Small Tropical Farm in the Osa Peninsula

What we are offering you is not just the possibility of purchase one gorgeous piece of land, and is not just the opportunity of having built a custom-tailored House plenty of FINE TROPICAL HARDWOOD, but we are offering you a full service that include something that is difficult to evaluate in term of commercial value, we are giving you the sum of all our experiences in REAL ESTATE, TROPICAL BUILDING, and FAMILY SIZED TROPICAL FARMING.

 

The river side of an Osa Peninsula Land, ready for to became a Small Tropical Farm
The river side of an Osa Peninsula Land, ready for to became a Small Tropical Farm

It took us twenty years for to be able to offer you this FULL INCLUSIVE package, twenty years we spent putting together the experience and knowledge necessary for to live comfortably here around, and run a small farm for you and your family.

Let us talk about your dream, and, very, very possibly, we will have a  project for to make it real.

Contact us at : info@theosapeninsulaproperties.com

 

Awalk along the river Side of a Forest - Farm Land in the Osa Peninsula
A walk along the river Side of a Forest – Farm Land in the Osa Peninsula