Fruit Haven 9
Fruit Haven 9 (FH9) is a 29.2 hectare farmland, next to Fruit Haven 8 and Fruit Haven 7, on top of the mountain ridge past Fruit Haven 3. It is ideal for people who prefer remoteness and don’t mind a 20-30 minute ATV drive on Fruit Haven Road to arrive at the property. We plan to install internet, running water, and solar power in the community area. We will extend the Fruit Haven private road to reach this property. There are large streams running along the north and south boundary, with waterfalls and good bathing spots.
To live at this property it would be best to have a personal vehicle like a quad. We can easily find 200-250cc quad ATVs for Fruit Haven owners. Used they can cost around $1500-$2500 depending on brand, condition, and accessories. We can also source used pickups, jeeps, and 4×4 ATVs/UTVs. Keep in mind that it will be at least 2 years before our private Fruit Haven road can be connected out to a main road so once we bring these vehicles here they are for internal farm use only.
Elevation and Climate
The elevation is 1000-1100m elevation on average. We are 3 degrees from the equator. This results in annual average daytime temps of around 24-28 and nighttime of 16-20. Tropical fruits that will grow well here: Jackfruit, mangosteen, banana, papaya, white sapote, mysore raspberry, citrus, durio graveolens and zibethinus hybrid, mangifera odorata and mangifera caesia, lychee, and many others.
The elevation on Fruit Haven 9 is just a bit too high for durio zibethinus / other lowland durians, and marang, for example. People who want to grow these fruits may wish to check out Fruit Haven 4 at 760-850m elevation.
Lot Sales Coming Soon!
Sometime in December we will be announcing the first lots for sale on Fruit Haven 9. Stay tuned to this page.
Click on the image to preview the lot map. The lots highlighted green will be sold first. All lots are 0.5 hectares (1.24 acres). Want more land? No problem! Purchase two or more adjacent lots to get as much land as you want.
Share costs will be announced soon when the first lots are listed for sale.
Property Development Budget
The planned property development budget will be posted soon. It will be included in the share cost when you purchase a lot.
FH9 Lots 37-41
Lots 37, 38, 39, 40, and 41 of Fruit Haven will be the first block of lots for sale, at a steep discount to encourage initial development. Stay tuned to this page for details.
Cost: TO BE ANNOUNCED, plus closing costs. This lot is being sold jointly by the FH9 seed investors.
See photos here: Coming soon.
Lots 37-41 are located adjacent to the planned FH9 community area (not developed yet.)
The planned access to these lots is via a dirt road from the walking bridge in Chuchumbleza. You can drive up through FH2 or FH4 on the Fruit Haven private road, through FH3 and FH7, finally arriving at FH9. Expect this to be a 25 minute drive on an ATV, motorcycle, jeep, etc.
The CURRENT access (until we sell enough lots to afford the road extension) is a 15 minute drive from the bridge up to 400 meters past the Fruit Haven 3 community area. Then, it is a 20-30 minute walk to arrive at these FH9 lots.
Lots 37-41 can be hooked up to the FH9 community water system, once it is constructed. Rights to hook up to the system are free, but actual hookup (a line connected to the FH4 main waterline) will be the responsibility of the lot owner.
A 1/2″ HDPE line can provide enough pressurized water for shower, hose, sinks, etc. You can hookup a larger volume waterline for additional cost.
As of December 2021, the FH9 water system has not been installed yet. We plan to install the water system once the access road is completed.
We recommend installing solar electric (with optional backup generator) in off-grid homesteads at Fruit Haven.
This property is very far from the grid, so installing a powerline would be prohibitively expensive.
You can install internet via broadband antenna on these lots for $150. The typical monthly plan is 6MBPS up/down for $30/month. Higher speeds are available. Shared connections are an option.
Within 1-2 years we hope to install fiberoptic internet available to all Fruit Haven lots.
More details on the topography of these lots will be available soon.
You must allow a water hose to cross your lot for the FH9 community water system. You can choose to bury it if it is not already buried.
Closing costs – to be announced soon.