Low Cost Ecuador Expat Living – Pivotal Week – Day 5

by | Jul 29, 2011 | Archives

Low cost living for expats in Ecuador has boomed over the past several years.

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House for sale between Otavalo and Cotacachi.

This trend will grow.   US and Western European economies are both being forced to face up to debt, aging populations and huge unfunded future obligations in pensions, medical care and who knows what, amid a disintegrating, global social cohesion evidenced by terrorism… revolution and internal strife.  

Huge losses will occur as the dollar and euro lose purchasing power.

One way to protect against these losses is by seeking a lower cost lifestyle in countries such as Ecuador.

Here is a paid advertisement for a designer house for sale between Otavalo and Cotacachi Ecuador.

When you come on to the .3 acre (1206 sq mtr or 12,000 sq ft ) site, your breath is first taken away by the grand presentation of Imbabura Mountain that rises in front of you.

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View of Imbaburra Mountain from front of house and one acre lot next door to Otavalo – Cotacachi house for sale.  The adjacent one acre field seen in the above photo is also for sale for someone desiring to do more agriculture.

The ornamentals and fruit tree plantings and the organic vegetable garden add to this great feeling of a wonderful space.

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View of vegetable garden and front of house.

The 1750 square feet (163 square meters) house was recently completed by a professional designer who used best materials and practices throughout.

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View from side of house with patio and palapa.

The many large windows don’t need security bars since they are made with 8mm thick laminated glass.  The world class kitchen has full-access cabinetry, granite countertops, large propane refrigerator, and commercial style range and ventilation.

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Custom kitchen with European cabinetry, Fisher Pickle stove, Propane refrigerator, granite counters, wine rack

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View of dining area

The great room and both bedrooms and closet have Marfil wood parquet floors.

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Living Room

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A Rinnai on-demand water heater provides hot water to German made Grohe faucets. Bath floors and walls are covered with green slate and light limestone.otavalo-cotacachi house

Slate tile bathroom with tub and shower and custom cabinetry.  The walk-in closet has a stacked horizontal axis washer and dryer.

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Atrium center of house with fountain and wall mosaic. A central atrium that is covered with transparent roofing amd provides passive solar heating to the whole house. This atrium is a great indoor plant area and has a beautiful mosaic tile design on its four walls and a corner river rock fountain.


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Master Bedroom. The Master bedroom has an attractive and functional corner fireplace.

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View of second bedroom

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Hosteria property next door.  This hosteria can provide overnight accommodations for even more guests.

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House with view of 20 foot diameter detached yurt structure,  The 21 foot diameter yurt with seagrass carpet can provide additional guest sleeping space or ceremonial or conference space.

This unique property needs to be seen and experienced to be truly appreciated.

Price $169,000

More About This Otavalo House for Sale


Single Family Homes

Otavalo Ecuador
For Sale By: Owner
Construction Year: 2010

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 5

Stories:  1

Parking Spaces: 2

Features – Amenities

* Appliances

* Laundry Room

* Studio Room

* Patio

* Beautiful Furnishings And Artwork Available And Negotiable With Owner

* Conveniently Located On Lovely Mesa Between Otavalo And Cotacachi

* Stunning 360 degree Mountain And Valley Views

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View from rear of house of Mt. Cotacachi.

* New External Yurt Structure For Studio Or Guest Use

* Custom European Kitchen With Imported Appliances Including Renai On Demand Water Heater

* Custom Wood Floors

* Full Alarm System, Shatter Proof Windows And Nightime Security

* Internet And Tv Cable Available

* Outside, a bamboo covered 20 foot shipping container provides for additional storage.

Contact  Lou Montgomery email kaliworks@earthlink.net

US Phones: 707 829 2608  or 707 477 9434

Contact for setting up a showing in Ecuador: Kerry Klages,  kerryklages@gmail.com  

Phone from the US 011 593 80 160 498

Learn how to Earn in Otavalo and Cotacachi on an Ecuador Export Tour


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Manabi Ecuador farm house.  Prices range from $800 to $1,500 an acre for valuable farm land.