Interesting Land Swap

by | Jun 4, 2012 | Archives

See below an interesting income producing land swap for someone who has land but wants overseas income property.


Or see a Cuenca Ecuador hostel business for sale at

The land swap opportunity comes from our friend, Ted Tidwell, who makes Bio Wash and Purely Green. He sent this note:

Many citizens are considering off-shore retirement destinations or, income producing property to protect against the declining value of their U.S. currency.

If you own vacant land, you may consider exchanging it for a high rental income resort villa on a tropical island.  (An exchange for dollars is also acceptable.)

The resort is is internationally famous Parrot Tree Plantation located on English-speaking Roatan island. Roatan is located off the northern coast of Honduras.

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The villa photo from the boat slip. It’s the 2nd floor on the left.

For an appreciation of Parrot Tree’s beauty and desirability, please Google “Roatan Parrot Tree Plantation.”

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 Social area at coffee shop.

Full-time Parrot Tree resident “Carol” provides 24/7 on-site property management.

Carol advises that the rentals are in high demand and that Marina Front villas rent for $285.00 nightly during the low season and $350.00 per night during the high season.

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View from the front balcony.

This is a Marina Front Villa which I’ll exchange for vacant land.

This spacious residential villa is former home of Miss Honduras in Prestigious Parrot Tree Plantation, Roatan island, Honduars.

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Great room.

This is a 2,000+  square foot, two bedroom, two bath villa with future 65 foot boat slip surrounded by homes that average $538,0000 without boat slips.

It is for sale at $275,000 including a prepaid (but not built) boat slip valued at $75,000.

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Dining area.

Community monthly management and security fees are $342 a month but are prepaid for 2012.

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Swimming lagoon and beach area.

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Resident couple. (An ex-pat found his beautiful soulmate.)

I sold this condo but had to foreclose and due to my business schedule I cannot occupy it now.

Per prevailing custom, title is held in a corporation. Owning the property is as simple as purchasing the corporation, which includes all the corporate assets and avoids real estate transfer tax.

For more details, call me at 239-283-1222. (office)

Ted Tidwell

There are five great ways to find good value investments in these times of change.

#1: Move to a lifestyle of lower cost living such as Ecuador or Smalltown USA.

#2: Invest in high value and emerging equities.

#3: Invest in high value real estate.

#4: Invest in precious metals and commodities.

#5: Invest in your own micro business.  Earn more than the loss of your money’s purchasing power.