Photos of Home

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Plantain Tree with a new bunch of plantain bananas.
Close up of the plantains
Plaintains at dusk
Hungry, Happy Hummers!


Orchids growing in a giant mango tree!
We had four hummingbirds’s nests in our trees last year! We’re hoping for more this year!
The river is just down the road for swimming!
Tiled Bathroom
Front Porch
Shelf above entry door to house
Living room
View of traditional Ecuadorian ceiling
Guest Bedroom
Door to the front porch from the guest room
Guest bedroom showing French doors to the garden
Large kitchen cabinet
Upper cabinets were the original shutters from the house. Kitchen counters are stained concrete.
Dual lighting over the large counter. Also lighting over the center of the kitchen.
Master Bedroom with windows looking out into the main garden
Custom made pine armoire with lots of storage!
Built in mirror, in the armoire, made from an old Balinese window. The area is also lighted.
View of the area behind the house. Lots of newly planted fruit trees
Plants in the garden: Vinca, lemongrass, aloe vera, and Ecuadorian tobacco.
Giant philodendron growing up the side of a giant mango tree. The mango tree is actually taller than the house!
Our dog, Pink Girl, photo bombing the garden shots! The plants visible here are anthurium, lily, ice plant, with a poinsettia tree and plantain tree in the background.
In the background is the newly built covered sitting area with vines just starting to grow up the sides. Plants in front include geraniums and sedum. Most plants that are found in North America grow much larger in Ecuador because the growing season is year round!
The rock wall that encases the garden covered with flowing ice plant!
Orchids growing in the mango tree!
Another photo of the newly covered seating area with vines that will soon grow and provide shade.
Calla lilies, papyrus, geraniums, dracaena, and our Shitzu mix, Poppy, photo bombing in the lower right corner!!
This poinsettia is so heavily flowered that we had to tie the branches up@ The other poinsettia tree has grown to over 7 feet tall!
A view of the master bedroom windows from the garden. The slats on the mango tree are where orchids have been planted.
A huge plantain tree with coleus and lilies.
Fresh lemongrass!
Steps up to the garden
The “bodega” with two storage rooms plumbed and wired to be enclosed as a guest house.
The walled driveway surrounded by another garden!
Welcome to Our Home!



Charming Adobe For Sale, 10 Minutes Outside of Vilcabamba, Ecuador

This beautifully remodeled original adobe home is located a 10 minute drive from the town of Vilcabamba and has 2 bedrooms, one bath, a lovely living room, a open kitchen, and a large porch where you can sit and watch the many birds and butterflies that live their lives freely outside of town. Many of the window beams are the house’s original beams, and the several of the kitchen cabinets were made from the original window shutters.

The home is situated on one of two lots, with the entire property being 650m/ 6996.54sq feet. There is a very large and beautiful flower and herb garden on the second lot. Birds most often seen in the garden are hummingbirds, margaritas, langaches, doves and an array of finches. Fruit trees are located in many areas of the property. These trees include bananas, sweet lime, lime, papaya, mango, guanabana, guayaba, sweet orange, and sour orange. There are also many matico trees that are a medicinal tree used for centuries for the natural healing for skin abrasions. Additionally, there is a front garden with many trees and flowers, including perennial zinnias, daisies, sweetheart roses, dracaena, and birds of paradise, as well as thimbleberry bushes, banana trees and plumbago. The front garden borders the looped road in front of the home. The home is in an ideal location as it bordered by a bluff to the rear, another side by an alley, fronted by a vacant lot and has only one neighbor on the remaining side. The entire area is surrounded by a living fence that allows for complete privacy. Finally, the driveway is surrounded on two sides by rocked flower beds that include lilies, wandering jasmine, ferns, honeysuckle, caladiums and moss rose.

Additionally, there is also a large bodega on the property with two separate storage rooms that have been wired and plumbed for a kitchen and a bathroom. The bodega can be used for storage, a covered clothesline area or could be enclosed as a guest casita. There is also a separate laundry room connected to the house.

All floors, with the exception of the bathroom, are made from a neutral-colored stained concrete as are the kitchen counters making cleaning a breeze. The bathroom floors are made from locally manufactured “barro” as the focus on the home was to remodel it within a structure of Ecuadorian handmade products.

The master bedroom has a very large, custom-made armoire with two closets, three drawers, a mirror made from a Balinese window, and an upper storage cabinet. The bedroom has views of both the rear garden and the main garden.

The guest room has two entrances, one that opens onto the porch and another French door that opens into the garden.

There is a large cistern that supplies water to the on-demand hot water heater for the bathroom, kitchen and laundry area. An added extra for this home is that the water for the home comes directly from the high Andes, and it is pure and contains no additives. The air is free from pollution, and the grounds are organic.

Not included in the sale are the appliances, furniture, and garden area accessories (including statuary and some seating.) The trellis area seating is included.

Price: $112,000

Should you like any additional information, please feel free to contact me at:

susanefitch@gmail.com or call me on my US Skype number 512-487-7275 (no charge to you). Additionally, my Ecuadorian numbers are: Cell: 593-096-711-4936 and my landline  is 593-07-310-5041 (country code is only necessary if calling outside of Ecuador).

Thanks, and be well, be peace.