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Video Tour of Galt's Gulch, Chile and my new pad



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Looks like home to me

You better laminate that map before it turns to dust.

Curious, what does 1 to 5 acres sell for in the outer areas? Like in the hilly areas that need a road cut in or some earthmoving to build on?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Check out the GGC website

They have their prices listed there. It looks like 75-200k is the price range for 1 to 5 acres:

http://galtsgulchchile.com/real-estate/23/residential-lots

And yeah, Ken said it was time for a new map :P

Since when is 75K to 200K a good price for 1-5 acres?

That is just as expensive as here in Southern California. I'm looking at a 57 acre parcel with two wells and a year round stream for 250K! I'll stay here unless I am getting property for under 2K an acre.

beephree

Hmmm

1 US Dollar equals
2.35 Brazilian Real

So basically if I want to purchase 5 acres. No home, just the land? I pay 200,000 USD and those who own the property get over 400,000 Brazilian dollars. Sounds like a good deal.

But I think their prices are quoted in US dollars

!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

I agree, seems rich to me too

Maybe they are negotiable? But keep in mind there is no MIC, DEA, BATF, TSA, no knock raids, etc. to deal with, that's gotta be worth at least an extra 2K an acre!

Can I ask what part of SOCAL you can find land with running water for prices you mentioned?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Dulzura

Just looked at a great property there about 20 minutes outside Dan Diego.

beephree

Thanks!

Keep the flicks coming!!!! I'll send you gas money if you need it :), cheaper than me flying there!

Are there any mining co's in the GG area? or is it mainly ranching/farming? How big is the nearest town?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Its mainly ranching/farming,

Although there is plenty of mining in Chile, especially copper. Apparently one guy bought a specific lot at GGC because he saw rocks that probably contain copper. Ken pointed out some roads on nearby mountains that are there for mining speculators (although he thinks its just as likely a way to launder drug money). Apparently one guy bought a GGC lot specifically because he saw rocks on the lot that he knew would contain copper.

GGC is technically part of a nearby town called Curacavi. Its quite small, and as I mentioned before is a pit stop between the capital and the beach. Have a look and zoom in:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Curacav%C3%AD,+Chile&hl=en&ie...

Can't be more than 1,000 people in that town, maybe 2? I might even be overestimating. GGC is about 17 kilometers north of that town.

If I could find a good source of gem grade chrysocolla

which is found in copper areas, I'd move there and cut and polish stones.

Thanks for the feedback. I hope you do more of these.

Are you personally interested in the GG area, could you do your web work and live there? What is the internet connection like there?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Its in the back of my mind.

I would certainly consider it, but I'm not in a situation where I have the money to buy land and pay for a house to be built on it. If that changes in the next year or two, we'll see. I plan on getting to Paraguay within the next year as well, and then I'll have a better idea of whether or not I want to call Chile home.

I'm glad you asked about internet speeds, I should bring it up in a video. The residential speeds you can get are blazing fast. Like, 60mbps for something like 30-40 bucks a month if I read the website correctly. Want 160mbps? No problem. Sixty bucks or more, if I'm not mistaken.

Also, while I was there Ken mentioned that they plan on running fiber optic cable to the residences in Glat's Gulch, but that will be a couple years from now (As will completed houses for the most part, I would guess).

Thanks

You could build a tiny house to start! :)

Curious, is this a HOA type set up? Can you build whatever you want? Can you live in a wall tent while you build out??? OR would that be too radical?

Curious to know also if there is a highway over the Andes into Argentina, or is it cheaper and easier to fly?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

It sounded like you could build

Pretty much anything you want that doesn't damage or pollute you neighbor's property. If you buy land there, I don't think they would have any problem with you living in a tent on your own property while building your house.

I haven't been to Argentina, but several people have mentioned doing visa runs using a bus, so there would have to be highways.

And what about earthquakes

doesn't all of Chile get them?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

They sure do

There was a really bad one in 2010, death count was over 100. Just last week there were actually a couple of fairly strong tremors.

Looks a lot like New Mexico to me.

Even the signs look American. Does it feel like the SouthWest?
Do they irrigate the lemons?

Yes on all counts

He talked extensively about the irrigation work they've done. We even drove by some areas that didn't have water being pumped in yet and it was obvious. The climate is very southwest/southern california like. In a previous video I mentioned that Santiago, the capital reminds me a lot of the San Fernando Valley area in LA.

Are there a lot of N. Americans

in that area? There was mention of yurts, domes, earthships- things that are popular in the SW.

GGC is just north of a small Chilean town.

Its like a small highway town that makes for a great pit stop between the capital and valparaiso, the main touristy/beach town. So no, there aren't that many north americans actually living at GGC (there are no residences yet) other than a couple of GGC staff, and only one of their staff lives in the actual town right now as far as I know.

If you're talking about Santiago, the capital, there are some north americans for sure, but not enough that I would run into any during day to day life.

When he's talking about some of the structures that will be built, these are homes that people who have bought property from GGC are going to build, so they would be mostly north americans, but they won't be moving down until their homes are built.