Saturday, August 16, 2014

Entre Lagos Chile: Land for Sale

Here is some more land that we looked at near Entre Lagos. The videos are a little raw because we were going it 4x4 the whole time. It is a total of 4 videos with one of them showing a little of the entry to the town Entre Lagos and the lake. Please comment, rate and subscribe!

to the northeast of the 180 degree view

The entrance to this nice little tourist town
It is the first stop on the road over the mountains from Argentina

a church

The town square

a view over the pasture towards the barn and the the river at the treeline behind it
notice the short shrubby bamboo and the humps are the roots

This river flows out of Lago Puyehue towards the ocean

Driving into the land

Walking the Land

More Walking the land and River views
Leaving the land and going into Entre Lagos at the Lake

Down Side first: 
1. The entry will cost some money to upgrade with grading and gravel. This will not be cheap in the $1K to $3K range.
2. The Barn has been vandalized has started to rot and needs a lot of work.
3. The property does not have water or power and power would cost around $2K
4. About 1/2 the land is unusable in its current state because it has become over grown with this short bamboo and will need to be tilled under and plowed several times (read more money here $$$).
5. The access to the river where the slope is most gentle was purchased by someone else (around 2 acres) and they will have permanent access across the land to get to theirs. Which divides the property. We did not expect to have neighbors so close.
6. The seller thought that the adjoining owner would sell some more property, but  the farmer did not think he could for at least 5 years.
7. We are still waiting to see if our provider can get us internet at the land. THIS IS A BIG DEAL and a Deal Breaker if we can not get good internet to the land.

Lets leave on the positive side eh?

What was nice:
1. There were excellent views that could be had with some tree trimming which is normal.
2. The Land has around 600 feet on a very nice river which we could bulldoze a path down to eventually and put a small hydro plant on with out the need for permits etc.
3. There were two nice spots for a house and possibly two more with lesser views.
4. The access was one mile which meant that it was a good security measure. Any thief would have to drive a mile across the farmers property, and go through two gates, to get to this land.

Based on all these factors and comparing to other property we have seen the price is on the high side, with the access and the work needed on the land as big problems! As we were driving down to the land we were in 4x4 for about 1/2 the way. I was picturing trying to get our container down there with the side load truck. So before we can even try to set up shop and home we will need to spend thousands of dollars on the access which is actually on someone else's land. All these things are being considered.


  1. This is beautiful!! Jim and I are looking for land with/without a house!! I think this is beautiful, maybe we should look out your way!! :)

    We have out grown Bethune!!

  2. Lori and Jim Come on down. We now have 3 additional families that are headed this way. Sorry we had to hang up on the phone so quick, but the baby Lamb is beautiful. We were not expecting a lamb for another 4 weeks or so.
    Serious if you and Jim want to come this way please drop me an email. Trust me that there are a lot more people who have already started heading this way. It is in no way perfect here but more perfect than the less perfect that is there.