El Duraznito

For you Gringos, that’s “The Little Peach”. It’s the name of what is being called a little farm. At a little over 2000 square meters I would call it a house on a decent-sized lot but whatever. I bought it.

I am going to tell you a bit about it and I am sure an adventure will follow as I add things, change things, …

First, where is it? Try https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cerro+Alux/@14.6023579,-90.6439031,309m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x85890af96722a8f9:0x322d70799d5200e8!8m2!3d14.6166667!4d-90.6333333 as a starting point. In this map you will see “Asociación Plantando Semillas”. They are my neighbor. I haven’t been there yet but it says they are a school, not an association planting seeds. We are in the Cerro Alux forest reserve (pronounced AH-loosh).

For me, here are some things that make this a great location:

  • It is very peaceful
  • It is just a bit over half a kilometer off the Pan American highway (West coast usanos will think of this as I-5.) What that means is regular buses to everywhere.
  • It is about 3km from San Lucas Sacatepequez, a peaceful town of about 25,000 but with big stores and such because of the Pan American highway.
  • It is only about 30 minutes from Guatemala City by car or bus.
  • It is a bit cooler than Guatemala City.

What’s on the property:

  • An old brick 2-bedroom house
  • A caretaker’s house, storage building, sorta a garage
  • Avocado, fig, lemon and other food trees

That should do for starters. I need to go there with a measuring tape, some test equipment and a note pad and decide what to do with the house, what to fix, what to add and so on. Yeah, another adventure.