Your Vilcabamba Eco Dream House

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Enjoy this million dollar view in your own Vilcabamba, Ecuador dream house.   See three Vilcabamba homes with million dollar views BUT at really affordable prices.

Home #1: Vilcabamba House

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This can be the view from your own mountain view home from Vilcabamba House.  Click on image to enlarge and see the French doors that open onto a large deck of exotic hardwood.

Own your own Ecuadorian hilltop paradise Eco-retreat situated on five + acres with stunning panoramic views of the Andes and the charming village of Vilcabamba, nestled in what’s known as the Valley of Longevity.   I believe this is one of the best views of the valley and even the locals call my land “Mirador” (viewpoint).  See why here.

Vilcabamba House, accessed through its own private road, sits on 5 + acres and with perfect spaces for greenhouse, gardens or even another house.

The views are one of a kind.  No details were spared in this 1,350 square foot home.  Only the finest products available in Ecuador have been used.  All lighting fixtures are designer imports.  The steel framed, three pane windows are custom made and protected with two coats of  car paint and three coats of sealer.

Inside mixtures of brick, wood,and stone created unique charm.  Stairs are made of rock and wood, custom kitchen cabinets of special tropical woods.  The exposed wood ceilings are very high with a lofty feel.

The property is filled with fruit trees grown on swales using permaculture techniques.  We have cherries, nectarines, walnuts, blood oranges, tangerines, bananas, pomegranate, figs, cherries, moringa, granadia, and much, much more.  We have also planted 150 cedar trees in a reforestation program.

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Vilcabamba’s hardwood deck.   Numerous skylights highlight the interior’s mixture of brick, rock and wood.

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There are custom built cabinets throughout this home.

The design is highly functional, glass as thick as car windows, many closets and  drawers for storage all accented by natural light from numerous skylights.

All wood used on this home is exotic high end wood including teak, yum binge, cedro, guayucam, tangare.

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All the tiles are hand poured using an old Spanish technique forgotten by most.

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No one else will have this workmanship and fine details.

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The living room has custom cathedral ceilings and 3 sets of French doors.  All the light fixtures are imports and there’s great custom outdoor lighting, too.  If you like loft-like living this house is great because of the high ceilings and tons of windows and skylights.

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This home is two stories and has a good size floor plan at 1,350 square feet (2 bedrooms, 1 bath).

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The living room is below with the kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom above.  All brand new!!!

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Large gourmet kitchen with marble counters and…

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beautiful custom gothic wood cabinets.

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A round stone arch separates the kitchen from the bedrooms and bathroom.

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View from Vilcabamba House.

The house has its own spring.  The gardens are well formed with many fruit trees.  French drains and gutters to navigate all water away from the house and insure a mold free environment.

You can own this dream home with gardens and million dollar views for only $145,000.

House #2, lofty and private Mirador House.  Also $145,000 including 5+ acres.

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Views are…

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The kitchen, dining room, and living room are all part of an open great room.

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Again, this home has custom designed tiles.

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The stairs have custom drawers and are made of a combination of rock and wood which is…

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very unique and cool looking.

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The huge panoramic kitchen window is awesome!!

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The kitchen counters are made of red quartz crystal.

You can see the whole Vilcabamba valley while cooking.

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The ceilings are very loft-like, 35′ high with exposed beautiful exotic wood.  All the interior doors are made from custom exotic wood.  This house has lots of skylights for great natural light.  There are six French doors in this 1,350 square foot house that are all 13′ high.  Four of the French doors open up to the outside and you feel like you’re living outdoors.  All the doors and windows are made of custom metal.

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We painted all the doors with Mercedes car paint and finished off with two clear coats.  The exotic wood deck wraps around the entire house.  The bathroom has a nice modern tub and oversized shower head.  The tub is enclosed in recycled teak wood.  This house has great storage everywhere such as a large 30′ built-in cabinet in the hallway and large cabinets in the bed rooms.  All bedrooms have exposed wood ceilings.

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Mirador House has two springs and a separate washer – dryer building.

Mirador House $145,000.

House #3 Dragonfly House:  2,200 square feet, very spacious and unique, sits on an Inca ruin.  $210,000

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The front of the house on two sides is all windows and decking with windows that open accordion style to the  most dramatic mountain views of Andes.

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This house is mostly glass and very modern in design!!!

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It is very private because it’s tucked away in some large mature trees.

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There is custom woodwork throughout the house…everything in this home was tastefully done.

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The gourmet kitchen has a center island and is very spacious with lots of modern wood cabinets.  The counter tops are imported marble from Spain.

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The bedrooms are huge at 500 square feet with 22 foot high wood cabinets and very high ceilings. The wood doors to the rooms are narrow and tall made from two different exotic woods.  This house has beautiful wood base moldings.  There is a beautiful 22′ cabinet in the living room–no shortage of storage here!!

The window in the master bedroom is 15′x15′ with a stunning mountain view.  Because this is the last property on the ridge, the views will always be private.  It’s like living in a painting.  The entry way is a solid wood wall and the front door is a combo of wood and metal.

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The bathroom is very cool and spacious.  Two center slabs of exotic wood make up the bathroom counter with a nice size custom drawer in the center.  The bath tub is a purple Jacuzzi tub and the sink is Harley Davidson orange.

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All the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen have custom tiles.  The bright wall colors are very fun.  The floors in the living and dining room are tastefully designed with aggregate rock and wood.  It’s so modern and different and it works really well.

In addition this house has a spring and there is a small house with washer and dryer hook-ups that have lots of room for extra storage.

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This house was built of recycled glass and has a covered deck with a large gas BBQ.   Everything in this project has had a lot of attention to detail.  I believe you won’t find a better deal out there in Vilcabamba.  I love this property and I guarantee you will, too.

This property is very private yet you can walk to town in 25 minutes.

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This property has a private road entrance and it has over 3,000 reused tires for stairs, retaining walls and benches.

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All the entrances have bamboo trellises.  I have planted over 500 plants around the houses.

Each home has a biodigester that converts waste to gas for appliances. 

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Each of these properties neighbor one another but are each private and secluded property for someone who wants to live the dream!!!

For more information and access to more photos contact William Steger at

We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence. Always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent, become familiar with Ecuador before you buy.

Ecuador Export Tours

Ecuador Export Business Idea

Live anywhere – Earn in Ecuador with an export business in Ecuador.

Create an Ecuador exports business with Roberto Ribadeneira’s Ecuador Export Tour.   Merri and I have worked with Roberto for nearly twenty years exporting many products.

You can arrange an individual tour designed especially for you.

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Lake Quicocha near Cotacachi.

Visiting another country is great, but it is even better if you can do business while traveling!

Come to Ecuador and learn all about exports to the USA, Canada and Europe while visiting amazing places and earning money.

* You may be able to deduct part or all of this trip from your taxes.

* You can buy products to sell back home.

* You can learn about exporting from Ecuador to anywhere.

* You can even bring ideas to manufacture in Ecuador with great quality and competitive prices.

Coming to Ecuador not only won’t cost money but will make money for you.

Here is a note from Roberto Ribadeneira:

Let me share all the knowledge, contacts and products I have accumulated over decades of exporting.  Make your trip to Ecuador the beginning of a great business opportunity.

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Otavalo Market.  Learn about Tagua…a vegetable, sustainable, renewable ivory.

Let’s see some numbers.

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Tagua bracelet. Cost in Ecuador is $2.50 it is sold in the USA for at least $12.

Tagua necklace. Cost in Ecuador is $3, it is sold in the USA for at least $15.

Metal Bracelet. Cost in Ecuador is $1, it is sold in the USA for at least $10.

Shawl. Cost in Ecuador is $2.50, it is sold in the USA for at least $11.

Scarf.  Cost in Ecuador is $3.00 it is sold in the USA for at least $12.00.

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Alpaca Scarves.

These are just few examples of products that are inexpensive and have huge margins.  But there is also another plus; you can request specific improvements on those products.

But let’s go over some numbers and specific ideas.

1-    You want to sell a tagua bracelet to a University in Colorado, but everyone can do that, what they can’t do is sell a tagua bracelet with the University’s color. We can dye the tagua bracelet to match the University’s color, same goes for any other tagua designs and even for shawls and other textiles. If you make just $9 on each tagua bracelet and you sell 100 units, you are making $900 on 1 order.  And this is just 1 product, and this is just 1 University.  You can apply this idea to any education center in the USA.

2-    You see designs of leather products that you think could be made better, or different.  There is a niche market where you can sell them.  The manufacturers in Ecuador can make any design, on any color with major improvements over the original idea.  You can even request to put a logo and special details on the products.  We have a major company in the USA that wants our leather iPhone 6 cases, but they want them with their branding and specifications that other cases don’t have.  So we are making the leather cases exactly as they want them.  Margins on leather products are around 60% retail and 20% wholesale. Orders for medium size companies come in the hundreds, so you can make good money selling leather. Customers and myself have made thousands of dollars selling these products.

3-    Selling Roses to final customers is another amazing way of making money.  What I am doing right now is reaching to people that want to raise funds for specific projects and teaching them how to use roses for that.  On one specific program we are donating $20 to $40 on each box sold to a Water Project in Ecuador.  The response has been unbelievable, people enjoy the beauty of Roses from Ecuador but also contribute to a good cause at the same time.  Since there is no limit on quantity of flowers that you can sell, there is no limit on the number of people that you can involve in this idea.

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Rose Farm Processing Facility.

4-    Selling wholesale. This is the main goal for the July course that I want you to take here in Ecuador.  If you find a store, a chain, a website or any other vendor that sells unique and cool products, you are in for a great business opportunity. Their orders are in the hundreds and even thousands of units.  Margins are lower, but since you are selling more, that compensates.  The nice thing about this part of the business is that these big companies are looking for different products, so if they buy 1 from you, there is a big chance that they will buy many, many others.  Remember that our manufacturers can make the products with the customer’s specifications, so there is no restriction on design that your buyer may want.

As you can see there are many ways in which you can make money while visiting Ecuador.  That is why I have designed an Ecuador Export Course that can be especially customized for you.

We work 3 full days together learning and searching for products that you could buy.  You and I will go over ideas, product designs, web design, shopping carts, SEO and other details on how to get as many customers as you can.

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Leather Duffel Bags.

The course includes taking you to the manufacturers, sellers and export companies so you will have all the contact information that you need to move forward on your business.  There are dozens of manufacturers that make every type of product that you can imagine.  Most of them already work with big importers all over the world and have proved that the quality of their products is amazing.

If you would like to sell retail, I will also show you how to design a website, create products, a shopping cart, how to set up the system to charge your customers online and the basics of promoting it.

There are plenty of places to visit and ideas to explore. Among the places that you will visit while on the Export Tour are:
–    Quito
–    Otavalo
–    Peguche
–    Ibarra
–    Cotacachi
–    San Antonio de Pichincha

This is not just another course, this is THE COURSE. I don’t just teach you how to Import Products to the USA, I also work on the import-export business myself, which means that I have the experience and knowledge to give you ideas and solutions.


Jewelry is one of many Ecuador exports.

Ecuador has evolved as an export center and I have expanded my export service to create custom export tours that fit your schedule and particular desires.

I arrange for you to meet the artists, designers, creators, craftsmen, wholesalers of products that suit your business ideals and arrange visits of workshops, homes and markets.

You can learn about exports as diverse as jewelry or wood products.

Ecuador has great art exports.


There are wonderful handmade crafts like the chess set below.


This tour goes to the high Andes.

You’ll see products from Zuleta where they create handmade “green” cotton-one-of-a-kind tableware, shirts, specialty items.

Here you see them in hand sewn embroidery from the village of Zuleta. In this Andean community near us hand embroidery has been an important form of artistic expression and adornment for centuries. Andean cultures have long boasted superior textiles, far surpassing those of Europe. The weavers of the Andes could produce material with as many as five hundred two-ply woolen wefts per inch compared to one hundred in Europe.

The women of Zuleta are renowned for unique hand embroidered designs and colors. Their styles are so unique they have become a form of cultural identification.

Flowers are popular in Otavalan sweaters as well.  Plus the ladies of Intag make flowers from plant fiber.

My main exports are flowers, but we send many products and have the Ecuadorshop Logistics Service to help you become an exporter.


Roberto speaking at a seminar about how he can shop, ship and charge for Ecuador export businesses.

Here is a Ecuador export business I arranged for a tour delegate who sold to the Texas Rangers.

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Texas Ranger badge.

Almost everyone has heard of the Texas Rangers.  They are the oldest law enforcement body on the North American Continent and have helped bring in many famous criminals like John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde.

We were really tickled to hear from a delegate of the Ecuador Export tours that he had sold hundreds of embossed Ecuador leather backpacks to the Texas Rangers and that was just the first order.

Here are some of the services we offer to help you export from Ecuador to the USA.

#1:    A US company.

#2:   A continuous bond, which has to be purchased each year to be eligible to register to import with the US Customs.

#3:   A broker who has a power of attorney authorizing them to handle your imports.

#4:   A US bank account to pay US customs department when taxes and duties are due.

Plus if you are selling direct to customers and accepting credit cards, you need:

#1:   A verifiable credit history and Social Security number.

#2:  A gateway company to process the charges.

#3:   A credit card merchant account.

#4: A certified, secure  shopping cart.

#5:  An annual PCI compliance review and certification

#6:  An EIN number provided by the IRS

#7:  A sales number issued by the state of Florida.

#8: A Physical US address (PO box not allowed).

#9:  Monthly accounting system.

#10: IRS annual sales report.

We can help you organize all these steps.

Our Ecuadorshop Logistics Service provides all these services for exporters.

There are two more very special benefits.

First, our logistics service can pay manufactures in Ecuador.

Second, our service can monitor production and quality and assure timely delivery.

Many people try to export and find really great products that they sell really well.   However once they return to the US they can’t restock unless they return to Ecuador.  If they do reorder but are not present for delivery, they are at the mercy of the manufacturer… which creates a huge quality control problem.  These importers get whatever suppliers here send them.

Many don’t even try to reorder.  They don’t know how.  They don’t want to wire  money without seeing the product and being are of delivery.

Many others just have no idea or find that the income is not worth the time, effort and cost of all the red tape.

The good news is that I do not get in-between the importer and buyer either.  I set a price for my service and the importer knows his product cost.

Our service is provided for a set fee so the importer knows all costs and can price his product accordingly.

This is a great service that provides every detail for importing products into the USA.   We have used this logistics service ourselves for years.  One big benefit is that the service can send each product direct to the buyer in the USA.  We sell Ecuador roses… charge the customer and deliver the order to our logistics service.   Everything else is handled by the service.   The  tracking notice and the roses are delivered direct to the buyer.  The logistics service then charges our credit card and pays the supplier… so no money has to be wired to Ecuador.

The Ecuadorshop Logistics service makes large and medium scale Ecuador exporting possible.   Exporting can be fun and fulfilling as well as profitable.  Improved technology continually makes having your own global micro business easier if you have support.

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Wood Carver in San Antonio de Ibarra.

Come to Ecuador and make extra income while learning about global trade and expanding your possibilities.

Ecuador has amazing products that are unique and very affordable.  This makes them more attractive and more lucrative.  Additional to this you don’t need to make thousands of items to get a good deal. In Ecuador most products are hand made, which means that specifications and quantities match what the customer needs.

Have a great experience in Ecuador while doing business. You will learn about Ecuador, the products and the people.

In addition to help the success of your export business Gary & Merri Scott are giving each course attendee their online course “Tangled Web How to Have an Internet Business”.   This is a $299 online course that I asked the Scotts to provide to you free.

This course focuses on how to use modern technology to start and run or improve a global micro businesses… that can create valuable extra income with minimal investments of time and capital.

You learn how to start small and build with stepping stones and a harmonious focus… how to build a successful at home business via the internet using several profit generating phrases at Google.

You gain the secrets of how you can use words to create your own global income… whether you travel or stay at home.

The course shares how to create a website and utilizes the first four of “Seven Ps”  (Person, Problem and Promise, Product) to zero in on key word phrases.  Then you learn how to use the Fifth P Promise to develop new customers. The Sixth P is the Prospecting Path and Seventh P is the Presentation to create income.

You can gain all the facts on how to use the seven Ps to create internet sales.  The internet can support your Ecuador Export business.

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New Super Highway Quito Airport to Cotacachi.

Food, accommodations and travel to and from Quito Ecuador are not included.  Travel on the tour is included.

This is a three day customized tour.  We fine tune the schedule depending on what you would like to see more as you may have more interest in certain products.  We make adjustments based on your business needs so the tour will be most beneficial to you.

Here is a typical three day tour

Day One:  Leave from Quito to Cotacachi at 09:00.  Start at 12:00 in Cotacachi, visit to leather town to see what products you can make in leather. We visit suppliers and manufacturers for ideas on what you can buy or have made.

Lunch break 14:00 – 15:00.

16:00 – Go to San Antonio de Ibarra to see wood products, meet manufacturers and review designs that can be exported from Ecuador.  Visit ends at 18:00.

Day Two:  Start at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.  Visit Otavalo for Tagua and textiles.  Visit see manufacturers, review products on what can be purchased or made. See how to develop personal labels. Find volume discounts etc.   Meet with supplier for new products to make, high-end tagua items, new products of bamboo, baby blankets, baby products, Christmas products. Products made of Alpaca, specific designs.

Lunch break 13:00

14:00 – Talk to cargo agency, see packing, costs, how to ship, taxes, etc.  15:00 – Visit manufacturer for sweaters, shawls, and other textiles, he can make specific designs for you.  17:00: Create a website, a shopping cart, manage logistic, storage and shipping cost with FedEx or Mail Service.

Day Three.  Starts at 10:00 after breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Otavalo Market, fair day. See all the products available, purchase items for business, talk to all the vendors, see different products, low cost textiles, low cost jewelry, ponchos, sweaters, shawls, products for under $2 a piece.

12:00 – Tagua, jewelry, what designs you can make, cost of personalized items. Jewelry store for Tagua products, they create designs for inexpensive tagua jewelry.

13:00 – 14:00 lunch.  15:00, see rugs, alpaca products, honey products, flowers, etc.  End at 18:00

Individual Export tour for one $799

Individual Export Tour couple $999

“Tangled Web How to Have an Internet Business” will be emailed to you when you enroll.