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Hi all,

My wife and I are currently building a house. I have been researching wood sealers and came across a company called "Seal It Green Sealants" www.sealitgreen.com

Does anyone have any experience with their products? Do you, Jay C. White Cloud, have any idea which of the categories you outlined in your post this product might fall under?

Thanks for the help. And thanks for starting this thread!
5 years ago
Thanks for the links! Those look great for protecting against moisture, but I do need to protect the wood primarily against termites and wood boring insects which is a lot more difficult.

So far my idea is to cut the trees in the waning moon, dry the wood, soak it in salt, and then finish it with flax oil. I think that will give me a good start, but I was hoping that there would be something else I could do as well particularly for the termites.

Burnt motor oil is commonly used here, but it is highly toxic. I want to try and stay away from petroleum based products.
Hello all!

Can anyone advise as to what kind of non-toxic wood protector there is available, and where to get it, in Costa Rica please. This would be a wonderful help to my wife and I as we have looked quite extensively and come up short. Importing it seems too expensive so it would really be great to be able purchase it in country.

Thanks!

Berni Cam wrote:Hi everyone! Thanks for all of your great ideas, suggestions, and questions. Just wanted to update on a potentially great property we came across during our search:

http://www.intertica.com/rural/tahira.htm

There is more and pics here:

http://www.rainforestproperties.com/listing--all-organic--15-acres%3Cbr%3E-delicious-water-with-old-growth-forest-117.html

I assume the price difference between the pages are due to the fact that the first page is for sale by the owner directly and the second page is hosted by a real estate agent.

What do you think?

Hi everyone! Thanks for all of your great ideas, suggestions, and questions. Just wanted to update on a potentially great property we came across during our search:

www.intertica.com/rural/tahira.htm

There is more and pics here:

http://www.rainforestproperties.com/listing--all-organic--15-acres%3Cbr%3E-delicious-water-with-old-growth-forest-117.html

I assume the price difference between the pages are due to the fact that the first page is for sale by the owner directly and the second page is hosted by a real estate agent.

What do you think?

We are a couple of very private people looking to buy a very private piece of undeveloped land in Costa Rica for homesteading.

We're looking for land bordering a national park in the Costa Rican highlands (altitude of above 1200m (3600ft)) with it's own plentiful water source. Great for off grid living, year round growing and seed saving. Our budget is $150k, and there are good opportunities out there. However for not a lot more money, the land choices become really interesting: large tracts with a lot of forest and utter privacy.

So we are wondering if there is anyone out there that is interested in pooling resources? Financial transactions and land titles would be individual, we just need to find other folks interested in the same kind of terrain and with similar ideas in terms of living a very private and quiet life with like minded neighbours.

We live in the south of Costa Rica right now, so are well placed to look for land and get the proverbial ball rolling. If you have an interest in knowing more, post to permies or PM me and we can exchange email addresses and take it from there.

Thanks everyone!
Hi Rick,

It is great to hear about what you and your family/friends are doing in Costa Rica. Thanks for the link to your site too, there is a lot of really enlightening information on there. My wife and I are actually looking for a similar piece of property for the same purpose. We have been living in country for the past seven years and have spent loads of time researching land, but have yet to find what we are looking for. We, like you, are interested in something at a higher elevation, hopefully bordering a national park or other large piece of land in private conservation.

Any chance you have any leads for properties similar to yours (less land would be fine) or know of anyone who wants to join financial forces to buy a large piece of land for self sufficiency/conservation? Maybe someone has a large piece that they would be willing to sell some of as long as we were going to be conserving/homesteading as well?

I think we may have spoken to almost every realtor in the country by now. We are looking at properties under 200K.

Also, I am really interested to know what you are feeding your trout instead of commercial feed. We were considering raising worms for this purpose. Very excited to hear what has worked for you.

Thanks so much!