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!