We're in the colonial center of Antón, just a block from the town square, church and municipal building.
It's a laid-back town on most days - except holidays when it's quite lively (and loud).
Panamanians love their holidays - and Antoneros even more so!
The house belonged to one of the towns founding families, but the original structure was lost over the years.
We renovated the current building in 2014 in a rural colonial style, keeping as many elements as possible and using ideas from around town to recreate a colonial façade for the house.
As with many old houses in Panama's interior, we have a courtyard garden in the center of the house - with a terrace in the back and another on the side.
The garden often boasts different varieties of bananas, papayas, ginger, oregano, culantro and any number of flowers and ornamental plants -- all in a small garden designed with permaculture principles.
7 rooms open onto the courtyard and 2 are inside the Villa, off the living room.
Everyone comments on the sense of peace, the breezes, and the natrual decor.
We're building an ecologically conscious community and are keen to share knowledge and practices related to Permaculture, green building, off-grid living, appropriate technology and anything else related to sustainable living.
We tend to attract creative and innovative people.
This is an ideal place to settle in for a few months or more, to work virtually, study, visit beaches and mountains (both within 1/2 hour) learn Spanish, immerse yourself in the local culture, and use as your home base while visiting other areas of Panama since we're central to everything between Panama City and Santiago de Veraguas.