Who doesn’t remember the Facebook farming simulation called Farm Ville? I was once an addict myself of this game and since then I have dreamed of a home where I can wake up in the morning inhaling fresh air. It was a sort of therapy against stress and for sure many can relate to what I mean. Nowadays, we are all held tightly with the need to earn money faster, which is why we stick to the downtown living and work as employees in companies that only operate in the cities. Working in a huge bustling city may provide us the easy access to all the public establishments, but doesn’t really provide that relaxation that we can only get from a green surrounding.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend dragged me to see the Manila East Lake View Farm located in Brgy. San Guillermo, Morong Rizal, just an hour away from Ortigas city. It has well-paved roads with each home, having its own small-scale farm. And yes, I mean homes with leashed goats, honey bee, chickens, ducks, vegetable gardens, fish ponds and even water buffaloes! Little did I know that Manila East Lake View Farm is not a recreational park, but an uptown neighborhood similar to the famous Farm Ville. The idea of farm living in Mega Manila is by far the best concept of residential development I have encountered.
You can choose from 750, 500 and 400 square meters of lawn and use 20% of it for building a house and the rest will be for your mini farm and that’s exactly how it should be. What I love about this place is the overlooking view, you can see a broader image of Rizal. Don’t worry if you don’t have the green thumb, they have everything prepped for a farmer newbie. Provided with caretaker arrangements and an in-house agronomist to help you start and maintain your real life Farm Ville. For a stable water supply from a deep well, a huge water tank with 60,000 gallons capacity can be seen in the area operated by a motor pump below the view deck. A well-built power source is also equipped to put new members to the neighborhood at ease.
Whoops!! Ain’t done yet. Of course, they have more amenities! They have a swimming pool, playground for kiddos, a coffee shop for caffeine lovers, a produce market for your farming needs and a village market where you can buy the organic veggies straight from the neighborhood gardens. There is so much more to love about this housing development and if you are thinking about retiring early but can’t let go of the city life, this is the best option for you. Curious??
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