I am Joseph, a foreigner living in the Philippines with my Filipina wife Netnet. Our farm is run on a combination of organic, natural farming, and permaculture techniques, as well as some we make up along the way. Our goal is to regenerate degraded land, turning it into lush, beautiful, and productive systems that mimic nature. This is the way to provide a healthy life for ourselves and our family, healthy food for the community, good jobs for a healthy economy, and a healthy environment for us all!

Contact Email: josephseeley@gmail.com

What to expect from your Suzuki Multicab!

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Hello, I'm Joseph, an American expat, and this is my life in the Philippines. Over almost a decade, my wife Netnet and I have built our home and farm here in Bohol. Join us as we share our simple life here in the Philippines.

At Velesan Farm we make use of natural, traditional, organic, and permaculture techniques ... as well as some of our own. Our goal is to regenerate degraded lands, restore the fertility of the soil, reforest mountains, improve watersheds, create jobs, and do it all in a productive and profitable manner.
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Comments

    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley

      I may have left out some details, like the cost (P145k, 8 years ago), that it's a 4x4, and that the indentation on the roof is great for harvesting rainwater to shower whoever is riding shotgun with a quick left turn early in the morning!

      about 1 year ago
    • Josiee Segovia
      Josiee Segovia In reply to Joseph Seeley

      Where is it located

      about 10 months ago
    • Josiee Segovia
      Josiee Segovia In reply to Joseph Seeley

      Joseph Seeley ...how much the lowest price....

      about 10 months ago
    • alex lopes
      alex lopes In reply to Joseph Seeley

      multicab is a functional practical workhorse. just keep the oil, water and battery in check and it will serve till all it's metal turn to rust.

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Joseph Seeley

      Erik de la cruz Yah, we've had a lot of repairs on it, but the engine and the transmission have both been good. Mostly we have problems with the shocks and starter.

      about 1 year ago
    • Erik de la cruz
      Erik de la cruz In reply to Joseph Seeley

      ........but then again it's still a cost effective investment ......considering the years it served man(and it's still running fine i suppose, the engine that is)........

      about 1 year ago
    • Mm Mm
      Mm Mm

      You are farmer in the Philippines

      about 20 days ago
    • Classic carpentey
      Classic carpentey

      Thank you brother for the insight.
      Shalum

      about 9 months ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Classic carpentey

      Hello Yahusha :)

      about 9 months ago
    • Tom Popp - KA0TP
      Tom Popp - KA0TP

      What is the headroom from seat to ceiling? I need almost a meter.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tom Popp - KA0TP
      Tom Popp - KA0TP In reply to Tom Popp - KA0TP

      Joseph Seeley Salamat - thanks.. I am 6'3" but seat to top of head was a problem with mid 2000's US cars. Makung plans for retirement to PI to the Visayas.

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Tom Popp - KA0TP

      Hi Tom, just went and measured ... roughly 1m from seat to ceiling. There are lots of different models of multicabs, so this probably varies. I'm 6'1" and can comfortably sit as far as my head is concerned, lots of extra headroom, but it is cramped for my legs. That's more likely the limiting factor in most models.

      about 1 year ago
    • Billy H
      Billy H

      LoL on the seat warmer , made me chuckle :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Linda Doehne
      Linda Doehne

      ooh, a make-up mirror! sold!

      about 1 year ago
    • Celeste
      Celeste

      hahaha true ..no bumper zone ..knock on wood ..

      about 1 year ago
    • Chris Ordz
      Chris Ordz

      I like where you live bro..are there still properties for sale near your place?

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Chris Ordz

      Not that I know of currently. Everything is for sale for the right price I guess. We've been buying whatever comes up for sale nearby the last few years.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mark Ramsey
      Mark Ramsey

      Nice video. Mark

      about 1 year ago
    • Mercy dela Paz
      Mercy dela Paz

      multicab very nice and useful...especially to the naugthy neighbor you have Joseph.. who used the side mirrorπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

      about 1 year ago
    • Maze Centric
      Maze Centric In reply to Mercy dela Paz

      If you park in a lot in the city..gals walking by will flip your side mirror for war-paint touch-ups. They never put it back. Part of the routine before starting up. The tire rubber is poor quality..even if you buy new. Had a suzuki mini van...was handy..but couldnt hit 50km/h with shaking like a blender. :p

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Mercy dela Paz

      πŸ˜„Good for checking for muta

      about 1 year ago
    • MrDjluvs
      MrDjluvs

      Hi, do you have any problems in finding mechanic to do the repairs on the multicab? How about getting parts for it? How is the internet in your area?

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to MrDjluvs

      Never had a problem finding a mechanic, but once in a while it's hard to find a specific part. Like the reverse light for our model isn't available in any of the stores. If you have a newer model its easy to find any parts.

      about 1 year ago
    • Peter petersson
      Peter petersson

      Was it brand new when you bougt it ?

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Peter petersson

      No, almost all the multicabs here are used, chopped up, shipped from Japan, and welded back together here. It was in pretty good condition when we bought it though.

      about 1 year ago
    • Anatalia Pesana
      Anatalia Pesana

      its a very practical multi cab specially in the urban area and barrios.

      about 1 year ago
    • Plush Pippin
      Plush Pippin

      Turtle? Make a video on that!

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Plush Pippin

      Here's an earlier video I did about the turtle, I still need to make an up-close video of it in action though.


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvvzEKYK9Ck

      about 1 year ago
    • Philippines My Paradise
      Philippines My Paradise

      I n the Philippines, motorists used to drive on the left side of the road, meaning steering wheels are positioned on the right side. till March10.1945 when president Sergio OsmeΓ±a, Sr., issued an Executive Order No. 34 to drive on the right side.
      It was advantageous to the country because it will reduce the price of the vehicles imported into the Philippines from the United States.

      Another important information about the imported vehicles to the Philippines from Japan, they all arrive with the steering wheel build on the right side and with the Filipino, Ingenuity they convert them to the left side to be legal to be driven in the Philippines.
      Thanks, Joseph and regards to the lovely Net!

      about 1 year ago
    • Philippines My Paradise
      Philippines My Paradise In reply to Philippines My Paradise

      Hi francois
      You are absolutely right, today nearly all vehicles come from Japan but, their biggest market is the US and Europe and the Japanese make sure they build those cars to the standard and specification of those consumers.
      Have a nice day!

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Philippines My Paradise

      Thanks for the extra info, that's very interesting. I would have thought the conversion to right side driving would have happened earlier than that.

      about 1 year ago
    • Zareh Missirian
      Zareh Missirian

      Hi Joe, how many Filipinos fit in a Suzuki Multicab? Video clip by 'Amazing Philippines' got the answer. And it is 22 construction workers that I have counted. Easy fix for door panels, remove door panels, lay out on a cardboard, cut, varnish or paint. Install on the door with short screws. Front seats need better insulation from engine heat. Where to buy spare parts, is there any Suzuki dealer in Bohol?

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Zareh Missirian

      There are lots of multicab dealers and parts stores here. There is a Suzuki dealership in Tagbilaran.

      I think the most we've had in the multicab is about 12.

      about 1 year ago
    • Evelyn Flores
      Evelyn Flores

      Retirees here also & we bought a multicab (mini van style) πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘. Very reliable, easy to park in tight spaces, air conditioner is working! New subbie & really love ❀️ your farm. Mindanaoans & I hope 🀞 we can visit Bohol in the near future....

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Evelyn Flores

      Thank you for the invite Evelyn. May take you up on it when we have some time to travel :)

      Definitely better to spend 7 (or 8 to 10 in our case) years to finish the house in cash than to be paying for it for 30!

      about 1 year ago
    • Evelyn Flores
      Evelyn Flores In reply to Evelyn Flores

      Joseph Seeley , we're in Butuan City, northern part of Mindanao😊. Finally after 7 years our house is finished, hahaha but paid cash for everything. You & your wife are welcome to visit us in the near future. Am here in Southern Cali atm 😊

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Evelyn Flores

      Nice to meet you Evelyn. Where in Mindanao are you?

      about 1 year ago
    • Randy Woods
      Randy Woods

      Hi Joseph! Reminds me of the older Ford Econline van, had a truck version. Very useful, fun to drive. That truck looks so similiar, looks fun to drive. Rugged little burger. As far as the cab, interior Net wins on looks, you were a wash out LOL. Nets voice was bumpy sounding going out last video, bumpy bumpy rd. How many miles on it and the model year. Really mean aggressive 13 inch mudders JosephπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Randy Woods

      Maybe if I hold onto the multicab long enough it'll be worth a fortune? πŸ˜‚

      about 1 year ago
    • Randy Woods
      Randy Woods In reply to Randy Woods

      Joseph Seeley The one I owned was a 1965, loved that, ran forever. First sitting over front tires driving. Wish I still had it, their worth a fortune now. Nice video Joseph

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Randy Woods

      The odometer doesn't really mean much here. It may or may not have come off the same vehicle when they piece them back together after importing the parts from Japan. I'm going to guess it's at over 200k. Since it's a wild guess I won't even bother to say if that's km or miles, to cover more territory.


      I just googled "Ford econline truck" ... πŸ˜‚ I love the rounded windows ... will have to get some of those if we ever do major body work on the multicab.

      about 1 year ago
    • Erma Abrazado
      Erma Abrazado

      The swivel mirror is definitely great for checking the face for muta before selfies, the cup holder is perfect for that collapsible water bottle, under the seat is the best place for keeping lunch warm, and most important part is the rosary holder being sturdy. Oh, that air tube/leg cooler is unique too. Thanks for the entertaining video!

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Erma Abrazado

      πŸ˜„I always forget to check for muta!

      about 1 year ago
    • charles hueckstaedt
      charles hueckstaedt

      hi joe ,,the multicab seems packed with options . anything from exterior makeup mirror to
      a shower . question ; dose the bumper hitch have a bottle opener or a cork screw ?
      this mini looks to be the swiss army knife of trucks ! stay safe - salamat po .

      about 1 year ago
    • charles hueckstaedt
      charles hueckstaedt In reply to charles hueckstaedt

      nice .

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to charles hueckstaedt

      One time we opened a bottle by accidentally driving over it. It was messy, but got the job done!

      about 1 year ago
    • AlpsTV
      AlpsTV

      You can put heatshielded styrofoam underneath the seat. same what they used for roof insulation.

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to AlpsTV

      It's a good idea :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Mark Evenis
      Mark Evenis

      Joseph i was wondering if on your farm it is suitable to grow pili nut trees?

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to Mark Evenis

      I want to plant some. I think they should do ok here.

      about 1 year ago
    • This is Our Philippines!
      This is Our Philippines!

      Joe,
      Interesting review of your multi cab. Tough little bugger I would say. Seems like it has been pretty much reliable for you over the years. Like I said in your last video, we have looked into purchasing one of these, but have not found one we want. There are no dealers in our area selling these at the moment. I am sure they might soon. We have seen our first Toyota dealer and Hyundai dealer open shop here in the last year.
      I think you might see these a lot more than we do being on an island with a sea port. It would be easy to get these to your location. We live in northeast Luzon and there are no seaports close by. We are kind of stuck in the middle of the valley here. It is a long trek over the mountains to get to our location from Manila.

      about 1 year ago
    • This is Our Philippines!
      This is Our Philippines! In reply to This is Our Philippines!

      Alex,
      We live up in the Cagayan Valley. getting across the Sierra Madre mountains is a difficult task at times. I think if the government would spend a little money on the roads going north from Manila to the Cagayan Valley it would help with both areas. Fresh produce could flow easily to the south while better consumer goods could be brought to the north. I would still like them to put in a "fast train" as they have talked about. That would be an awesome trip if they would complete that project.

      about 1 year ago
    • alex lopes
      alex lopes In reply to This is Our Philippines!

      remote areas of luzon is much harder to reach considering its location. I am born in luzon behind sierra madre and been to some remote areas of Vizayas... they got better roads in visaya.

      about 1 year ago
    • This is Our Philippines!
      This is Our Philippines! In reply to This is Our Philippines!

      Joe,
      Yes, I found it interesting also. These are satellite dealerships and they have only one or two cars on display. If you are to buy a car from them, it would have to be delivered. About an hour down the road from us I have heard they have dealerships (in Santiago). We have not taken the drive down to check them out though.
      I notice all the multi cabs in your area and also other videos I watch from the southern Philippines. They have always been of interest to me.

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Seeley
      Joseph Seeley In reply to This is Our Philippines!

      That's interesting that you get Toyota and Hyundai dealers before a multicab one. Here multicabs are everywhere.

      about 1 year ago