It hardly seems possible but one year ago today, we closed on the purchase of our lot. Our original plan was to just hold on to it and build a home when both of us were closer to retirement. Several months passed before we decided it would be better to build the house now and let it pay for itself through rental. We had hoped to begin construction a few months back but at this point we are still at least Continue reading
This tiny piece of paper dated 13 March 2013 indicates that our plans were officially submitted to the Municipalidad de Aguirre Departamento de Ingenieria Y Control Urbano. The “Muni” for short. Timing is everything and, once again, Continue reading
The Order of Architects officially released our plans today. We had hoped this would happen earlier in the week so that Roberto could turn around and present the plans to the municipality and start the building permit request process this week. Now we’ll have to wait till next week. Still, this is progress and the forward momentum does seem to be building if only slightly.
We have a few names in mind already but none that we absolutely love so we’re looking for suggestions. To encourage participation, we have decided to offer a one week stay in the house to the person whose name we choose. Click on over to the Name This House page to submit your suggestions. You’ll find the details there. Good luck.
House names are very important because Costa Rica has not yet standardized street name and house number addresses in the manner common throughout the US and Europe. This makes it quite difficult to find your way around if you are unfamiliar with the area and Continue reading