For those of you dreaming of building your own affordable home in Costa Rica, this series of articles will show you what’s possible working with a modest budget. This is my own vacation home and you can track our progress because I took lots of photographs and published articles so you can see what we did and, I have made it crystal clear how much it cost to build. This type of rural location and rustic, wood panel construction is not everyone’s cup of tea but, we love the cozy, earthy, natural energy of a home built from wood and, although we’re only 15 minutes from a small town it’s our refuge, an oasis of peace, with silent, star filled nights and beautifully clear, sunny days. This home could be located in any one of a hundred, different, beautiful rural locations in Costa Rica. There are so many stunning places in this country where great deals can be had ‘if’ you have the time and energy to find them. We built a two bedroom home, with one huge bathroom, an open plan liv
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Building Our New Vacation Home in the Mountains – Part VI – US$66,791.47 invested so far.
It was a scorching hot day up at the mountain this week. I don't know if it's the elevation but after only 35 minutes, the tan on my lady's ...Read More
Building A New Log Styled Vacation Home in the Mountains – Part V – US$64,346.47 invested so far.
With all the various challenges that we had in our lives last year, we debated long and hard about the benefits of going ahead with the ...Read More
Building A New Log Styled Vacation Home in the Mountains – Part IV – US$63,373.47 invested so far.
If time permits, I plan on visiting the construction every week to check on progress, to take photographs for you and give a brief update. ...Read More
Building Your Own Home – What about the roof?
The roof is extremely important when you want to build a house in the tropics. Some people worry first about the humidity inside the house ...Read More
Building A New Log Styled Vacation Home in the Mountains – Part III – Progress summary US$61,386.47 invested so far
We had been looking for the land to build on for some time and ended up paying for the land in August 2008. I was not in a rush to build ...Read More
Building A New Log Styled Vacation Home in the Mountains – Part II – A simple summary of progress so far…
We could have started construction a few months ago but because of some overseas trips and a few other pressing business matters, I felt it ...Read More
Building A New Log Styled Vacation Home in the Mountains – 1,775 square feet for under $100K
The mountain home I sold earlier this year was located in one of the best coffee growing areas in Costa Rica about 60KM southwest (one ...Read More
How To Build An Affordable Home In Costa Rica – Steel structure and drywall system.
Steel offers a clean efficient and rapid construction method that reduces the impact of building activities on the environment. Less noise, ...Read More
Building Your Own Home In Costa Rica – Foundations.
Here is a good real estate investment opportunity to get in on an currently operating, income-generating hotel in a growth bound area ...Read More
Building Your Own Home In Costa Rica – Simple, fast and environmentally friendly!
For those of you hoping to build a home in Costa Rica, I will publish details about building this modern, tropical style home in a simple, ...Read More