Sunday, May 26, 2013

House building update

                                                                  Swimming Pool
view from back terrace to front door
I can't believe how much time has passed since posting on our blog. Time flies, especially when building a house. Being computer challenged does not help. Well the update is I plan to start  moving  into the new house on June 17th. As of today, this is where the house is. This coming week they need to finish electrical so they can close up the ceiling. Next step would be finishing the repello on the wall and do the ceiling then begin tiling. Windows, cabinets and granite to follow.
Kasie's bath

Thursday, March 7, 2013


As we celebrate our first full year in Costa Rica today, I thought I would post some pictures of our home building from last week. This shows the progress that has been  made after two months of construction. We still hope to be in some time in June.
driveway to lower and upper lot
side of house from lower lot driveway
front view of house from upper driveway
front of house
looking through the front doorway through the back
left back side of house
right back side of house and pool

Monday, March 4, 2013

The building began - January 2013

creating the foundation

with lots of rebar and concrete

Kasie on the tractor

this will be the sunset view from the master bedroom

sunset from the back patio (terraza)

we often go to the property right before sunset
to see the progress and watch the sun go down

our adjacent lot for guest house/chiro office
(currently workers eating and sleeping quarters)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Home Building Begins

NEW YEARS RESOLUTION- keep blog up to date.
It has been six months but as we ( or should I say I) committed in our Christmas card, we are going to use our blog to keep you updated on the building of our home in Costa Rica. (I tend to use Facebook for all other things Costa Rica as it is so easy to use and post pictures.)
What has happened so far? At the end of December we had four days of excavation. We actually have two separate areas to build on - one smaller lower lot (guest house, chiropractic office) and one lot above for our home. Excavation was for the driveway and widening the upper lot and removal of trees and shrubs we couldn't keep. We also started the process of water drainage (a huge concern in Costa Rica due to the amount of rain we can receive in a short period of time). Two concrete boxes and the concrete pipe under the driveway have been installed. We also have water on the property and our electrical box was built this weekend so it can be installed tomorrow. We picked up our finalized plans and building permits this week and tomorrow we will begin staking out the house and pool. Also the living quarters and supply shed will be set up tomorrow so workers can begin the building process this week. Our foreman is ready and our builder has returned from the states today.
LET THE FUN BEGIN!                                                         Kim