In our first foray into construction management for someone other than ourselves, Kim has been overseeing the construction of a house very similar to ours for a Canadian couple planning to retire in Nicaragua in the next few years. Here, Holly and baby Luna give a tour of the project.
We are six months into building our new 2 bedroom 2 bath house in Northern Nicaragua at Brisas Del Alma in Aposentillo, and it’s just about done! All we’re missing is a few little details that should be complete within the next couple of weeks, but the good news is that we’ll be moving in … Continue reading
After four months of construction, we have walls completed to roof height, the roof of the bodega is finished, and we’re starting to install the alfajias (rafters) that will hold the roof of the main house. It’s the end of April. The official start of the rainy season in Nicaragua is May 15th, but rain can be … Continue reading
Starting Feb. 1, the owner of Seascape has decided to offer a promotion- 30% off the next two lots sold. These lots were already a great deal- 1/2 acres with sea view, power and water to the lots already in an established development with good title. Its impossible to beat. The land is a short, … Continue reading
It was a long time coming (8 months to be exact), but the beach house is finally finished! Ok, so it’s not totally finished. There are still plenty of details to be addressed. We’ve got trim to put up, painting to do, furniture to make, etc. but the basics are complete. We’ve got walls, a … Continue reading
The waves aren’t perfect every day. Sometimes it’s small and kinda closed out, lumpy, and plagued by riptides. That’s just a part of surfing. But the sunrise is beautiful, the beach is empty, the water is warm. Even if the waves aren’t firing, the surf lifestyle is awesome. On this day, I took my two … Continue reading
Nicaragua is one of those places where you can get barreled every day. That’s only one of the reason why I live here, but it was the primary force that attracted me to the country! With lots of great beach break and plenty of offshore winds, it’s totally tubular on a regular basis. Click play … Continue reading
We love passion fruit! Called calala or maracuya in Nicaragua, delicious passion fruit is awesome mixed with plain yogurt, granola, and a drizzle of honey. We buy them a dozen at a time and have been eagerly awaiting for the flowering of our passion fruit vine. We planted it last August and have watched it … Continue reading
It’s natural to want to give back and help people. When professional surfer Holly Beck was looking for a place to run her women’s surf and yoga retreats she wanted to partner with someone who was making a positive impact on the community. Coco Loco was the right place. They run a non-profit called Waves … Continue reading
This is why we live in Nicaragua – warm water, fun waves, dogs off-leash on the beach, estuary swimming, hiking barefoot, and sausage BBQs on a sea-view ridge with cold home brewed Belgian Ales to wash it all down. Life is good.
A few years ago I bought a 1/2 acre lot in a small development in Santa Maria as an investment. I liked the location, only a five minute walk down a shady road to a quiet beach and near several good surf spots. Water and power are already installed and there is easy road access. … Continue reading