9 ways construction standards have changed in Costa Rica
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Building a Home
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9 ways construction standards have changed in Costa Rica

Ivo Henfling - June 9, 2015

I’m sure that no matter where you live, the homes in your neighborhood were a lot cheaper in the 1980s than they are now. $250,000 would buy a…

The perfect house does not exist
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Building a Home
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The perfect house does not exist

Ivo Henfling - May 27, 2015

Hundreds of people have unnecessarily wasted a lot of time and effort looking for the perfect house, but they were not for them because they really didn’t…

How to build your home in paradise
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Beach Living
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How to build your home in paradise

Bill Harris - March 7, 2015

  Building in Costa Rica doesn’t have to be a crazy thought floating around your head. It can be your reality and it’s not as hard as…

Picking the right engineer to build your home
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Advice
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Picking the right engineer to build your home

Ivo Henfling - February 25, 2015

If you have recently bought a beautiful home site in Costa Rica and you want to build your home on it, you may be asking yourself, “How…

5 permits you need to build a house in Costa Rica
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Advice
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5 permits you need to build a house in Costa Rica

Bill Harris - February 23, 2015

Many Americans and other foreigners have decided to settle in Costa Rica and build their own year-round houses in this lovely country. Others just want to build…

Shipping container house turns cargo into casa
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Building a Home
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Shipping container house turns cargo into casa

David Boddiger - November 4, 2014

Not everyone looks at a shipping container and thinks, “I’d like to live in one of those.” But Dave and Shannon Playfair are no ordinary folks: They…

Getting off the grid
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Building a Home
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Getting off the grid

David Boddiger - November 4, 2014

  After 30 years of working for huge environmental consulting, engineering and construction companies, living on three continents and building environmentally responsible facilities that typically cost well…