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Keep Your Eye on the “Log Home” Prize

Whenever I speak to gatherings of people intending to buy a log home, I pose the question: What do you need most to make it happen? They’re unanimous in their answer: money. I acknowledge that money is essential, but I tell them two other things matter more. They’re stumped, but a few take a stab. Land? A floor plan? A builder?  Again, you need them all, but two things you need most to succeed in turning your dream into reality […]

By |Log Home Planning|

There’s a Fungus Among Us

Chapter 6 excerpt from Jack Ewing’s book, Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica

About thirty years ago Diane and the kids lived in an apartment in San José, and I traveled back and forth between there and Hacienda Barú each week. The guy who lived in the apartment upstairs was a mycologist. That’s a fancy word for someone who knows everything about fungus. Jesse grew mushrooms for a living. He used to bring home […]

By |Costa Rica|

A Wildfire Wake-Up Call for Homeowners

“Surviving Wildfire should be mandatory reading for anyone living in the WUI.”
– Garry Sanfacon, Fourmile Canyon Fire Recovery Manager

No one thinks their home will burn down in a wildfire. And yet every year thousands of homes do. Research shows that at least half of the people who stand in the ashes of their dreams must face the fact that they don’t have the right kind of coverage or enough insurance to rebuild and replace what they owned.

Few people know what […]

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