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Costa Rican Construction Standards

Many expats who are considering buying a house in Costa Rica ask “What are the Local Construction Standards?” Are the standard building materials and installation methods that the majority of the people who grew up in Costa Rica are accustomed to the same as yours?  If you have not spent much time in Costa Rica, […]

4 Top Design Elements of Portable Buildings

DANIEL CLARK The increasing demand for secure and, budget-friendly housing units has led many people turn towards modular buildings. It is totally a new concept in the construction industry. These structures are manufactured in a closed unit and delivered to customers in the form of a modular building. The best part of these buildings is […]

The Costa Rica Asada Saga

PABLO R. My wife, Katya, and I speak some Spanish (though probably not enough). Still, we thought we knew the word “asada.”  It meant “roasted” and frequently modified “carne” or, in a masculine form, “pollo.”  Who knew that “asada” also means “local water administration?”  Well, now we do, and therein hangs a tale. Here it […]

Our completed home improvement project finished the Tico way

                                                                                                                                       by guest blogger TicoNuevo So, we’ve completed 98% of our improvement projects on our house and finished the business with my contractor and amigo, but this is where both amazement and disappointment raise their ugly heads. Up to this point, the contractor and Ticonuevo are treating each other like brothers. “You are the best […]