Here’s a glimpse of our house here in Costa Rica that we’re selling. Ironically, we would never have thought we’d like an A-frame style house. Most are simply too small and too much space is lost to the slope-y bits under the roof. But this house is nearly 35 feet in all directions (yes, front to back, side to side, and floor to top of ceiling) so it works.
We actually really love it, and frankly if we could magically afford to keep it and move back to the States, we would. But that’s not a viable option at this time and we need to pay back our dear friend and investor, Peter. So it’s for sale and will hopefully sell soon. (At $189,000 U.S. dollars it’s a very good value! “Priced-to-sell” as the saying goes.)
It’s a funky house (although now that it’s for sale David keeps saying we need to switch and call it “rustic”) but then, we’re kind-of funky people. That is, we just value some things more than others — privacy, space (both in the land around us and inside the house), great sunset views, year-round pleasant temperatures, easy access to town while not being in town are all important to us. Granite counter-tops, fancy finishes, and really “refined” construction style simply is less important. So this house is perfect for us, and I’m sure it’s perfect for someone else, too. Just gotta find that someone!
In the meantime, we’re trying to envision what our “matching” home might end up looking like in Salt Lake City. There we’ll be striving to find the balance between “in the country” so the dogs have room to roam and David has his sense of space and privacy (things that seem a little less critical to me, but very important to him so I have to respect that) and being close enough to the kids. I mean, leaving Costa Rica to be near them makes somewhat less sense if we’re so far away that we can’t get to them fairly easily. So, like much of life, it’ll be a balance. But so far in our lives we’ve always found great homes and I have no doubt we’ll be equally successful there. First step, sell the A-frame!