Building Our House – Week 35

These past two weeks have been extremely busy as we are coming into the final stretch!  There are still some major things to do like hooking up the water and electric.  We are hoping all those things will be done this week.  Then, the house needs a major clean up.  There is dust everywhere!

The guys finished installing the septic system, applying another coat of paint and starting the clean up of the building debris.  The construction of the entrance gate on the driveway is well underway.

This week the electrician and his crew are installing the ceiling fans, lights, etc.

We hope that the house will be ready enough so that we can move into it sometime next week.  It will be a bit like camping.  The mattress will be on the floor.  The granite for the bathroom vanities isn’t ready yet, so we decided we could make do with just the laundry room sink.  The kitchen cabinets won’t be ready until the end of the month, but we can hook up the refrigerator and we have a grill.  I’m sure we can make it work.  It will be wonderful just to be in our own home!

Marvin Montoya and his sons of Cherepo Construction have done a great job building our home.  If you are looking to build a house in this region of Costa Rica, we recommend that you talk with Marvin about your project.  He can be reached by email at



Our front door with a carved butterfly


Working on the columns for the gate


The septic tank being buried


This is the door from the living room out to the terrace


Lots of cleaning to do!


The vanity in the guest suite is installed


The two 68 inch fans installed in the living room