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Picking the right engineer to build your home

The Tico Times - 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…

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

The Tico Times - 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

The Tico Times - 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…