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How Hard Can It be?
How Hard Can It be?

How Hard Can It be?

As it starts to take shape, I start to have real reservations about firing the architect and disposing of his plans. Like I said to my son who questioned me about my lack of experience in building

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This is when it starts to get real.
This is when it starts to get real.

This is when it starts to get real.

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Good fences make good neighbors?
Good fences make good neighbors?

Good fences make good neighbors?

Did not take us long to find out that not everyone was happy about us building a hotel. Subscribing to the belief that "good fences make good neighbors" we had to install a fence right away. I was

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How hard can it be?
How hard can it be?

How hard can it be?

We dig the first holes for the foundation. I remember this day clearly. My son was visiting me and when he saw that I was actually serious about going ahead with the project, he said, "Dad, I did

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Welcome to the neighbourhood
Welcome to the neighbourhood

Welcome to the neighbourhood

You got to start somewhere. This is one of the first pictures of the lot after purchase. The person in the picture is my former partner and now good friend, Roberto Urena. This picture

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RISE Puerto Viejo

RISE Puerto Viejo