August 26, 2020

The rainy season has arrived, and it came in with a BANG!

On August 26 there were flooded roads and bridges all over the Nosara area.

Our office took in a little water, but we are no worse for the wear.

Also the culvert under the bridge behind Casa Serena got clogged with trees, but our guys were quick to pitch in with our neighbors to de-clog the passage.

Incredible bravery and strength on display at Nosara Paradise Rentals.

August 18, 2020

Casa Bianca is reaching for the sky and striking a stunning silhouette against the Costa Rican sky.

The base coat of primer gives us a glimpse of how this building will look once it gets a final coat of white paint. On the inside of the house the crew is making headway on the walls, windows, and ceiling.

Here you can see Mate Kevin priming the raw concrete on the bathroom wall in Unit #2.

The stairwell on the southside of the building creates a spacial challenge; we have to be spot-on with the measurements to make sure that a Safari Cart will fit under the stairs.

This stair set leaves exactly enough room for a cart and still sits within the property line. Our crew doesn’t rest on its successes, so they got right to work on painting the stairs and the southside of the building.

The next step inside to install the ceiling wood to complete the interior space. If you look closely you can see that joists have been secured to the cement and the electrical sockets have been put in place.

 

The craftsman ship is superb on this finished ceiling:

 

 

Now we have to start laying out the kitchen counters. In order to build these in place, we use an this inverted-framing technique that is effective and doesn’t waste any concrete.

The next big milestone will be laying the tile on the floor. We are excited to see the interior of Casa Bianca take shape.

August 2, 2020

On August 2, Captain Alex rounded up some of the co-workers from the Casa Bianca jobsite and took them to the offshore meat market.

The Harvester performed beautifully, delivering more than a dozen of these much-needed filets to the Nosara community. Check out Grevan with these awesome Yella fellas:

The worlds a little crazy on land, but 0n the Harvester it’s a nice normal day on the water.

July 17, 2020

Casa Bianca’s roof is complete and now the team is moving on with the exterior accents of this new house.

We have installed a series of natural tree trunks to create the roof of the upstairs patios.

 

Then we added a layer of hardwood planks.

The final step is to add the metal roof on top of the planks to protect the wood.

Also we are continuing to ‘stucco’ the interior and exterior walls with a layer of wet cement.

From the inside we can see the skylights and roof really coming together. The wood looks fantastic in the full sunlight.

Here is a look back at our wood preparation process: