Overlooking the Gardens below from the top floor balcony.
The Jacoway Inn, Dominica : Storming Back To Business, Part 3
The day before Cat 5 Hurricane Maria hit Dominica on the night of September 17th 2017, views from the lovely gardens of Jacoway Inn were somewhat restricted by the tall hedges of shrubs and trees, providing shade and privacy.
This changed overnight, and now eight months later the property boundaries of bright oranges, yellows and greens of tall crotons are regrown. Before long, overlooking the surrounding banana gardens and the few neighbouring homes will only be possible from the upper floors of the Inn. Continue reading →
The Jacoway Inn, Dominica : Storming Back To Business, Part 2
Inland, behind the bayside village of Calibishie resides the main part of a very international community along the several spectacular ridges and valleys which lead down to the beach and bay. New, architecturally designed expensive homes are dotted along the ridge summits amongst banana gardens, grazing cattle, and borderless, family smallholdings, enjoying panoramic views to the village below and the Atlantic beyond.
Up here, the hurricane blasted trees take their time to grow new branches, but on the ground, good husbandry has ensured that all the massive, dead branches have been cleared away and recycled elsewhere. Continue reading →
The Jacoway Inn, Dominica : Storming Back To Business
The deep blue Atlantic Ocean gleams under a hot Caribbean sun. The cool, sweet tradewinds blow a cleansing breeze into the beachfront mainstreet of Calibishie adding to the recuperative sense of regeneration found throughout the lower village and the surrounding community in the hills behind.
There are very few Great Houses left in the islands and even fewer on the market. Conversely there are many many large properties available for eco-farming projects which could be made special and become a countryside heritage highlight with the addition of Great House architecture. So why not design and build your own Great House?
By the end of the 16th century Plantation Great Houses were being built by the Dutch, French, British and Spanish throughout the Caribbean islands.
Many people have a hobby or a sport that they are passionate about and skilled at, but the enjoyment is restricted to a few weeks or weekends each year.
Whether its skiing, cycling, sailing, golfing or even diving and snorkelling, few of us are lucky enough to live the dream and be in a position to change the occasional pastime into a full-time day job. But it can happen!
The Caribbean is one of the most popular spots for US citizens looking to expand their commercial prospects as it’s nearby, the climate is great and some islands there even speak English as a first language.
There are, however, five principal additional expenses that you will need to consider when setting up your overseas business here so you can then budget properly and cover your costs in an easy manner. Staffing and cost of hiring is a separate subject not covered here.
To give you an idea of available luxury property for sale, we briefly compare four very different Central American countries and showcase 5 different properties in Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico.
Do you dream of living abroad? If so, what’s holding you back from pursuing that dream?
Living the Dream in Costa Rica
Many people think they need to wait until retirement, when the kids are out of the house, to pursue that foreign living experience. In fact, doing it with your children just might be the most rewarding, enriching experience of your life…and theirs.
In September 2005 my husband and I packed up our kids—then ages 7, 8 and 10—and moved from the ‘burbs of Wisconsin to the jungles of Costa Rica. We came for a two-year adventure and, 4.5 years later, we remain here for the lifestyle. We are living the Dream in Costa Rica. Continue reading →