Tamarindo Real Estate
Mark Price - Admin
Tamarindo, GU Business: 506-2653-1604
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Building Tips for the Tropics


 

                    TAMARINDO REAL ESTATE TIPS FOR BUILDING IN THE TROPICS

  - ALLOW FOR 40% OF YOUR LIVING AREA TO BE LOCATED OUTSIDE UNDER ROOF PROTECTING ONE FROM THE ELEMENTS, MOST NOTABLE OF WHICH ARE THE SUN´S RAYS AND TROPICAL RAINS.

 - ALLOW FOR SOME UNCOVERED OUTSIDE SPACE TO BE ´´OPEN TO THE SKY´´, ALLOWING FOR YOUR SPIRIT TO SOAR UNDER STARRY NIGHTS.

  - KEEP ALL GLAZING OUT OF DIRECT SUNLIGHT AS TO NOT CREATE A ´´CONVECTION OVEN´´ EFFECT UNLESS YOUR AIM IS TO COOK YOURSELF AND OR IF YOU LIKE HIGH ELECTRIC BILLS.

 - ALLOW FOR AN OUTDOOR FIREPLACE/CHIMINEY AREA THAT WORKS AS A BARBEQUE AS WELL. THIS WORKS AS AN EXCELLENT INSECT REPELENT DURING THE RAINY SEASON.

   - UTILIZE AIR CONDITIONING IN AT LEAST ONE ROOM 24/7. DURING THE RAINY SEASON IN ORDER TO KEEP CLOTHES, BOOKS AND OTHER FRAGILE ITEMS FREE OF MOLD. USE THE NEW INVERTER SPLITS WHICH ARE THE LATEST IN TECHNOLOGY AND ARE ELECTRICITY SAVING. 

  - CREATE CROSSDRAFTS AND VENTILATION THROUGHOUT THE HOME IN ORDER MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH AND AVOID HIGH ELECTRIC BILLS.          

  -DO NOT USE DRYWALL ANYWHERE AS THIS MATERIAL DEMANDS LARGE AMOUNTS OF MAINTENANCE GIVEN THE DRASTIC CHANGES IN HUMIDITY LEVELS FROM DRY TO WET SEASON. 

  - DO NOT THINK ABOUT USING A GARAGE UNLESS YOU ENJOY MOLD; A CARPORT IS BETTER AND CAN BE SECURED JUST LIKE A GARAGE USING WROUGHT IRON AND OR OTHER MATERIALS THAT ALLOW FOR VENTILATION.

  -PROPERLY PLAN A DRAINAGE SYSTEM FOR YOUR PROPERTY KEEPING NEIGHBORS IN MIND.

 - DO NOT PLAN ON A PLANTING A GRASS/LAWN UNLESS YOU LIKE HIGH WATER BILLS; BETTER TO USE NATIVE DROUGHT RESISTANT PLANTS, CACTI,  ROCK GARDENS etc.....