We are on our final countdown, here in Idaho… in one week from tomorrow, we will be boarding a plane with lots of bags, two cats, sunscreen and our vitamix, heading to our new home.

The last couple of weeks here have been incredibly bittersweet, as we say goodbye to friends and family, all the while getting anxious about all that is to come.

One of the things we are looking forward to the most is seeing, first-hand, all the work that has been done to Casa Kaiki since we bought it.

While much of the property was finished, and done so beautifully, about half of the property and its living spaces were in need of some serious TLC. So much so that we would have been unable to do it ourselves and we were lucky to find Carlos, our contractor.

Casa Kaiki is settled on just shy of an acre of land, half a mile from the beach. The beach itself is called Playa Avellanas; however, there is no town, perse. The Playa Avellanas community is made up of homes, several small hostels and hotels, and about the same number of cafes and quaint restaurants.

Our home is made up of two separate properties: House one, which has three rooms, all with their own bathroom and patio, and a kitchen.

The other property, House two, is just across the yard, and has two rooms, again with their own bathrooms and a kitchen. We live in house one, in one of the rooms, thus leaving us four additional rooms for guests. Each bedroom has a full bed and a twin bed, so two or three people can be accommodated easily.

House one is more or less ready to go, save a few minor improvements and changes. Carlos and his crew are working on House two daily. The room that has seen the most renovation lately is located in House two and is called the Canopy Room, as it is located on the second story and feels like a snug and cozy tree house. The ceilings are extremely high and the bright walls offer such peace and tranquilty. When we first saw this room, in July, Scott and I wanted to run screaming in the other direction.
But it truly has been amazing what Carlos has done to it over the last few months.

Unfortunately, photos of the interiors will have to wait a week, but we’ve been so excited to share the progress with everyone. Pura vida 😉


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