We are staying in the yellow house, set back slightly from the water (the blue house, not yet complete, is closer to the dock). Les and Michelle showed us the pictures of what the building looked like when they arrived – it was an all-gray cement block boat house with a dirt floor. They made it into a very simple but perfectly functional little house that we’re lucky enough to get to call home for a while.
Ray’s not a fan of this rug on the porch, since he went out one morning before dawn and thought the “ants” on it were real. 🙂
A screen door lets into the main house, with an open concept living room, dining table, and kitchen / bar area. You can’t see them in these pics because the ceilings are high but there are two fans over this area. It’s been breezy enough not to need them, but I bet they’re welcome when it’s not.
Surprisingly, sleeping is very comfortable – we figured it would stay unpleasantly warm into the evening, but as soon as the sun goes down, it starts to cool off. Also no real issue with mosquitos, at least so far (though it’s dry season). We do have a resident gecko that runs around the bedroom ceiling but he seems pretty sure-footed and hasn’t disturbed us yet.
That part of the house looks like what the original building must have looked like, and is home to the laundry (small wash machine and clothesline), the solar power batteries and inverters (the solar panels are on the roof), and extra shelving for miscellaneous goods.
And there’s the nickel tour.