Holly and Kim Obermeyer have been working hard on building their house for the past six months in preparation for the arrival of their baby girl who is due Sept 7th. Right on schedule, the house is nearly finished the first week of August and they are starting to think about moving in. Check out a tour of the house on lot #22.
In Part 2 of our Nesting in Nicaragua series, Holly is one week shy of being six months pregnant and the house has been under construction for five months. The roof is mostly on and you can start to get a feel for what the house will look like. Take a tour of the interior floor plan.
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Brisas has made some serious upgrades to it’s water system. In this photo you can see the older hand-dug well (covered by the green roof) that is already connected to the lots in Phase 1 with underground pipes. Brisas has recently installed several new machine-drilled deep wells (one of which is visible in this photo – the concrete block with white tube sticking up) to ensure an ample water supply for all lots.
The new water tower is also complete which will be outfitted with a 10,000 Gallon tank that will provide gravity fed water to all the lots in Phase 1.
Ok, ok, the secret is out. While the Northern stretch of Nicaragua’s coastline is still much less packed with dudes dragging boardbags than the South, it doesn’t mean it’s a secret anymore. The boys at Transworld Surf visited sometime last year with a crew of pros and filmed a few sessions out at the Boom. Thankfully they don’t actually mention the name of the spot, leaving a little effort required to potential followers. It doesn’t look like they totally scored, but put the best surfers in the world out at a punchy beachbreak and they will make it look fun! Check it out.
A couple quick pictures of our house progress. For the full story, click the link below!
We’ve built a few houses/structures in Nicaragua so far, but none are really baby friendly. Either too small, no power, no water, or both, we had been planning the true family house for a while. Once we found out there was baby on the way, we finalized the plan and broke ground on a 1400 sq ft, (1900 including workshop), 2.5 bedroom, 2 bath home on lot #22 at Brisas. We’ve let our team know that the pressure is on to finish the house before September when the baby is due. Will it happen? follow along on our blogs: hipEhabitat.com and saltwatermama.com
A tour by Kim Obermeyer of a couple of lots in the Brisas Del Alma development. This clip was filmed on a windy day in the dry season, soon after the land was burned to clear brush. In a month or two it will be nice and green again, but this gives you an idea of what the lots look like.
If the Boom isn’t happening or you aren’t into thumpy beach breaks, the island point is a fun left accessible by a very short boat ride. Check out these ladies enjoying the point on a fun swell in December.