Brisas Nicaragua is a small residential community in its very early stages in Aposentillo, Northern Nicaragua. The benefit to these lots is private beach access to a beautiful empty beach with great waves – the Boom. The community also has good water, easy access from a paved road, power nearby, and flat easily build-able lots.
It’s been almost two weeks and we’re loving our new home at Brisas Del Alma. We’re still very busy settling in, putting finishing touches on the house (building shelves to store all our stuff mostly), and embracing our new lifestyle. It feels so good! Here are a few quick pics I snapped the other day to give you a taste. Gorgeous sunrise volcano view. Lobo waits patiently to head to the beach.Walking from home.Kim stretches it out before paddling out. A small but super fun day!
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.
For more from Holly and Kim Obermeyer, check out hipehabitat.com
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.
Since buying our lot a few months ago we’ve started making some improvements. The fence and some tree planting came first. Now we’ve hooked into the community water, have planted some non-GMO corn and have begun building our caretaker’s house. Check out the progress!
Professional Surfer Holly Beck and her husband Kim Obermeyer buy lot #22 in Brisas Del Alma
Holly first came to Nicaragua in 2005 and bought land in 2007. She fell in love with the Boom right away and bought land nearby, but after making the decision to live in Nicaragua full time which led to a total life and relationship change, she moved down the coast to live where she worked at a wave better suited for beginner surfers. In the last few years she had to make the 25 min drive to surf the boom on and would often miss the best waves. She really wanted to buy a piece of land walking distance to her favorite wave in the world.
The answer was Brisas Del Alma. Holly and Kim liked that Brisas featured a reasonable number of lots of various sizes and prices, walking distance to their favorite surf spot but further away from the center of town, allowing easy access to surf and a quieter existence with more privacy. They chose a corner lot in Phase 1 with underground water already installed.
They plan to start construction on a caretaker’s house during the rainy season and have already begun designing a main house that they’ll use for part time living and rental income.
For more photos from their lot selecting process, scroll through the gallery below: