另类房子

日期:2009-10-15 10:20:35    阅读:2043

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PUNTA UVA, Costa Rica — One day in February 2002 Manuel Pinto and his real estate agent were hacking through the jungle here in southeast Costa Rica, near the surf town of Puerto Viejo

2002年在哥斯达黎加二月的一天,Manuel和他的房产商在东南的密林中开道。

At one point the agent suggested they give up, but Mr. Pinto pressed on and finally, an hour later, they found the nine-acre plot. Substantially overgrown, they recognized it by some concrete steps and a shack that the previous owner had left behind.
他们的房地产商曾一度劝他们放弃,然而Pinto坚持下来,一小时后,他们拟定了一个九亩大的平面图。事实上面积增长地很快,他们从之前房子主人留下的混凝土台阶和棚屋就可以认识到这点。

But looking around him, Mr. Pinto envisioned much more. At the time, he had been looking for a tract to build a vacation home for his family, then based in Miami. When he saw the dramatic ocean view, fly-by toucans and dozens of upside-down basket-like Montezuma Oropendola bird nests hanging from enormous trees, he decided on the spot that he wanted to move to Costa Rica for good.
然而环顾房屋,Pinto想了更多。在那之前,他已经在参看相关小册,想要在迈阿密建一所能够供家人度假的房子。当他看到梦幻般的海洋美景,低空飞越的犀鸟,错综复杂的鸟巢悬挂在庞大的树木中时,他几乎是立即就决定要永久得搬到哥斯达黎加生活。

From the moment the couple found and bought (for $72,000) the land, things moved relatively quickly. The family sold their house in Miami in June 2002, moved into a nearby rental house in Cocles Beach in Costa Rica and started building two months later.
自从这对夫妻发现并花了72000美元买下这块地以来,事情变化很快。他们在2002年六月卖掉了在迈阿密的房子,搬到哥斯达黎加的出租房里,他们在两个月后开始正式动工。

“We had to build a road first,” Mr. Pinto said. “It should have taken two weeks but it took three months because of the rains.”
Pinto说:“我们首先要修一条路,正常应该只需要两周时间,然而由于下雨,我们用了三个月的时间。”

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