Over the Christmas Holidays my wife and two adult children took our family vacation. We headed south to the warmth of Costa Rica. This was our first visit there and we learned a lot about the weather and local customs during our two week stay in the country.
Of course anywhere I travel I look for tiny and small homes. Unfortunately, as with most of our travels we are dependent on public transportation and you have to grit your teeth as you drive by many great photos of scenery and homes. I was only able to get a few pictures of the local houses and a couple of the cabanas or cabins that we actually stayed in.
In rural Costa Rica I discovered that the average house ranges in size from 400-600 square feet. Usually a simple rectangular home with a small entry porch. The interior is divided into two or three small rooms.
Even with what we consider to be small homes, I discovered that the Costa Rican people are very happy and content with their lives. Life is slower and everyone seems to enjoy living with what they have. Lessons that we need to learn in our own country.
In the towns and cities you will see a range of homes from small to very large.
The weather in Costa Rica really varies. In the inland mountains, or the rain forrest it rains almost constantly and this was the part of our trip we really were not prepared for as we had brought clothes for the warmer beach climate and thought the rains would be more like Hawaii, warm and short. Not the case in Costa Rica.
We spent our last week on the Pacific Coast near a beach in warm weather and enjoyed playing in the water, watching sunsets and walking the beach and collecting shells. I have attached a few pictures showing the local homes and some artwork of them too.