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May 24th, 2006
The Real Costa Rica has a Guestbook, and one reader just added a VERY interesting entry! She must have actually read my constant rantings, either here, in the RCR, or maybe in the ARCR Forums, as she wants to visit Costa Rica in August (considering a move permanently) and asked me if I knew anyone interested in trading homes for that period. I had two immediate thoughts:
- Whoa! I never heard of such a thing… followed instantly by
- WOW… what a GREAT idea!
We rant that before buying property or making the life changing decision to move here, that you should take time to visit and learn the country.
With this person’s idea, those US (or other) expats now living in CR could return to the US, live in a location other than with family or friends, more or less for the cost of airfare and food.
People wanting to visit Costa Rica could do so in a non touristy, non commercial manner. I cannot over stress how important it is that people not only visit Costa Rica for several months before making any decisions, but they do so while NOT living like tourists. The tourist Costa Rica is most definitely is NOT the REAL Costa Rica.
Obviously the timing is important for both parties, there is the risk of having weirdos in your house either in the USA or here. Maybe there are security deposit issues.
I am olde and jaded, so I find it hard to believe that anything this simple will work, but if the details could be worked out, this could be pretty cool! I would certainly consider doing it (depending on what part of the country of course). No ugly states for ME. I prefer almost ANY western state or maybe New England in the Fall!
Not sure if anyone could make money being a matchmaker, but this could also be a nice little home business or service.
Thoughts anyone? Anybody doing this?Filed under Costa Rica, Immigration & Residency, Life in Costa Rica, Other Stuff, Retire in Costa Rica, Travel | Comments (5)