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Re: Where do you want to retire in Caribbean or Central or South America?

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Yeah I spent half the morning on google looking up Guanaja and the Bay Islands. Land prices seem very reasonable, wonder about construction costs?
LOL... and that beautiful scenery that was posted quickly turns to ****... WTH you got a boat fer...
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The house, now painted blue obviously, messing up the scenery.
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The House ( note the cistern). Carrying blocks up from the dock to house for the guest cottage a few years ago. The side yard and Banana garden, walking down to feed the pigs.
DO I have to learn how to slaughter the pig? LOL.
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The house, now painted blue obviously, messing up the scenery.
Nice. Is the house facing east? Is it protected water with a dock? How deep is the water?
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The house faces south. The water at the end of the dock is 6 feet. The bay is big and protected. The pigs are the Caretakers responsibility, and he does the slaughter, we keep one pig for the freezer, he keeps the rest. We use ours mostly for trade as my wife is quite fond of the pigs and won't eat one.
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The house faces south. The water at the end of the dock is 6 feet. The bay is big and protected. The pigs are the Caretakers responsibility, and he does the slaughter, we keep one pig for the freezer, he keeps the rest. We use ours mostly for trade as my wife is quite fond of the pigs and won't eat one.
Whoa.... you have a caretaker. Do you have a nanny, cook, and masseuse too. I am going to visit you.
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I looked at the google map. Why there are so many houses on Bonacca? IT seems very development in such a small Island. Why is it so special?
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Re: Where do you want to retire in Caribbean or Central or South America?

Well, it's not in the Americas, but I rather like Bali or perhaps the Phillipines. Unless much has changed since I was stationed there the US dollar goes a long way and there is plenty of local flavor if you avoid the touristy parts.
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No, you need to have a caretaker. Someone to watch the house when you are not there. It's symbiotic, they get a free place to live and farm and you get security and help getting things accomplished. We pay him the going rate which is less than 300 a month. they have a humble but typical house up the hill from us looking down on our property. he lives there with his wife and a couple of kids, 2 dogs and a few cats, a couple of chickens and a rooster running around. You won't find a property there with no on sight caretaker. When I finish my dock and boat house I'll hire some one to sleep down there as well. I want to relocate our dive boat there this year. That plus my sailboat which is there now and our kayaks and skiffs, I need a night guard down there
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I looked at the google map. Why there are so many houses on Bonacca? IT seems very development in such a small Island. Why is it so special?
Bonnaca was settled 100's of years ago as a stilt village on a sand bank to get away from the bugs. We are a mile east of Savannah Bight. The wind keeps the bugs at bay down there. I didn't get bit once last week when I was there. Bonnaca is a weird little place. It's where the Bank and stuff is. We go there only when we have to.
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