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Live/Work Balance in the Caribbean

May 01, 2016


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A live-work housing solution for fisherman observed at the estuary of Cartagena Bay, Colombia and the Magdalena River.

I wonder how they managed to set the foundation pillars deep into the riverbed, with such fast moving water. Half the day the tide pushes water upstream, bringing in ocean fish species, and the other half of the day the river empties into the bay.

Note the comfy living room over water with hammock, a very nice and natural form of central cooling in the sweltering Caribbean sun.

Fernando Pagés Ruiz is ProTradeCraft's Latin America Editor. He is currently building a business in Ecuador and a house in Mexico. Formerly, he was a builder in the Great Plains and mountain states. He is author of Building an Affordable House and Affordable Remodel (Taunton Press).

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