Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ruins Of San Juan Parangaricutira Church



A couple of years ago as we traveled through the Mexican state of Michoacan
 we were advised by fellow travelers to visit the Paricutin Volcano
I am glad we did.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Church Domes In Mexico



I want to add one more post on domes.

Above is in Zacatecas, Zacatecas.

What We look For In Real Estate

     
      This is the fifth in a series on buying real estate. To access the first four posts click on Buying Real Estate on the right side bar under Labels. The earlier posts cover where to look, whether to build or remodel, using the internet to look for real estate and what to look for in a realtor. I am not a realtor but only want to share what I have learned buying and selling a few properties over the years.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bamboo Water Features


When we were in Taos, New Mexico this past summer 
we stopped by the Wired Coffee Shop a couple of times
 and admired their gardens around the patio 
which had some nice water features.

In the photo above a slow stream of water fills the bamboo 
and when enough water drips in the extra weight
 will tip the bamboo allowing the water to flow out and down. 

Buying Real Estate; Realtors

     This is the fourth in a series on buying real estate. To access the first three posts click on Buying Real Estate on the right side bar under Labels. The earlier posts cover where to look, whether to build or remodel, and using the internet to look for real estate. I am not a realtor but only want to share what I have learned buying and selling a few properties over the years.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Domes In Mexico



One of the things that interests me the most
 about building in Mexico is the domes.

Above is a beautifully tiled dome in San Carlos, Sonora.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Real Estate: On Line Sites

     This is the third in a series on buying real estate. To access the first two posts click on Buying Real Estate on the right side bar under Labels.

     We use several sites for looking at real estate on-line. The main one is to do a search for Multiple Listing  Services (MLS) in the area you want to look. The MLS is the list realtors compile of all the listed properties for sale by a realtor or real estate agencies in that area. The list is constantly changing as properties are sold and new properties are being added.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Small Buildings



There has been quite an up surge in interest
 in small buildings these last few years and that is good
 as I have always been a proponent of small is beautiful. 
So here are a few to consider.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Passive Solar Ideas



With winter coming on it seems like a good time 
to look at some passive solar heating options.
These are all in northern New Mexico.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Adobe In Patzcuaro, Michoacan



A couple of years ago we stayed at the Hotel Villa Patzcuaro campground 
in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico and the owners son, Hernan Pimentel,
 is an architect and builder who has a passion for adobe and traditional building.