Third World Layabout
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Costa Rica
Bikes: Cannondale F900 and Tandem
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Originally Posted by Shadiyah
Ooooh so pretty!
Moving zinc eh? Where is that found?
Sorry - Ticoism, Zinc means tin roof material. We have two families living on the finca now - one below and one above. Neither house was worth much, but they were strong enough. So, we are fixing them up to make them a little more livable. (a lot more liveable!)
One family asked if they could move into the house below (million dollar location, 5 dollar house!) and we noticed that:
a. The roof seriously leaks
b. They had no furniture
The Zinc isn't that expensive for a house of that size - about 600 dollars and the labor is about two days. We have the wood shop making them furniture. A husband, wife and 4 kids.
The upper family is a young man and his wife. Nice couple.