Sneak preview (1)

May 4th, 2011

This time we invite our reader to take a little stroll with us through parts of the finished rooms and areas of the Santuario Hibiscus. We hope[…]

Through the lense of others

April 11th, 2011

Pictures taken by Margrit and Kurt Schmid Part of our Garden Sunset from our Patio A different view of Santuario Hibiscus View of the Sleeping Inka from our Bodega Outlook from a neighbouring Property Overlooking the Yunguilla Valley Drive through the area Zaruma – southern Ecuador Fruits grown on our Property

Helping hands

March 1st, 2011

My parents arrived almost three weeks ago .They are sleeping in our future office – this being the only room ready at the time of their arrival. These four extra hands make a world of difference[…]

Review – outlook

January 7th, 2011

Every day our plans take a little bit more shape and we are relieved that most our ideas can be realized. This is of course with the necessary flexibility and adjustments [..]

Just a little note

December 18th, 2010

Even though our days are filled with work, organizing – something, or simply keeping our help busy we take time to enjoy the view from our property, the sunsets and most of all the climate.[…]

Renovation in full swing

November 28th, 2010

Maestro Patricio and his crew worked hard over the past few weeks and progress is clearly visible! Our first bed room took on its intended form and the sala (living room) is closed off to the upstairs.[…]

Moving to our house

November 4th, 2010

We have a car! This time we spare the reader all the formalities involved…Happy to finally move to our house we also felt a little sad to leave our apartment and our friendly landlord Lola.[…]

News from Ecuador

September 28th, 2010

OUR BEGINNINGS IN ECUADOR Every day of the past few weeks was challenging and rewarding at the same time. As planned, we found a little apartment for the first month. It is close to the city center and having our own wireless Internet makes organizing so much easier. As many things here in southern Ecuador it ALMOST always works… FIRST VISIT TO OUR HOUSE Monica, the real estate lady that helped us find our new home took us to our house the second week we were here in Cuenca. Most of our property was the way we had left it […]

We have arrived!

September 16th, 2010

Update coming soon…

New Beginnings

August 25th, 2010

DEPARTURE Our flight leaves on September 1st, 2010! We depart from Seattle, WA in the morning and arrive in Quito at 11pm. The time difference to the west coast of the United States is only 3 hours – this will spare us from major jet lag! With only a few clothes and our toiletry bags in our suitcases, a laptop case slung over our shoulders, we try not to think of the ship, that holds our container with all our worldly belongings! ARRIVAL Getting through immigration and customs should only take a few minutes – unless they have several delayed […]