We are essentially going from a three-bedroom basic lodging establishment to a five-suite orchard lodge chock full of awesome amenities, plus our own new house. We are adding amenities like the Observation Tower with 360 degree views of the mountains, ocean, volcanoes and our one acre orchards. We are also building new covered porch and grill area, perfect for our minuvida dinners having breakfast outdoors, or to do some grilling during your stay. We are also building a yoga studio/multipurpose room for yoga, quiet space to relax and read, or for group gathering events like movie nights and board games.
The above shows the living room expansion, which will have a wood-burning fireplace as well as the Observation Tower. Further to the left is a glass corridor connection to our future home.
To give you an overview of the entire project, to the right is our property plan. Everything in red is new construction. A new parking lot and entrance for guests with paths to the new recreational area (yoga studio/grill area at top of image), and to the new entrance at the lower right of the image.
João and I are busy getting the grounds ready for showtime. We are busy getting our garden ready and full of yummy fruits and veggies. We are also shaping the landscaping of the property, carving bamboo paths to make way for our outdoor solar shower (!) as well as transplanting plants around the property and better organizing the overall layout.