Wednesday, September 27, 2006

And now for some pics

This unassuming little house is located one block inland from the Hotel Parthenon, in what I assume is Barrio La Isla. The owner is from Roatan and she built the house for her son who apparently decided that Honduras is for the birds... the asking price is US$65,000.

It's certainly okay, and considering the fact that I have become a specialist in turning crap to cute, I would not immediately dismiss this choice, were it not for what I perceive to be a ridiculous price. Considering the size and sketchiness factor of the location, I would be inclined to offer something in the neighborhood of $30k for this little cottage.

(By the way, yes, those are indeed chickens in the foreground. We gotta get eggs for the crepe batter somewhere, right??)

These are condos (townhomes?) that were recently constructed across the street from that spendy little house. Per my realtor extraordinaire, they are currently going for "150-200."
As I indicated in the previous post, I didn't bother to ask her if that was in the thousands of dollars. I assume so, considering the fact that she never quoted a single thing in lempira.

I find these prices to be rather, uh, interesting.

The above is a shop right across from the central park in downtown. To my knowledge it is neither for sale nor lease at this moment, but I wanted to get some shots because my aunt tells me that she and others have long mused about how it would be a great spot for a restaurant. Apparently the space has seen quite a bit of turnover, so for all we know it may come vacant again in the near term.

It's not my ideal in terms of architecture, but it's a great location, and as you can (kind of) see from the photo, the land to the left is vacant, and it was speculated that perhaps I could enquire as to a lease for use as a patio area. (I am bound and determined to have an outdoor space, whether it be patio or champa [rooftop bar] such that I can employ my rusty container gardening skills onsite.)

By the way, it looks kind of small from the above pic, right? That's an illusion.
It's freakin' HUGE.


It also has parking.

Ho Hum.

I guess if we're hanging around for a number of months as has been recommended, we can wait to see if this place opens up.

It sure is ugly though, I gotta say...


At 7:58 PM, Blogger Liar_Liar said...

Looks a lot like home to me.

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Bound for Ceiba said...


Why, cuz you get an unlimited supply of avocados and a maid to wash your underwear???


At 8:50 PM, Blogger Bound for Ceiba said...


Do avocados (avocadoes?) require an "e" in the plural like potatoes and tomatoes?

This bit of trivia just occurred to me.

Nevermind, carry on...

At 9:17 AM, Blogger thephoenixnyc said...

Be careful of places that have seen high turnover, it may be for a good reason.

At 12:31 PM, Blogger Liar_Liar said...

i get unlimited avacados??

At 12:52 PM, Blogger Bound for Ceiba said...

Excellent point Phoenix.

LL, I can't believe you totally just misspelled avocado RIGHT AFTER I posted about the spelling!

At 8:12 PM, Blogger Liar_Liar said...

kicks ass huh???

At 10:03 PM, Blogger La Gringa said...

Parking? Now that is amazing.

No 'e' in avocados.

Good luck finding a maid. If you do, ask if she has a sister for me, too.


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