Cost of Setting Up House in Cuenca (High-end and Budget)
Video showing appliances and furniture prices and why we built our furniture.
What's It Like to Live in an Ecuadorian Neighborhood, for Us
We still live in the same neighborhood after four-plus years because well, we have a great rent price, plus we know our neighbors now and they are great people. We might be the only gringos in our neighborhood but we've lived here for so long now that you couldn't tell; we don't stand out in anyway. Everyone watches out for each other in our neighborhood.
Why the water and food is better than in North America. There's no need to use anything special but clean water on the produce in Cuenca, Ecuador and YES, you can eat the lettuce in restaurants.
Where Do I Put the Garbage & How Much Does It Cost?
Cuenca Ecuador has one the most efficient garbage pickups we've ever experienced. Click the article to find out the ins and outs of garbage pick up in Cuenca.
Read this article to find out the nitty-gritty of heating your home during those chilly days and mornings.
Taking a Shower Using an 'On Demand Water Heater"
BASICS of Using the Gas Calefon Water Heaters
In this video Brandon talks about the "on demand" hot water heaters and what makes them tick. They do have some quirks.
$300 Berkey Water System for $20 Dollars in Ecuador
How We Filter Fluoride & Heavy Metals in the Drinking Water
When we found out there was Fluoride (YUCK) in Cuenca's Water we did something about it. This system works great for us and we're a family of five. Step by step how to set up the Berkey system above and attach the fluoride filters.
Do They Add Artificial Fluoride to the Drinking Water in Cuenca? After reading the studies, we don't think they do, UNLESS something has changed between now and then. Ecuador adds artificial fluoride to the salt, NOT the drinking water! There are small amounts of natural fluoride in the water and if you are concerned about it you can filter it out; we do.
Here Is the House We Rent in Cuenca Ecuador for $250
We've been living in Cuenca for four-plus years now. We still rent in the same house for $250.
Homemade Dark Roast Peanut Butter - Peanuts Grown in Ecuador
Once you taste the freshness of homemade PB, you'll never want to go back to the jarred stuff again. Seriously.
Homemade Coconut Milk - Coconuts Grown in Ecuador
Coconut milk is VERY nutritious and taste great. You won't believe how simple it is to make. It won't last long in the fridge.