Kim is available to take your dream of a house in Nicaragua all the way from design to build to live. He has now built or started eleven houses and casitas in the area and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in environmental and passive cooling design, construction in concrete, steel, wood, stone, green building methods, and permaculture integration. In January 2107, we started building a home for the owners of the development on Lot #1.
As he puts it- my philosophy is to design functional and aesthetic, value-built homes that work well with the land and local climate. First, I consider the build site’s predominant weather patterns and resources and how a design will fit the climate and use passive cooling principals. The house must also fit the needs of the client’s lifestyle and of the landscape and any natural features, like slopes, trees, and views. Then I choose the best materials that perform the function, look good and are the best value for the cost and long term maintenance and durability. Design and material choice relates to minimizing the environmental foot print both with the build and the long term operation of the house. Lastly, I have the best crew around and have worked with them since the beginning, nearly 6 years now.
Have a look at the pages on Hip-e Habitat that show some of the houses we have done and contact us for details.