In his quest to find his place of solace, there were many ups and downs.
First there had to be funding, and then learning the foreign tax system, getting through a language-translation hurdle... while separated by thousands of miles.
Next he needed a support system: Angel investors. Lawyers for the accountants. And hoes in different area codes.
Finally, he needed a plan. Enter, F-I-R-E: Financial Independence, Retire Early. Once that was in place, all that's needed from there was just a steady stream of execution.
Step by step, bit by bit, we went to work. First we carved out a square foundation in the volcano, got the materials, went to work and after dressing it up, now we're in paradise, baby. First floor includes multi-unit bathrooms, electricity, warm showers and the best view in the world from the back porch - WiFi and kitchen included. Eventually the 2nd (and 3rd) floor will afford some more space to live and have private spaces for guests simultaneously. I shall call it "Roca de Durazno".