Good for you.
(sherwood Park, AB, Ca. firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have been to Costa Rica many years ago and did some tours
but what your doing sounds great. I'd be interested in the Agent you used to find such a house, sounds a great deal and the way to get to know the locals and language.
Living in cold cold Alberta where the snow lays for months that sounds and ideal spot to pass the winter away. Will be following your trip and costs. Sarchi is one place I remember well, they make and paint the most beautiful carts.