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Casa Viva FAQ's:
Are there any services
included when renting Casa Viva?
The staff is available during regular working hours to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you want them to prepare all your meals and shop for you, that can be arranged once you are there. Just tell them what you like and what you don’t like and they will take care of you. Staff know all the fishermen in town and can get extraordinary fresh fish, shellfish and if the time of the year is right, including fresh lobster caught in the rocks right in front of Casa Viva! You will have to pay for the groceries as well as a fee to staff for their extra time and extra work in preparing any additional meals.
What kind of groceries
can we get in Troncones?
Buy all you need, since Casa Viva has 3 full refrigerators. Food will not go to waste.
Locally in Troncones there are several corner stores that carry the basics. Eggs, milk, cheese, cereal, some fruits and vegetables, water, beer and drinks as well as local junk food (chips, Twinkies, ice cream, etc.) are available at these stores. Staff can help you get some fresh fish, lobster and other seafood from the local fishermen if you want to grill it yourself at Casa Viva’s outdoor clay grill (estufa lorena).
If taking a cab from Airport, the driver will know where the Commercial Mexicana is and will stop and wait for you while you shop. A nice tip of $100 pesos will be a good show.
|Why did you call it Casa Viva? Casa Viva is named “The Living House” because of the nature in which it was built. As we worked on the plans for the project, the term “como una casa viva” (like a living home or house alive) kept being repeated as we discussed the buildings, materials, techniques, flow and energy of the space.
The private and common spaces were created with nature and life in mind. All wood used in Casa Viva is either precious woods reclaimed from the area, found on the beach as driftwood or in the local forests as fallen timber. Walls are made from Cob, a mix of sand, local clay and straw to create a strong, warm and natural enclosure. The roofs are made of palm leaves thatched together to make a natural sealant from the elements. Each Casita has its own garden and organic fruits and vegetables are grown in season. Casa Viva comes alive through this combination of natural materials, a sense of living in harmony with nature and a respect for nature, paying tribute to the natural surrounding, the ocean, the sand, the sun and the plants and animals that make this a beautiful place to visit.
What about meals?
What about Washing
What about Surfing? Troncones has Plenty of great surfing. We don't have boards you can use, but, we recommend that all surfing trips start with Anne Remmers and Michael Linn of ISAMEXICO. They can provide classes for beginners to tours for experts. Go to www.isamexico.com for more information.
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