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Joseph Bowersmith

Joseph Bowersmith


About Me
I am a retired 60 year old male married to my wife Belinda. We live in Jinotega Nicaragua in a house that we built. We have 3 dogs for companionship and security.

My hobby is collecting and growing orchids. I acquire my orchids from fallen or downed trees. Some of my best finds have been when the Electric company is cutting down trees for new lines.

We retired to Nicaragua not because we love it here but because we can afford to live here at our comfort level.
Where I’m From
Denver, Colorado, USA
Where I Live Now
Jinotega, Nicaragua
Areas of Contribution
Nicaragua

Community Q & A Questions Answered

The cost of living in Nicaragua depends on the level you desire to maintain. If you desire to eat food of the same quality you're used to in the US, you're going to be paying probably about 75% of US cost. If you want to live and eat food more on the local... Read More
Three years ago, for a property a little bit out of the town of Jinotega, I paid about US $6,000 for a 120 by 112 foot lot (about a quarter of an acre), and then the house cost me around $30,000 to build, including labor and all building materials, such as local b... Read More
We live here in Jinotega, in the more mountainous, northern area of Nicaragua, and where there is not the larger concentration of expats that you can find elsewhere in the country.  For me, retiring in Nicaragua is a love - hate relationship. I love the l... Read More
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We have been in Nicaragua since 2006 and it has been 11+ years of frustration and work. It has never been boring. The past year has felt different. There was a feeling of increased tension happening that we were beginning to notice. We at first thought it was resista... Read More

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