So you bought a house rather than build one?
Yes. The owner, a missionary, had put all his experiences with living in tropical climates into the building of the house. There are no roads from town to the bottom of Utila because the interior is so swampy, so like people, all building materials have to arrive by boat. The house is 2.5 stories, 4,750 square-feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a caretaker's house and a 160-foot dock with two-story thatched-roof palapa bar at the end. It has a 38,000-gallow cistern for collecting water, a water purifier and the house is powered by solar-, generator- and electrical-power. Being retired, I bypassed a one or two year building process and started living the island life almost immediately. As a foreigner, I'm allowed to own ¾ acres of land in Honduras, so since the lot is 2.5 acres, it was divided into three lots, one of which I own, and two of which are owned by a Honduran company I established.