Casa de los Abuelos (house of the grandparents) is in a growing neighborhood in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. Barra de Navidad is a little beach town on the southern Pacific Mexican coast, about 125 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. This three-bedroom, red-painted rental offers a green version of beach-front, small-town living.
Owners Bob and Wanda Jones say that installing and setting up their solar panel system was a challenge, but now they are getting 6 kilowatts of sun-power per day. "Power usage must be careful to make the most of what we generate off the panels," they say. Their back-up energy comes from a bank of batteries that can last up to two days with smart power use. Despite the hard work it took to start the solar project, the Joneses now are looking forward to adding more panels and increasing their energy self-sufficiency.
While you’re enjoying the solar power, the Joneses say their guests should also take time to drink in the local culture. “[Spend] time in the evenings shopping, eating out, and watching how old Mexico still operates,” they suggest. Similarly, the couple likes to spend the time they have at Casa de los Abuelos “eating at the streetside restaurants with the locals and dining out.” They also like stretching out under the home’s palapa, swimming in the pool, and combing the miles of beaches.
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