Friday, November 03, 2006

Our First Home!

Dinesh has just reached an agreement for rental home for Sam's House. Pictures have been posted below.

The house sits in the Bagar area of Pokhara, toward the north end of the city. It's situated in a residential area, a good distance from the main roads, so the children will have safe walkways and plenty of peace and quiet.

To get a better idea of the location, go to the Sam's House website and click on the "Nepal & Pokhara" link. Then click the link for the map of Pokhara. You'll be able to see Bagar toward the top of the map, near the confluence of the rivers. It's a very nice, peaceful area.

This home is owned by an ex-Gurkha soldier and his wife, and its style is fairly typical for Nepalis who have better income than most. As we mentioned in an earlier post, many ex-Gurkhas have invested their retirement pay almost exclusively in housing and land.

Dinesh says they are in walking distance to many stores, schools and a hospital. Best of all, the Rajbhandaris will not have to move as their house is less than a 5 minute walk.

This will be Sam's House for the next three years (hopefully), until we raise enough money to secure some land and build family-style homes.

Anyhow, this is a huge step and Dinesh is doing a wonderful job preparing everything for our opening in January 2007.

I'll post more pictures as they arrive.

Love, CB


Jells said...

Chris and Jen - congrats on the new house, it's beautiful. One step closer to opening day!

Sheila B said...

Awesome, it really is beautiful and I can already picture lots of kiddies running around.