After arriving in Costa Rica, it took about 2 hours to get through customs, immigration, and pick up our rental car. Just in time to meet our realtors at a McDonald’s about 10 minutes away from the hotel.
We discussed how much land we want (3-10 acres) for how much ($20-100k) and in what areas. They gave us a list of 6 regions to check out on our own before bringing them along to see actual property for sale.
We’re on our way to Costa Rica to finish up our residency paperwork and start looking at land for sale. But first we stop overnight in Fort Lauderdale to break up the travel time.
Everything Explained Video:
Almost a year after giving birth abroad in Costa Rica, Hudson finally received his second passport. He is now officially a dual citizen of both the United States and Costa Rica!
Our Birth Abroad Series:
We’ve tried way too many vlogging cameras. The RX100 V was the closest thing to a perfect camera, but it lacked an external microphone jack and that stabilization just wasn’t good enough to justify $1000 dollars.
So we’re back to our trusty Canon 70D. Arguably still the best all around camera 4 years after it’s release, but just a little too bulky to carry around all the time. I set out to fix that problem with a belt clip camera holster and Rode Video Micro microphone zip tied to the side!
Stuff you saw in the video:
Canon 70D – http://amzn.to/2jHjBGF
The Belt Clip Holster – http://amzn.to/2jHOICn
The Wind Muff – http://amzn.to/2jH2sNi
The Microphone – http://amzn.to/2iT2s8O
The Shorter Pin – http://amzn.to/2iT6rm9
The Lens Cap – http://amzn.to/2iSXnxm
A virtual tour of our upcoming cargo trailer to tiny house/RV/camper conversion. Included is a full kitchen, Murphy bed with dining table built in, fold out shower, and expanding bathroom wall!
I designed the model in Fusion 360, a free program I think anyone interested in making things should learn, so I’m thinking about making a crash course video series.
Notify me when the Fusion 360 course is available!
We spent an afternoon baby proofing our living room for Hudson. We used two 192″ Regalo fences with gates to block off the living room along with furniture straps for the TV and table.
The Long Fence/Gate We Used:
The Furniture Straps:
Huge thanks to Izzy Swan for letting us interview him! In this “Maker Spotlight” we discuss rustic furniture, CAD, CNC’s and 3D printers in the shop, and how Izzy is turning YouTube into a full blown business.
Clips featured in this video:
Folding Table – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SInTre-iJAY
Bowl Turning on Table Saw – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHRhh11rWs
Impossible Bench – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp-nI92yNWM
Drill Powered Spindle Sander – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TfiihSlJcE
Walking Dinosaur – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcccj4P727U
Table Saw Lathe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp5n7SpzGLE
23 Minutes of Raw Interview:
http://patreon.com/mikeandlauren (requires $1/mo subscription)