We are a bilingual, bicultural family of 4 living between midcoast Maine and the southwest coast of the Dominican Republic.
We built our family home in 2009 in Heuris' little town of Paraiso, and have alternated between living in it and renting it out since then. Right now we're based in the States on the Maine coast, in Lindsay's hometown, which we love, especially in the summer and fall. But we miss our Paraiso! The southwest of the DR remains as much a home to us as Maine.
Here in the US, Heuris can't live without his bachata, salsa and merengue, and our kids can't get enough of our homemade arroz con habichuelas (Dominican rice and beans). We keep Paraiso close to us in as many ways as we can, and love to help bring it alive to folks who rent our home down there.