The SpaceI have long collected art and my architect designed house with its tunnels and niches well suits my collection of art and textiles. We are also a small lavender farm and continue to grow fruit and vegetables, while Isabel raises cuyes. Guest AccessYour guest room, either of 2 bathrooms, living room, dining area, outdoor patio, work station for internent access and tea / coffee making. We also have a good collection of tourism materials to help you plan your activities and routes. The house is all on one level, although there is a roof terrace should you like to check out the view of Cotopaxi volcano. Should you arrive by car there is parking at the rear and we can provide clear driving instructions. Do not count on GPS alone.. Interaction with GuestsUsually I will be on site to help you and will socialize if you wish. If not my housekeeper, Isabel, will help you. For excursions, Fernando is my driver and will also help you. Excursions are at additional cost. We also can do pickups in Latacunga for those arriving by bus. The NeighborhoodThis is a rural area with a group of small farms nearby. Nearby there are dairy cattle, sheep, llamas, alpacas, pigs, burros, horses, chickens, and geese. Many people grow alfalfa and there are a few plastic greenhouses. In the village is a health centre (free service), a group of schools, church, central park, a few convenience stores and a few small cafes for breakfasts and lunches, tipico style. Getting AroundTaxi service from Latacunga to Casa Bonita is $5 one way. Taxis can be requested for reverse. From Poalo you can also get a caminata (truck "bus") to Saqusili, Latacunga and Pujili. Prices generally between 50 cents to $1 a person. However, we also offer directly pick-up services in Latacunga at the same price as the taxi, usually requesting that guests get off at El Mall if coming from Quito. In addition we have a number of times taken people on private excurisons to Latacunga, Pujili, Saquisili, Tigua, Quilotoa, Cotopaxi National Park, Banos and to LaMana. Other Things to NoteWe have 3 dogs on site, all friendly although they need to be introduced to you. One dog, a small one, Reina, usually lives in the house. In addition, should you need dinners, these can be arranged at a modest cost. We are not located next to restaurants, although tipico lunches can be purchased in the village and restaurants are found in Pujili and Latacunga. Occasionally guests have bought groceries and requested use of the kitchen. At times this can be arranged.