Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job, packing up your entire life, and moving to paradise, to work a zero hour work week? How many times have you woken up in the morning and dreaded going to work so badly, that you’ve contemplated calling it quits, selling everything you own and moving to an island? Well, that’s pretty much exactly what Nadine Hays Pisani and her husband Rob did, except they moved to Costa Rica, which isn’t an island. In her popular book, Happier than a Billionaire, Pisani tells her story of moving to Costa Rica and figuring out to life and enjoy life in the tiny Central American country.
Pisani writes her story of risking it all to follow her dream of living in Costa Rica. Happier than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week is a lighthearted narrative of one couple’s experience with moving to a foreign country where they don’t speak the language, figuring out how to survive and piece together the mysteries of even simple tasks, along with the unplanned adventures that arise while living in the tropics. Nadine Pisani and her husband did what many people talk about doing, but few actually follow through with. Packing up and moving to another country is quite a challenge, and even with proper planning, there are always unforeseen incidents that pop up along the way. Pisani writes about these events and is able to laugh at the many complications and zany experiences that she and her husband have during their relocation and acclimation process.
Since moving to Costa Rica four years ago, Pisani has been blogging about her life in Costa Rica on her popular blog by the same name. Pisani and her husband gladly traded in their office jobs and careers back home to dive head first into a life of adventure in tropical Costa Rica, known as the happiest country in the world. Happier than a Billionaire chronicles their adventures with wacky neighbors, which it turns out exist everywhere in the world, the red tape and bureaucracy of Costa Rica’s socialized government, and the unpredictability of life in Costa Rica. Despite all the problems and oddities that come with living in Costa Rica, Pisani and her husband are still living quite happily in Costa Rica and have no regrets or plans of moving back to the United States.
While living in Costa Rica may not be for everyone, Happier than a Billionaire is a great read to see if you have the courage to do what Pisani and many others have done. The book gives insight to the daily struggles and joys of living in a Central American country and helps paint a picture of what life may be like if you do end up making good on your promise to quit your job and move to the tropics. While Happier than a Billionaire is a narrative of the Pisani’s move it is not a guide book intended to help you relocate, step by step. If, after reading the book you decide that moving to Costa Rica is something you’d be interested in, you’ll still want to do some research about how to go about moving to Costa Rica. Please contact us with any questions about finding a condo or home in paradise.