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What Does The Real Estate Market Learned From Cuba

If an investor wanted to construct a company, they must not focus on their project alone but they should also be proactive in helping create the industry they want to be a part of. First time visitors in Cuba will say that the best thing about the place is that they led a simple and passionate life. Maybe this is why many are venturing into in order to find someone they can share this simple life with. For a real estate agent, here are some of the best take away they can get on how to develop the real estate market of an economy that is just starting to bloom.

First is to develop and employ local workers. It does not matter where you wanted to invest, the main thing is to develop and improve the current ability of the local people. This is very essential in countries such as Cuba because they rarely are given the chance to have international mentorship. You can network with local vendors through a meet and greet in order to know more tradespeople.

The next thing to do is construct the infrastructure. It is common to see Cubans renting a room inside their own homes. This is a cheap alternative for people who wanted to travel in Cuba. Last year, 2.7 million tourists came to Cuba in just the first six months alone. These tourists know how expensive hotels are in the area thus they prefer this housing alternative. It is important to let the Cubans know how they can improve their properties in order for them to charge a bit more.

Business development is more effective if there is trust between the investor and the locals. United States and Cuba are known to have a very sensitive relationship therefore winning the hearts of the local is very important. You can start by donating to their local schools or organizations. Choose a location where you want to build something and it should be able to answer the needs of the locals.

Cuba is now starting to become more developed. More men, on the other hand, are trying their luck in meeting a Latina through while others venture straight to Cuba to see what destiny holds for them.

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Wall Art That Lives Now Being Offered By Famous Retailers In Maui

Studies recently conducted on people living in close proximity to green vegetation shows that people who can spend at least four hours a day with plants in the room will be able to be more productive and stress free. These are scientific studies done on the amount of oxygen required by human beings to sustain happy and stress-free lives. The most apparent ways to increase the presence around plants is to place these plants in close proximity like in rooms or in nearby open courtyards. But now a Maui based company, Green Wall designs is taking this to the next level by advocating and selling “works of living art” that can be “hung up” on walls.

This company was founded by three entrepreneurs from Maui itself and are the certified exclusive distributors for the Mobilane green wall systems. These systems have been patented in the Hawaii area. What’s special about these Mobilane systems is that the plants are grown in the wall itself, and give the appearance of wall art.

These Mobilane systems actually originate in the Netherlands and have been perfected for nearly 20 years before making their way to the Hawaii islands. It is a patented system that allows people to create vertical gardens similar the vertical jungle that is going to take centre stage soon in one of China’s crowded cities. These vertical gardens can be placed within the walls of a house or business as wall art and are generally built in such a way that they are easy to install and maintain. The key features of these systems is that they have irrigation systems that allow them to water the plants for about four weeks before having the reservoirs changed or refilled with water.

The systems that are placed indoors have another benefit, and that is they do not need to be hooked up to a wall socket to facilitate the irrigation process. They are completely self-sustaining. In this new age where climate awareness is becoming real and more people are accepting the fact that humans are ruining their world, this is a brilliant way to show that one cares about the environment and is willing to take steps to protect it.

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Street Artist And Activist Banksy Opens Hotel With ‘The Worst View In The World’

Anonymous street artist and political activist Banksy has generated headlines with his beautiful murals, lined with political messages and social commentary, which have made for some valuable and collectible Banksy prints.

Now, the anonymous artist and activist is making headlines once again, this time with a unique business venture, a hotel being advertised as having the ‘worst view in the world’.

The Walled Off Hotel, Banksy’s most recent venture, is located right next to the controversial Israeli separation barrier on Bethelem’s West Bank. Banksy himself has advertised it has having ‘the worst view in the world’, on top of its measly 10 rooms getting a mere 25 minutes of natural lighting from the sun a day.

The bleak-seeming hotel, placed right next to the controversial barrier that separates Israel from Palestine’s territories, is more than simply just another hotel. By its design and placement alone, it is strikingly clear that, like many those Banksy prints and murals that made them so famous, Banksy aims to make a statement with this hotel. With that in mind, the hotel offers a unique experience, being a mix of a hotel, museum, gallery and political protest rolled into one strategically placed building, and filled with the art and ideology of the Bristol-based anonymous street artist and activist.

The hotel is appropriately lavish for one of its kind, unorthodox as it may be, but filled with the expected style and design that is expected of Banksy. The halls are lined with art with a political message, such as a bust covered in clouds from a tear gas grenade. The hotel’s aesthetics possess a dystopian colonial theme, a subtle nod to Britain’s entanglements within the region. The expected reception and tea room provide a somewhat eerie take on the usual surroundings via a self-playing piano with an appropriately atmospheric, that is to say somewhat creepy, tune.

Inside is a museum showing off the art of the separation wall, and the history behind the wall, handled with the help of Gavin Grindon, a professor from Essex University, who expressed that bafflement is to be expected with the issue.

The hotel  is aimed at promoting dialogue about the wall and the Palestinians, with a gallery devoted to showcasing works from Palestine’s artists, the first of its kind in Bethelem, which is good for the artists, who find it hard to travel due to restrictions enforced via the military.

Hotel manager Wisam Salsaa, sees the hotel as a chance for Israeli to come into contact with Palestinians, and hopefully get rid of the old, offensive stereotyping common in rivaling neighbor countries.

Officially, the Walled Off Hotel is located in a site under the control of the Israeli military, but to get there, the route requires traveling through Palestine controlled territory.  This means that, for Israelis, staying at the hotel is legal, getting to it, somewhat less so.

Banksy’s reputation is expected to drive people to the hotel, which slated to bring tourism into the area, which has suffered due to the restrictions imposed by the Israeli government in order to keep out Palestinians.

Banksy made a statement, saying that it came to him, seeing as it had been a century since Britain took control of Palestine and made changes, which he says has lead to problems in current times. He said that it was an example of the UK making a big decision on the political scene recklessly, without considering the consequences of such a decision.

The hotel opened last March 20, and can be booked via the official website.

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