We are moving into an apartment right next door to our host family (it is literally 8 steps door to door). We adore the family whom with we have been living, so we seized the chance when this apartment came up for rent. The apartment is owned by our grandparents who live upstairs, so we will be surrounded by family. They told us to bang on the roof with a broom if we ever need anything.
In true Tico fashion, our grandparents are willing to share and help new friends. They are lending us a nice bed and a washing machine and dishes and other things to settle us in. We bought a tiny gas oven and a mini fridge (our first appliance purchases ever!). It has been 16 months since we had our own place, and we are really looking forward to having a little home of our own.