About Barefoot

Barefoot Builders is a building company based out of the small beach community of Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. We are dedicated to providing our clients with quality, american standard homes at a good price in a efficient time frame.

Head Contractor and Founder, Ben Love, originally studied Anthropology at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, thus encouraging his thirst for travel and experiencing new cultures.  This hunger to explore, brought Ben to Nicaragua where he successfully opened and operated several businesses, honing his Spanish and negotiating skills, and meeting valuable contacts within the construction world. His time here has made him incredibly resourceful, an undervalued attribute that can only be attained after years of experience in a third world country such as Nicaragua where American convenience like Home Depot’s are just a dream of the future.

Head Contractor, Ben Love, working with his crew in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua.

Head Contractor, Ben Love, working with his crew in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua.

Ben worked construction in most of his twenties in Chicago and Colorado and has brought his knowledge, energy, optimism and creativity to his designs and team, collaborating with them in the exploration of different ways of building, that only locals in the tropics would know, mixed with American finished quality.  It is a beautiful symmetry to see the combined effort of two cultures learning from each other to complete a project in the most efficient, productive way and a continuation of Ben’s initial passion of anthropology and love for building.


      • Our goal is to provide a trustworthy service and building projects of the utmost quality, completed in a timely fashion for our clients within the Southern Nicaragua area.


      • We are a  small construction company specializing in creative homes, big or small, that are finished, bug proof, stylish and comfortable.  We operate with an experienced crew and complete the project in a sensible amount of time with weekly updates to keep our valued clients in the loop.  We also consult every step of the way on initial infrastructure which often need to be addressed in rural developments in this still developing country.


    •  Finding a contractor in a third world country can be a daunting task, especially for those who don’t speak Spanish.  We are here to bridge the gap, and make building easy for our clients; while keeping it affordable.  We are also the first of it’s kind in this area and proud to keep the tradition going.


        If you are ready to go and looking for how to get started with your build, click below on our Step by Step page for a play by play look at our building process.


Contact us with any questions or comments!  info@nicabuilders.com