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Derek Ferguson’s 18,000-square-foot modernist home, tucked into a rainforest-covered hillside in Costa Rica, has an infinity pool, an airy modern kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a Pacific bay. From his house, which he shares with his fiancée, he sees no neighbors, though he can easily spot breaching humpback whales, four types of monkeys and scarlet macaws, among the many species inhabiting the intensely biodiverse Osa Peninsula.

The price of Ferguson’s luxurious lifestyle in such a remote location is being his own power company: He produces all his own electricity through solar panels and gets water from a well connected to a spring.

Here, Laura Gurdian Heinsohn and Derek Ferguson are pictured in the living room of their home, Casa Torcida, with three of their nine dogs and a rescue monkey, Countess Rango de Mango von Kilo, aka Rang.

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Live off the grid: 10 remote homes for sale

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