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Cuenca Expat Apartment Tour & Interview with La’Asha (Article)

Hola, everyone! Today, we’re thrilled to embark on an exciting journey with La’Asha, a vibrant expat and remote worker from Dallas, Texas, currently making her home in the heart of Cuenca. Join us as La’Asha graciously opens the doors to her cozy haven and shares her experiences living in this beautiful Ecuadorian city.

Apartment Tour

Kitchen Delight

La’Asha kicks off the tour, showcasing her kitchen with ample cabinet space. The stove, strategically placed on top, adds a functional touch.

Living Room Bliss

Navigating to the living room, La’Asha points out a delightful nook with plans for cushions, offering a scenic view of the mountains. Her balcony, a favorite spot, provides an even better perspective of the stunning landscape and overlooks some key parts of Cuenca. 


The tour continues into the restroom, where La’Asha highlights her unique washer-dryer combo—a space-saving and convenient feature. 

Comfortable Bedroom

Entering the bedroom, La’Asha expresses gratitude for the thoughtful furnishings provided by her landlord. The comfort of the bed and the abundance of cabinet space make this area a true sanctuary. The high ceilings were a key factor in La’Asha choosing this apartment. 


The interview starts with Esteban, YapaTree’s rental facilitator, expressing gratitude for getting to know La’Asha better. La’Asha, in turn, shares her motivations for choosing Cuenca for a new adventure.

Seamless Remote Work

La’Asha, working remotely as a CRM administrator, shares her seamless transition to working from Cuenca. The stability of her online work allows her to manage administrative tasks without disruptions. 

Factors Influencing the Move

The decision to move to Cuenca was influenced by the friendly people, pleasant weather, and the cost of living. La’Asha highlights the stark contrast in weather between Texas and Cuenca, making the move a refreshing change.

Coping with Blackouts

Discussing the current electricity challenges in Ecuador, La’Asha shares her strategy for dealing with blackouts. A nearby coffee shop becomes her refuge during these situations, ensuring continuity in her remote work. Note, the drought that was responsible for the power shortages has since ended and there are no more power issues in Cuenca. 

Transition for La’Asha’s Mother

La’Asha reflects on her retired mother’s positive transition, particularly enjoying the mercado experience and the cultural shift in grocery shopping.

Apartment Selection Criteria

La’Asha explains her preference for tall-ceilinged apartments, reminiscent of her previous living spaces in the U.S. The central location in the historical center and the quiet ambiance contribute to her enjoyment of the space. 

Living Close but Not Too Close

La’Asha shares the rationale behind choosing apartments just a block away from her mother. This decision strikes the right balance between closeness and maintaining personal space – a balance they’ve previously struggled to obtain. 

Value and Cost of Living

Discussing the value and cost of living, La’Asha acknowledges her bias as someone coming from the U.S. However, she emphasizes that the cost of living in Cuenca aligns with her expectations and provides a fulfilling quality of life that aligns with her expectations. 

Favorite Features

Apart from the high ceilings, La’Asha expresses gratitude for the brand-new washer-dryer combo, a seemingly small detail that significantly contributes to her daily comfort.

Positive Living Environment

The abundance of light and an open layout create a positive living environment for La’Asha, making her space inviting for guests and conducive to remote work.

Cultural Experiences

While adjusting to the local food has been a slight culture shock, La’Asha appreciates the uniqueness of Ecuadorian cuisine. Learning Spanish remains a work in progress but adds to her cultural immersion. 

YapaTree Real Estate Experience

La’Asha, having been a leasing agent previously, commends Esteban for his thorough knowledge and assistance beyond the usual scope. She values the seamless experience in securing her apartment.

La’Asha’s Recommendation

In closing, La’Asha wholeheartedly recommends Cuenca, emphasizing its amenities, friendly community, and the absence of unnecessary hassles. She invites others to explore this wonderful city.

Thank you, La’Asha, for sharing your Cuenca experience with us! If you’re considering a move to Cuenca, check out YapaTree’s listings for your perfect home. Ciao for now!


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