We have another friend living on the overhang of the cabin next to ours. We haven’t really made a formal introduction. We just tend to give him his space and let him take care of a few bugs. From what I can find searching on the internet he is a Golden Orb Spider. His body is about one and a half inches long.
Next is a picture of the front of our home, it is difficult to get a good picture from the front because there are several tangerine trees directly in front of the cabin. In the picture there are two cabins with an open area covered by a roof between the two. You can see the tables and chairs in the open area. This is where we would typically eat our meals when we were here in the past with a large team. Since there are just the four of us we eat in the cabin. We are in cabina dos, the second cabin, it is on the right side of the picture.
This is the view from our front door, with one of the tangerine trees about fifteen feet from our doorstep.