The dollar is plummeting against the kronor right now. It is 6.672 today. As you saw, I transferred money from the US recently at 6.888.
When you are dealing with house-buildingly large amounts of cash, the difference between 6.672 and 6.888 is quite a lot.
Fortunately, I've bought the land and have no immediate expenditures. I will be following the website www.oanda.com for the Kronor's progress, and try to move money at an advantageous time.
It's not enough to build a house. No- I have to build it in another country, with a different language, and different currency. And on an island.
Ah well, no pain, no gain, as they say!!