Kamal Mouzawak, the founder of Beirut's twice-weekly farmers' market Souk el Tayeb, and Rabih Kayrouz, a Lebanese fashion designer, bartered for their vacation home in Batroun, about 25 miles northeast of Beirut. In exchange for a 10-year lease, they renovated the building for around $100,000. The large front door is rarely used. Mr. Mouzawak and Mr. Kayrouz prefer that guests enter and leave through the kitchen door to the left of this entrance.
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