BUILDING YOUR HOME IN CHIRIQUI PROVINCE
|February 15, 2015||Posted by don under Uncategorized|
THIS COUNTRY HOME IS NOT FOR SALE.YOU CAN BUILD A HOME LIKE THIS for $42,000.My home was built in 6 months using local labor.Now 2 yrs old.
1800 SF.16 FT VAULTED CEILINGS,3 BR2BA.30X18 FT GREAT ROOM.AC,OAK CABINETS,GRANITE COUNTER TOPS.15X22 FT MASTER BR.
12×15 FT FLORIDA ROOM WITH JACUZZI.
PORCHES, CAR PORT,GRINGO WIRING SEALING PVC WINDOWS.HAND FORMED EIGHT FOOT HIGH STEEL ORNATE DOORS.OAK INTERIOR DOORS.
COST $50,000 INCLUDES 2000SQ MT OF LAND,ARCHITECT,PERMITS,SEPTIC,BRINGING IN LITES 340 MTS AND WATER 1000MTS.THE COST OF THE HOUSE ALONE WAS ABOUT $42,000.$24 per FT2 FIT AND FINISH?EXCELLENT.
Every bario has a master builder who can read plans and build a quality house.
If you build outside David and Boquete your costs fall off dramaticly.Pay your workers every week.Do not make a contract for a set price your builder will add 20% or more.Your labor costs will be much less if you pay each week.
.Read our article AVOID LABOR COURT.Draft a LABOR contract with each worker.Starting date most important.Pay his SS etc.if required.It is not that much.
Order and pay for material yourself so you know it has been paid.Your builder will give you a list each week.
Start building in jan. or feb.the dry season. If it rains,your workers will not work but you must pay them for that day.
It may seem a daunting task but I did it and enjoyed building my home where nothing was before.If you can not oversee construction there are retired expat builders here to help.
You can come and see if you like.Hope you find this helpful.
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