Building a house in the Philippines. We built a house on Panay Island in the Philippines. We’ve documented our project with photos, text and building cost reports. This is the index to our posts. Keep in mind that we are not architects or engineers so don’t take our opinions as gospel. We been very open about things that went wrong and why. That may give the impression that we are unsatisfied with the house we built. Nothing could be further from the truth. We love our house and our life here. Yes, some things could have been done differently if we knew then what we know now. Isn’t that always the case? We are open about our missteps because we’d like to give our readers a chance to learn from our experiences.
We continue to update these posts to reflect our year to year experiences with the products, materials and designs we used in building the house almost four years ago. For example, our CAE faucet failed quickly, so we suggest getting another brand. Our Hunter ceiling fans are an unexpected disappointment. Our Pedrollo water pump has worked flawlessly so can recommend that brand.
Finally, in this narrative we sometimes express frustration with our construction crew. If they had a blog, we’re sure that they’d return the favor! Nonetheless, we feel real affection for our crew, and deeply appreciate their hard work, work which has given us a wonderful place to live out our years.