Yesterday, November12, 2010, we moved into our new house in Tigbauan, Iloilo. We just wanted to share our excitement. In some ways, the nine months of construction were a challenge (as our readers know!), but we are very, very pleased with our new house. For nine months Bob had to commute from our apartment to house construction site. For nine months we had to fight Iloilo City traffic day after day to make sure the workers had the materials they needed. Now that is over and we can relax and enjoy our house and our lives in this paradise.
Once we get settled in, we plan to reorganize our posts describing our project, but for now we’re going to relax and enjoy!
We bought quite a bit of furniture (shown above) during a recent Mandaue Foam sale.
Just because we moved in does not mean the house is done. We still have two workers, one a caretaker/yard worker. The other is our former foreman who is staying on building furniture, kitchen cabinets and wardrobes. For closets we decided to built 4′ x 8′ freestanding wardrobes “armoires” rather than built in closets. This allows the wardrobes to be built and finished outside the house and then moved in. The wardrobes will not need holes drilled in our brand new tile floors and can be moved about easily. We’ll have two in the “master’s bedroom” and one in each of the other three bedrooms. We’ll build them, as we’re building just about everything, of plantation-grown mahogany from Guimaras island. So, the work continues.
Bob and Carol