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Anybody know about building a simple house in the Philippines?

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Anybody know about building a house in the Philippines?

I'm building a simple farmhouse for my in-laws, who are currently squatters on government land.

20x30 ft

concrete slab foundation

concrete block walls

metal roof on wood trusses

I need info on designs, materials, labor, etc. to complete up a cost estiimate. Any help would be appreciated by both me and the in-laws.

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Find a forum for expats living in the PI. I can find one later if you like. I'm at work now.


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i hear 3 little pigs construction is hit or miss. make sure you don't get the one that believe in straw construction.


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Approximately $3k, all inclusive of windows, doors and so forth. This is anecdotal information from a former State Department colleague posted in the PI, that married there. The local family needs to organize this effort; otherwise it will cost 3 times that, if you attempt to organize it yourself.

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i hear 3 little pigs construction is hit or miss. make sure you don't get the one that believe in straw construction.

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depends on where you build it. in the outskirts or in the country. flat land or hilly? lumber is hard to come by in some areas . Manila, Luzon,Olongapo, no problem , but other areas are challenging to say the least. we have built 2 over the years and the costs were very different so look at several local contractors and see what they say. then do it yourself. i have plans for a 24x30 , 24x36, and 24x40 . you dont want to go more than 24' wide. my engineer is licensed in manila and he has all the requirements in a package . you can get it from the juristiction where you build. AL :thumbs:


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Approximately $3k, all inclusive of windows, doors and so forth. This is anecdotal information from a former State Department colleague posted in the PI, that married there. The local family needs to organize this effort; otherwise it will cost 3 times that, if you attempt to organize it yourself.

All the best.

Thanks, that's in the same ballpark as my current estimate.

Sorry Gary, still haven't heard from Nancy :unsure:

Thanks Jim, anything she can help with will be appreciated. I'm getting bits and pieces of info from my in-laws and other people and putting it all together. I'll get there one way or another. :help:

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