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Solomon Landing
Saavedra Moalboal Cebu

Building a house in the philippines is a matter of time ...We found the photo to the left online and drew the plans our self a 566 sq ft small house a little biger that a two car grarage in the states .we have no skil saws only hand saws ...we do have elect drills and a few other elect tool like planners , ever thing is done by hand there is some pluss we act as our own contractor ...there is no building inspectors and there is no bank loan , we are ask offen when it will be done...
we answer when we out of money
build build build
start date was 10 sept 2015


10 june 2016 we still in the building but this will get cleaned up by 20 july i know

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19 feb 2016 ..168 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
This photo of what new here is we started the Kitchen that we belive will leave the smell of cooking dryed fish outside not inside

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15 feb 2016 ..158 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
This photo of what new here is we started the Kitchen that we belive will leave the smell of cooking dryed fish outside not inside

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12 feb 2016 ..155 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
This photo of what new here is we started the Kitchen that we belive will leave the smell of cooking dryed fish outside not inside


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4 feb 2016 ..150 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
This photo of what new here is the front and back have been closed in


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4 feb 2016 ..150 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
This photo of what new here is the front and back have been closed in


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20 Jan 2016 ..135 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
This photo of cottage we will build for long tern rental there is room for three looking at the photo and using the door as a scale i belive this is a 16ft front the roof over hangs the wall witch keeps the sun off preventing solar gain


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20 Jan 2016 ..135 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
The recess lighting boxs are being build ...these will go around the room all four walls


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20 Jan 2016 ..135 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
The recess lighting boxs are being build ...these will go around the room all four walls


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15 Jan 2016 ..130 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
The tile is finished in the living room 355 tiles .. its not realy white there is a brown swir in them ...


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11 Jan 2016 ..125 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
The New House we are building in Moalboal cebu starting the tile its not realy white there is a brown swir in them ...


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7 Jan 2016 ..120 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
The New House we are building in Moalboal cebu White Beach sits far back from the road ...we clear more of the land this week as the finishing inside the bed room goes on at snails pace ..like watching paint dry we never build like this again ...


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3 Jan 2016 ..115 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
We were at the new house this morrning 4 hours finishing up the Electrical we have lights now ...we will replace with a better fixture later...that is a LED bulb this is Mahogany wood thats their pine here its about a 1 USD per board ft


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31 Dec 2015 ..112 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
The front porch is poured of the guizbo is finished this morring


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31 Dec 2015 ..112 days in to building. that includes weekends that they do not work .
The roof of the guizbo front porch is finished this morring


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28 Dec 2015 ..109 days in to building..NO.rain here today .
The roof of the guizbo front porch is taking shape they started the sack-scak this morring
They will trim it after it gets it first rain that will flaten it down with headge clipper

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28 Dec 2015 ..109 days in to building..NO.rain here today .
The roof of the guizbo front porch is taking shape they started the sack-scak this morring
They will trim it after it gets it first rain that will flaten it down with headge clipper

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24 Dec 2015 ..105 days in to building..NO.rain here today .
The roof of the guizbo front porch is taking shape
We are our own contractor so we save haft on this house..IN THIS PHOTO the bamboo strips are ready on the guizbo are installed... next step add the roof a very time comsuming thing

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24 Dec 2015 ..105 days in to building..NO.rain here today .
The Carpenters here with Chisels getting this 2x6 notched for the legler board ..building the roof took 2 days

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24 Dec 2015 ..105 days in to building..NO.rain here today .
The Carpenters here with hand saw i took this photo to show you how hard it is to builds anything here ..these two men working a 8 hour day for a pay of 320 peso thats $6.87 USD a day for 8 hours

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19 Dec 2015 ..100 days in to building..rain here today .
Four concreat sq post have been poured for the front porch guizbo one post still has it wood form till monday you can see the guizbo in a big photo haft way down the page , I off set this a few feet so a motobike can pass to the left sence we own that land there

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19 Dec 2015 ..100 days in to building..rain here today .
The finishing inside in living room there only 8 feet to go in living room thats the safe in the wall covered in carboard , door here cost $84.00 USD

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19 Dec 2015 ..100 days in to building...
The finishing inside in living room there only 8 feet to go in living room thats the wall safe in the wall covered in carboard , door here cost $84.00 USD

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19 Dec 2015 ..100 days in to building...
The finishing around the front door has been compleated bottom of photo a orange comduit hang out this will be covered later with concreat it for the light on the front porch guizbo

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9 Dec 2015 ..91 days in to building...
The Sliding Glass Door and Window have been install, if i had know to start that the glass was going to be under 300USD i would have put more into the door a 8 ft door insted of a 6 ft door what im saying is all windows ,glass door and 4 skylight 300 usd and it seems that glass is cheeper than concreat

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9 Dec 2015..91 days
wall finishing on the inside begains ...this is like watching paint dry ..why well they only can do about 10 running ft a day and with 260 running feet i belve it take a month to finish the walls this is plasting with concreat about a inch thick then comes the tile to do that should take a week

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9 Dec 2015..91 days,in to building...
The outside as of a few days ago, theres has been two post build for the cover porch that be in next weeks photos we add two more men this week to try and get something done pay roll right now running about 150 usd
for 4 worker thats a 6 day work week 8 am till 5 pm

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My Moalboal cebu
27 NOV 2015
Day 77 in to building...
cement finshing begains on the outside as we knocking holes in the wall for the electical conduct and elect box inside

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My Moalboal cebu
27 NOV 2015
Day 77 in to building...
elect..we knocking holes in the wall for the electical conduct and elect box inside...monday we run the wires befor they plaster the walls

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My Moalboal cebu
23 NOV 2015
Day 73 in to building...
floors have been poured .. this photo taken at lunch it was compleat by 5 pm ..not so smooth but these floors will be tiled the floor 4 inch thick this their way of doing things

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My Moalboal cebu
23 NOV 2015
Day 73 in to building...
floors have been poured ..not so smooth but these floors will be tiled

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My Moalboal cebu

23 NOV 2015
Day 70 in to building...
windows frames have been finished ready for the glass co to come a put in the alum frame windows



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Our worker have not seen how to put molding on a door befor this photo put here to show them how a door should look ater finish

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My Moalboal cebu
14 NOV 2015
Day 62 in to building... here where we at in Moalboal Cebu ... SACK-SACK ROOF IS FINISHED 1286 pieces
ROOF CAP IS INSTALLED NOW ..but not show here .skylight have been tested thur one heave rain with no leaks


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My Moalboal cebu
14 NOV 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
Day 62 in to building... SACK-SACK ROOF can last more than 20 years and its a cool roof unlike a metal roof here where we at ... here in Moalboal Cebu ...Concreat block finished on the solar battery room i also will put the washing mach in there ...this was a add on room when i thought where we go to put all that junk


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14 NOV 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
Day 62 in to building... SACK-SACK ROOF can last more than 20 years and its a cool roof unlike a metal roof here where we at ... here in Moalboal Cebu ...house door are up so we can find the heght of the concreat floor yes it will be tiled
Mahogany wood door under 100 usd


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My Moalboal cebu
7 NOV 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
Day 58 in to building... here where we at ... here in Moalboal Cebu ...in high sack-sack hope to have this roof done by wed next week


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My Moalboal cebu
7 NOV 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
7 nov Day 58 in to building... here where we at ... here in Moalboal Cebu ...in high sack-sack hope to have this roof done by wed next week


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My Moalboal cebu
7 NOV 2015

here a photo of the skylight two days ago ...i had them move the one in the middle right by 16 inchs so it was not in the middle of the truss ...i had to go home and take a blood pressure pill


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My Moalboal cebu
7 NOV 2015

one of the skylights


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My Moalboal cebu
3 NOV 2015
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truck load of 4 skylights ..stainless sink,,toilets


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My Moalboal cebu
1 NOV 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
Found this photo on line of recessed lighting ...looks good to me and a good place to running wireing thur out house


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My Moalboal cebu
28 Oct 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
29 Oct a view inside befor stringer


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My Moalboal cebu
28 Oct 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
29 Oct installing the stringer for the bamboe rafter still to be trim to leanth


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My Moalboal cebu
28 Oct 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
29 Oct installing the stringer for the bamboe rafter still to be trim to leanth


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My Moalboal cebu
27 Oct 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
Building the truss on the ground then putting them togeather piece by piece up stairs ...putting in the 1/2 bolts...marking each piece befor taking it apart a inportance detail


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My Moalboal cebu
26 Oct 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
Photo taken sat 24 Oct ..we are on truss number three THIS MONDAY MORRING now only one more truss to go...of course the rafter on the right will be extened out on the wash room


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My Moalboal cebu
26 Oct 2015
MY MOALBOAL WONDERLAND CEBU PHILIPPINES
Photo taken sat 24 Oct ..we are on truss number three THIS MONDAY MORRING now only one more truss to go...of course the rafter on the right will be extened out on the wash room


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My Moalboal cebu
19 Oct 2015
We found this online and will try and follow it as a sample


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My Moalboal cebu
13 Oct 2015
New update on house we adding a 5 ft room on right side of house for washing mach and such like junk see it has small window on right ..some place to put xmass tree and junk but first the roof ...there will be door on right outside of house.. what looks like a swimming pool real is the water tank for the house where a pump will put the water to a water tower later


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My Moalboal cebu
22 Oct 2015
here in this photo they 4 block high on the right side of house


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My Moalboal cebu
22 Oct 2015
foundation was extened to make a small room for washing machine and storage room ..some where to put things like xmass tree and what ever


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My Moalboal cebu
22 Oct 2015
a load of sack sack some 300 pieces


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My Moalboal cebu
22 Oct 2015
a home make pulley to get 2x6x16 foot wood up in place ...made from a car aircompresser pulley ...it has a nice bearing ...we want a block and tacket ...nope dont seem to have any


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My Moalboal cebu
13 Oct 2015
starting the flooring the block did arrive so they finshed those 53 block so all concreat block are done on the main house with the exception of the bath room


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My Moalboal cebu
22 Oct 2015
a truck load of bamboo ...we will still need more for fences ...there is none available in moalboal ...we got this last sunday in dumjuge but had to order it a week ahead


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My Moalboal cebu
12 Oct 2015
We on the 13 roll of block now ..that as far as we go now some areas only have 12 rolls high so another order of block 56 each


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Cement Header pored above slideing glass door...this will have to stay covered up for a week ..my rules


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My Moalboal cebu
pore cement down the gaps to hold the frame in place we at 11 block high now...its like watching paint dry but worse we need 13 block high will be 9 ft


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Safe cement into the wall ...i drilled two hole each end ran out bolts an nuts ...bolts inbead in the cement you want NOT be able to pull it out stock photo of safe below...we covered the face with cardboard an tape...


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My Moalboal cebu
Day 23 of the project We have 21 thousand pesos of Mahogany wood 2x6 x16ft here for the house truss stacked up ...not trusting that our worker full under stand whats the drawing show.. we put this togeather out of a cardboard box ....red dots show 1/2 bolts..glue it together with hot glue gun...you might think this is not nessary but we all ready seen many mistakes like doors put in the wrong place ..windows left out and a window install where there was no window.on the plan..i can not just trust for that 20000 pesos of wood

This truss is 21 ft with a 10ft head thats in the US a 6-12 pitch meaning for ever 12 inchs it rises 6 inchs ...a bit steap to walk on most house in the states are 4-12 pitch


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My Moalboal cebu
Day 23 of the project door with frames with hinges installed piled up on the porch of our rental house we got stuff everwhere...sinks ..tolets and piles of tools under the dinning room table


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My Moalboal cebu
Day 23 of the project foundation for bathroom poured today and 4 inch pipe to septic tank installed thats a 4 ft run


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My Moalboal cebu
Day 23 of the project we now on roll 9 now of concreat block only a few more rolls tp go ...we have to have 13 blocks high will bring us to 9 ft


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My Moalboal cebu
Day 20 of the project we on roll 7 now using 6 bags of cement a today we reodered 200 more 6 inch blocks ..if we run out befor we get them we cement the floors while waiting ...We running out of block because we had resizes the house from 18 feet to 21 feet without increasing the block order


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My Moalboal cebu
Day 19 of the project we on roll 6 now using 9 bags of cement a day not so bad i would think concerting we spent three day geting that sepit tank in the ground


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My Moalboal cebu
28 sept day 16 of our project.
21 thousand pesos of Mahogany wood is here for the truss we stacked it up at Nester Brick..Yard to keep it safe They start the four roll of block now


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My Moalboal cebu
28 sept day 16 of our project.
we started the four roll of block and are adding linestome inside to build up floor


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My Moalboal cebu
26 sept day 15 of our project.
the floor plan


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My Moalboal cebu
26 sept day 15 of our project.
starting the concreat block there will be 13 rolls then the 2x6 truss and a poured concreat header around the truss


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My Moalboal cebu
24 sept day 14 of our project. sand sifter seems we high tec


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My Moalboal cebu
24 sept day 14 of our project. concreat poured for bedroom walls these wall will us 4 inch concreat block


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My Moalboal cebu
23 sept more loads of limestone day 13 of our project. we have had one rain day where we did not work


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My Moalboal cebu
23 sept finished the sipit tank


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My Moalboal cebu
21 sept digging the sipit tank


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My Moalboal cebu
19 sept concreat in findly jn the forms well all most we do need to pore more in 4 days the non load nearing walls in the middle of the house seem we used 25 bags of cement so far ...small photo of house at bottom is what we are building


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My Moalboal cebu
17 sept steel in the formes , we should pore concreat tomorrow


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The 1000 concreat block are here


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My Moalboal cebu Concreat forms all most installed they finsh in the morring We had been building these at our rental house ....now all most installed

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This is what we building first

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Copy of building permit

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Workman beganing to build sand sifting box ...note the us of hand saw.... in our years here... i only seen a Skil Circular Saw once in use. The river sand has small rocks in it and will have to be sifted by hand

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Two loads sand and two loads gravel 18 thousand pesos with the concrete form boxes for footer on left they are 16 inch w and 8 inchs high

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New construction office in work ...looking like we are in Tacloban...note the shade is NOT under the roof ...look like we have to wrap this in some of nice blue tarp ..getting ready for xmass ...and being colorfull..ill throw a few old motorbike tires on the roof ,,,learning from others here is what make it MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES 0

start date 10 sept 2015

house plans we where made to buy 12000 php... we never opened them 0