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Insulation of Homes in the Philippines

I have written in the past about the heat and also about construction techniques here in the Philippines. As I have mentioned most homes and most buildings are in the “Post and Beam” style of structure. That is concrete posts, or columns supporting concrete beams. This is the framework for the structural part of the building. Then the open area is filled in with 4 inch concrete hollow blocks. As we know,...

Building a House in the Philippines

  Many of us dream of building our own house in the Philippines. The first step is finding a lot. That is easy, there are Real Estate agents to help, sub-divisions all over or just drive the roads and look at the posted signs. You do need to keep in mind, there are some scams where people are selling lots with phony titles. You need to have someone to go to the government office and make sure the title is legal. You also...

Our New Home

As I mentioned in my last short post, we have moved to another house. First let me tell you about houses in the Philippines. Houses or homes here are in many different styles and building materials. I do not want to show photos so I do not embarrass anyone who might have lived in a poorer type construction. Houses here can be anything from a structure of woven fronds to a large masonry and modern home. There are “Nipa”...

I am Still Here

I apologize for not posting anything for a few weeks. The reason is that on February 28Th we moved. First it took a few days to organize the house, and then it took 2 weeks to get Internet access up and running. I will soon write about the new home and moving experiences. Please continue to come back and give the support you have all shown in the...