Building your new home in Belize, the Good, Bad and Ugly that can and will happen.

Oh my god ! A real beach !

Time goes on and the final “finishing touches” of the house are slowly happening. Our builder Nelson Montalvo ordered the correct “replacement” window for the kitchen, six panels opening outward, from his supplier. They should arrive soon and get that major issue finally fixed.

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Still the wrong window, and granite counter waiting to be installed.

We have added some fencing to our original plan, utilizing the “Finish Line Bayco” plastic wire we brought down from Oregon. This will finalize completing the fencing of our entire property. We chose a combination of fencing that isn’t obnoxious, doesn’t really block views, but does in fact state “enter if you have permission”.

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Bayco fencing completing the security area (and dog containment).

We have multiple gates around our property for our neighbors and friends to come in to visit, or easy exit for us to our most beautiful beach.

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View from the Pyrates Cabana, new fencing and gate.

For security we do have multiple levels, starting with the fencing, graduating to our CCTV cameras and alarms.

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Infrared Security Cameras installed high and dry.

And then we have our newest addition to our security system, enter Calypso, our new female Rottweiler.

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Property signs 😉 

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GDIT ….Guard Dog in Training…Calypso…(hungry) Female Rottweiler.

 

Now I would like to continue with my highlights of Belize Quality Builders, with an intro for Martin Galvez. martin is a local Contractor/Builder who I hired to make my awesome from iron gate, and three smaller iron gates. Martin recently built multiple homes down the road on the lagoon, and has started building a friends home in Amik kil Ha, the fantastic development up the road from us. Martin and his crew can build any kind of home structure you have in mind, from wood and concrete to steel, and his finished product is excellent.

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My Pirate electronic gate built by Martin Galvez.

 

Anyone interested in building here in Belize should contact one of our highly qualified and experienced builder/contractors, and martin certainly is on this list.

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Sorry..kind of dark. House being built here in Maya Beach by Martin Galvez Construction.

You can contact Martin at email-smardan@live.com

Messenger- @martin.galvez

 

And so, another day, another accomplishment or three. It’s always a good idea to start off your day with inspiration, today ?

Mimosa’s ! 😉 on the deck.

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Great news…I have started the first (of many) edits of this blog for my soon to be published book. “Building your new house in Belize, the Good, Bad and Ugly”.

It should be finished and released for sale by December holidays, so keep an eye out for it. If you have been following this blog, the book will have some added important info and checklists, including my list of only the best and most honest builders in Belize, and contact info.

Till next time,

ARRRRR !

Gary …The Pirate

 

 

 

 

 

 

About storiesbygary

I am a Freelance Writer / Photographer, writing travel related articles for international magazines, blogs and websites and my own published books.
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