Building gives you the
best bang for the buck. Unfortunately, like everywhere else, it is the
most prone to problems. You will need a good architect and general contractor
to speed the process through.
You yourself must check at least once per day on progress or it will
go astray. Example, I was building a palapa hut (grass hut) in my back
yard with a bar for visiting guests. I wanted a tiled floor that was
slightly sloped in various directions so that when it rains, the water
stays out of the bar area. I also put in plumbing/drainage for a bar
sink and put oversize hoses in the cement to accept cablevue, internet,
and electricity. The hoses come up under the bar and run to various places
around the outside of the house. The purpose here is flexibility.
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The finished palapa hut in my back yard. When a new friend arrives from a different country they are allowed to put their national flag in the bar.