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[*] posted on 8-15-2011 at 08:43 PM


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let's say $1.50/block times 1000 = $1500. you're gonna tell me it's $38.5 g's to lay 1000 block (per the quote above).

yeah, i am missing something. should i re-read the entire post?


as you state in your sig... it MUST be great livin' in your own world! :lol:
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[*] posted on 8-15-2011 at 08:51 PM


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let's say $1.50/block times 1000 = $1500. you're gonna tell me it's $38.5 g's to lay 1000 block (per the quote above).

yeah, i am missing something. should i re-read the entire post?


as you state in your sig... it MUST be great livin' in your own world! :lol:



drf, your world is beyond most folks comprehension.
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[*] posted on 8-15-2011 at 09:16 PM


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drf, your world is beyond most folks comprehension.


Oddjob (Baja1943) while I'm honored to be on your 'hit list', the discussion is percieved building costs. Got any experience?
(see you in Off-Topic. Show some class)
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[*] posted on 8-15-2011 at 09:40 PM


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Here's what I've seen happen many times around here (and From previous personal experience):

A person has sticker shock when they're told about building costs so they opt for the trailer.
They invest in A decent size but not brand new trailer= $12,000-15,000.
Build a concrete pad, maybe a few walls and a Palapa= $15,000.
Septic system, tinaco for water storage and a couple of solar panels and batteries $3000-4000 +.
They realize they need a bodega for storage= $8,000-10,000.
They get tired of bumping their elbows while showering and they build a little bathroom/shower= $5000-10,000.

Now they've invested close to $50,000 in the 20 year trailer and the water pump goes out, the fridge stops working and they've replaced the water heater for the 3rd time and they still have a 20 year old trailer...

As the assistant financial officer of a casa currently under construction, I'd say Bob's figure is little lower than I would have estimated. Sand and gravel and water deliveries to the jobsite? Storage for your block and bags of cement during construction? Transportation of your materials? These are examples of the "extras" that add to you labor and materials estimates. The cost of Social Security for the workers will really surprise you. As Bob mentioned, tack on $10,000-12,000 for an Environmental Impact Study depending on your location.

But when you're finally finished, you've got a casa.


$10,000-12,000 for an Environmental Impact Study...really? Tell me that's pesos please....!
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[*] posted on 8-16-2011 at 05:44 AM


no kidding....:O i still can't believe it!



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[*] posted on 8-17-2011 at 08:50 AM


ALso, don't use copper and that will save a bundle.

While your in Kansas, get PEX tubing, fittings and the tool. Or use CPVC, for your wather.
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[*] posted on 8-17-2011 at 09:02 AM
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ALso, don't use copper and that will save a bundle.

While your in Kansas, get PEX tubing, fittings and the tool. Or use CPVC, for your wather.





I second the use of PEX and PEX fittings, no solder, no glue. Just snaps together. Get a few rolls of 3/4" and do the plumbing by yourself. You can get creative and use blue for cold water and red for hot water. It will save you a ton of $$$ doing the plumbing yourself...........another suggestion: If at all possible NEVER run any plumbing (supply or drain/waste) under a concrete slab!!!




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[*] posted on 8-17-2011 at 11:44 AM


Here is a name of a local contractor, maybe he can help. I know nothing about him, only meet him for 2 minutes and he gave me his card.

Juan Antonio Lopez
615 159 8714
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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 11:31 AM


Thanks for all the input everyone. I already have a trailer under the palapa. My wooden shed for storage is eaten up by the termites. So I figured that I would replace the shed with a concrete structure that I would also able to stay in when down there. But seeing that the price is going to be a little more than I envisioned, maybe I will see about having two steel shipping containers brought in and used for storage. Maybe I can get two 40 foot shipping containers in La Paz or Ensenada and transported down?
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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 12:23 PM


Loretenos, are you/we able to get cargo-shipping containers there? It was talked about on Nomads prolly a year ago. Maybe in Puerto San Carlos! Imagine what you could do with an acetyline torch?! Casa Cargo. Anyone? Gracias. Tio
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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 12:52 PM


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Casa Cargo.


Casa Convection Oven...maybe.
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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 01:01 PM


I would not live in the shipping containers.... just use them for storage etc.. Living in a shipping container down in San Lucas during the summer would be nuts....
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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 01:26 PM
thinking in- 'n out- side the (shipping container) box...


http://inhabitat.com/containers-of-hope-cool-costa-rican-shi...

http://inhabitat.com/sunset-idea-house-hybrid-architectures-...

http://inhabitat.com/mattel-designer-builds-gorgeous-turquoi...




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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 02:49 PM


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Casa Cargo.


Casa Convection Oven...maybe.


even for just storage, even under an expensive palapa cover ... Dennis is exactly right. Your chit will melt.
Without the living component ... your concrete storage structure could be done way cheap.

[Edited on 8-20-2011 by drarroyo]
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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 03:20 PM


Industrial grade insulation would still not overcome summers in San Bruno? Thanks Mulegena, I loved those cc's--container casas. Could you bury them in the ground? SW Indians & early settlers evolved different styles of living quarters dealing with heat & bad weather. You're right--block but it retains heat, too. Willy & I met that builder--give him call. Good luck. Tio
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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 06:22 PM


last summer i was inside a couple of containers in mulege

they are actually cooler than you think

these were shipped from longbeach CA and ran about $3500 DELIVERED

i would think these would be a great house idea




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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 07:14 PM


You go, Gringo! Tio
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[*] posted on 8-20-2011 at 08:23 PM


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last summer i was inside a couple of containers in mulege

they are actually cooler than you think



Yea!! where are all the first hand accounts of how wonderful these steel boxes are in the baja sun? :lol::lol:
I see them everywhere :lol:
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[*] posted on 8-28-2011 at 08:34 AM


Quote:
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last summer i was inside a couple of containers in mulege

they are actually cooler than you think

these were shipped from longbeach CA and ran about $3500 DELIVERED

i would think these would be a great house idea


Hello. Do you have/can get the contact information of the company where these containers can be purchased and shipped?
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