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Old 09-03-2010   #16 (permalink)
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Congratulations to you and Rob,

Please keep us informed of the whole process of building, arguing with the contractor, delays, unexpected costs, etc. You know, the fun stuff that makes you appreciate the house more when it's finally done.

**When is the build expected to be completed??

Good luck, Timm.
We would like to be done by Christmas of next year but, as our plans involve multiple structures, we are building in phases and paying for it as we are able. It may take longer.

Or not.
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nice!!! whats the name of the area?
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Congratulations! that's a dream come true, good luck with all
the process
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Congrats Michele! I'll be excited to follow along, learn as you go, and hopefully write this same story for myself one day. Good luck in everything
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Building in Mexico

I had hoped to be able to post an update before now but life somehow got in the way. Lots of progress being made on site as you will see from the photo update. One big surprise since our last blog entry...a dry cenote was uncovered near (but not in) the shallow end of the pool. The opening has been enlarged a bit for ease of entry and an open space has been found that could be suitable for use as a fun subterranean reading area or meditation room. A wine cellar was suggested but I think the heat and the humidity will not be suitable for keeping wine at a consistently cool temperature. From this opening there is a tunnel that runs out quite a distance, out past the boundaries of the lot. One of the workmen has climbed through quite a way but there is a drop off that will require bringing in a ladder of sorts if they are to investigate any further. It's pretty neat but not as cool as the cenote that the builder, Jeff, has at his house. I'll post some pictures of that soon....

Read more here.....

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So the building being put up in the pictures is of your house not your friend's house right??
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So the building being put up in the pictures is of your house not your friend's house right??
Correct. Right down the street from our lot.

Can't wait to get going!
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Old 10-08-2010   #26 (permalink)
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What Lies Beneath.....

So, I though you all might like to see what some of the cenotes look like that have been found in our little Xpu Ha neighborhood. This is the cenote that is on Jeff's lot. He is Mitch and Sev's builder and has completed several homes in the same enclave. His experience dealing with his own cenote has given him invaluable insight as to what they can bring to the process....the good and the bad. With his own property, be decided to make the cenote a real center-point for the back yard plan. As you can see, the pool is built around it with the entertainment palapa (that's a fancy word for bar) serving as an observation point and entry point.

When the opening was found, it was considerably smaller. Jeff decided to enlarge the entry point in order to build a staircase down into the cave. The cavern has been dug out slowly over time and sand brought in to make paths and a more comfortable sitting areas. One of the nicest features is a waterfall created by a recirculating pump which keeps the water in the cave fresh and algae free. It is incredibly dramatic.

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Amazing and gorgeous to have something like that in your backyard you're very lucky to be able to live in such a gorgeous area.
Can't wait to see more pics of your cenote and what you do with it.
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WOW!!! That is their backyard and pool! That looks like a pool at a resort. They must have a huge property!! The building with the open walkway in the middle is that their house?
Simply beautiful!!
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Wow, absolutely amazing. Just beautiful.
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Building in Mexico - Mitch and Sev - Part 3

I was super curious about how the dry cenote was looking now that it had been opened up a bit, so Mitch and I took a trip down to the job site. A few decisions needed to be made about the retaining wall for the cenote stairs and the "jumping platform" at the end of the pool. Sev had worked up some new drawings that Jeff would need to move forward. Lots of progress made in the past week. It's really starting to look like a house now!

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