Castle03 @ May 15th, 2018

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Puerto Rico Beauty

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As you know by now that, ‘Hurricane Maria’ has been regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Puerto Rico. Plus, the other islands as well.   As per a Wikipedia article, that this was the tenth-most intense ‘Atlantic’ hurricane on record and the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide of 2017.   Maria was the thirteenth named storm and the deadliest storm of the hyperactive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

At its peak, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across the northeastern Caribbean, compounding recovery efforts in the areas of the Leeward Islands already struck by Hurricane Irma.   Maria was the third consecutive major hurricane to threaten the Leeward Islands in a two weeks span.

Sandcastle Developers reached out to some of the people there, especially relative of our CTO.   Many, are interested but because of the devastation and so much debris that there is no way that we can get through.

We are going to wait and keep a close eye and once we get the go ahead we will revisit them.   Hopefully, we can come up with a plan to help.   In the meanwhile, I like to show you the actual design that the Sandcastle Developer’s CTO created.   The 2-story house will be on several sustainable fiberglass composite pilings.

Here’s our finish front-back view design on a 60′ x 60′ house property on a land measuring 75′ x 75′.

Front View

This is the front part of the house with open steps.

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If you don’t want open steps we can added the close steps.

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Back View

Since this design is for a 2-story house we can add two decks fenced in using glass.   This way you can enjoy the view of the bay.   We can also add steps for easy access to the back.

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These are the measurements and total cost, but by the time this design is realized the cost would have changed..

This is the first floor and what you are seeing here is the floor truss, and this is the beginning of the foundation.   The round part is where the actual house will sit.   The color dots are the pilings.   By looking at the diagram you can see the color that corresponds to the price and size.

The ‘red dots’ is for the back deck, ‘black dots’ is the front of the house.   Even though we are building a modular house with this design you can make the front look like a regular house.

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On this image, it shows the round part of the modular construction subfloor.   Once, the truss is complete then you add your subfloor making it (5/8 or 3/4″ thick) over the truss.

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Now, add the subfloor for the front part of the house.   This is the addition that is added to make your roundhouse look more traditional.

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As you can see the back deck will be put in place.   Plus, we added the front door entrance with steps.

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Here, you can see that we added the front subfloor with open concept kitchen design.   Plus, we added a back deck table with chairs on the right and on the left, we added a jacuzzi.

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Puerto Rico Devastation