Bicol Philippines –

This post includes pics from the beginning of construction thru January 2019.


Home is on Luzon (most northern of the 3 island groups), between Legazpi and Tabaco City.  It is in the region of Bicol.


Maria finally got our orchid to bloom. Transplanting from the wild can be tricky
second floor veranda
Maria’s Orchid and Driftwood living sculpture

Anahaw palm – used for our third floor roofing


Construction is ferro-cement with all concrete mixed, wheelbarrowed and poured by hand.

second and third floor construction
second floor construction
view of Mayon from third floor after typhoon
stairs to third floor
third floor anahaw roof from inside

First floor entry
third floor – party floor
second floor under construction
early construction


view of first and second floor
3rd floor
second floor

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