Building in Ecuador

2015-019 Yep. It’s certainly been a while since I last posted. The reason being that over the last few weeks building has been a very large part of my life.

At the end of November we decided to purchase a small condo (about 325 sq ft) in the next town over from where I am currently living. No… not for me… yet.  My sweet daughter Jamie and her hubby Carlos will be moving in there as soon as it is finished. And it’s only twenty minutes away for me, so I’m really happy about that. Trips into the city will probably become less and less frequent. Whew! 🙂

You will recall last year I shared the process of building an extension on the house where my mom is living. The main building material used there was brick, and it took a couple of months to build. In the case of this condo, building started the first week of March, and after two months the whole two-story structure has been finished. Amazing, if you take into consideration they build two houses at a time.

This last month will be about all the “finishes:” floors (tiles in kitchen and bathrooms, bamboo flooring in the rest of the house), kitchen cabinets, bathroom tiles and fixtures, doors and closets.

So here are just a few pics of the process…

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015

March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

March 10, 2015

March 10, 2015

March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

May 1, 2015: All the plumbing and wiring are in, walls have been plastered, and painting has begun.

May 1, 2015: All the plumbing and electrical wiring are in, walls have been plastered, painting has begun, and windows are being put in.

And this is what the finished house will look like. Somewhat. Our house is actually located on the street side of the complex, so it has its own private entrance and front yard. Nice. 🙂


Other than the initial two-month delay (building should have started the beginning of January), I’m so happy there have been no mishaps in this process. Am really looking forward to having my dear daughter close by!


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  1. sandra
    Posted June 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    muy buena y útil su pagina. ah aqui en Ecuador , santo domingo tengo una sobrina y estoy deseando ir ella siempre me dice tía vente pero la situación aquí en Venezuela no esta muy estable , me alegra tener comunicacion virtual ah y no se ingles, lo leo mas omenos

  2. Leni Kristen-Schweiz
    Posted July 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Angie, qué rico leer las novedades sobre tus varios proyectos de construcción. I continue “following” you on this site – así por lo menos me entero de algunas novedades de allí.
    Espero ver personalmente el “guest room” en la casa de tu Mamá en Guayllabamba un día!!! ;-))
    Un saludo y abrazos para ti y la Oma!!! Leni

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