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Mary Ann's Tropical Building Page

This is the web site for the three villas that I built on Anguilla and the villa that I am renovating in St Barts (see Azu Villa Renovation Page), plus tropical construction tips and resources as well. These construction projects started in 1997, although land acquisition and architectural planning started in 1995. Every stage of the construction is recorded here.

We rent the villa in St Barts and the guest cottage in Anguilla (La Vanda) and the villa at the top of the Anguilla property (Mimosa), but we keep the beachfront house and pool for our own use. And we have created a name and web page for the overall completed property: Bellamare

For details on the main Anguilla beachfront house, visit the Residence Construction Page.

For the technology center, visit the "Clubhouse" Construction Page.

And finally, for the guest cottage, our first attempt at construction on Anguilla, visit the La Vanda Construction Page.

-- Mary Ann Green



Construction Tips

Friday, May 17, 2002   Permalink

More Cistern Information.

Dr. Thomas Payne writes:

Just wanted you to know that I have watched your progress with great interest. I have been searching for an affordable retirement home site for about 3 years. Initially had decided on Jamaica where I have made many friends over the last twenty years. Growing violence and unrest, however, killed this dream. Perhaps all the blind alleys I ventured into only to find poor titles that prevented my purchase of a piece of property were a blessing. Looked at Mexico, did not like the political climate. Finally, about to settle (I hope) on a piece of paradise on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

But I digress. In my ongoing searches and studies I located a very useful pamphlet on cisterns. It is produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. A long way from the tropics but it is full of a lot of material related to capacities, water consumption, cistern sizes and the gallons they hold, traps for catching the trash on your roof when it rains to prevent getting it into your cistern, etc. I got mine thru a friend who lives in Pennsylvania and works for the state. The publication is Special Circular 277. It is produced by Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences Cooperative Extension Service. I pass this on to you as I notice you get a lot of requests for cistern information and this may be of help to some. Thanks again for a helpful site.

Dr. Thomas C. Payne, 1128 Lamar Street, Dalton, GA 30721

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