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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, August 01, 2003   Permalink

What About Earthquakes?

Dan Koch wrote:

I am researching tropical home construction, and found your website. I have to say that the books you show don't deal with earthquakes, which is a real danger in many tropical areas (altho I don't believe in our location). I would not want, for example, to build a house in San Jose CR, out of masonry, due to this problem. Please advise. Thank you, Dan

Dan
You are right. I didn't design for earthquakes. I'm more interested in hurricanes although we could have an earthquake here. I have found that the tropics are all slightly different. You really need to know local conditions for the area you want to build.
Mary Ann

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