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dougtamjj
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May 20, 2021 7:04 pm  

@boomerpapa Not recommending this at all but we have a friend in the rainforest who built a little house with her two daughters completely off grid and nary a permit. 

 


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jaldeborgh
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May 23, 2021 4:55 am  
Posted by: @dougtamjj

@boomerpapa Not recommending this at all but we have a friend in the rainforest who built a little house with her two daughters completely off grid and nary a permit. 

 

Do you know if this would create a problem if/when they go to sell the property?  I some states this would get flagged and become a huge issue when selling a property. 


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rewired
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May 23, 2021 8:42 am  

@jaldeborgh

It will become a big problem if it's ever discovered by our reported to DPNR.

There's a partially completed concrete building behind the Domino Club (aka, the drinking pig) on Mahogany Road.

My understanding is that construction was ordered halted by DPNR years ago because it wasn't permitted and inspected.

It's illegal to live in a house without a certificate of occupancy (CO), and DPNR could get a Court order to make someone leave the house until the CO is issued (after missing inspections are completed).

I'm not an attorney, but my understanding is that confirming that a CO has been issued (and that taxes have been paid) are part of the clearance process at the Lieutenant Governor's office before a transfer can occur.

I guess, in theory, someone could build and live in an unpermitted house as long as they never sell it (and they aren't discovered it reported to DPNR), but it seems to me it would be more stressful and expensive than just dealing with the bureaucracy and getting it permitted...


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BoomerPapa
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April 16, 2022 2:43 pm  

Time for my PVM!!!! Coming in SCX on April 19th.  Going to look for land and if it is the right fit.  Looking at prices on food, Cistern prices, septic tanks, equip. rental prices, ect.

Does Home Depot sell the required systems?


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daveb722
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April 16, 2022 9:40 pm  

@boomerpapa nope, you'll have to find a GC


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BoomerPapa
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April 17, 2022 4:42 am  

I know they sell them in Oregon so that is why I asked

 


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Gator's Mom
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April 17, 2022 7:22 am  

It is quite the boom time for home building in STX as you'll see in a couple of days.  Lots of competition for limited supplies. 

I know some island folks who are working with a company called Bauhu that is selling hurricane resistant factory built modular homes in the VI now. 

Bauhu designer modular homes (bauhuhomes.com)

Kind of interesting.


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rewired
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April 17, 2022 7:28 am  

@boomerpapa

PM me when you get here if you'd like. I haven't been here nearly as long as many of the others but I do live in the area you seem interested in (west end north of Mahogany Road).


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BoomerPapa
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April 18, 2022 12:32 pm  

will do and thank you so much.

Did look at the Bauhu Homes web-site, just wonder what the price is per sq ft.  Do they have a plant in SCX?  If they do I will go to the plant and see it for myself.  Thank you Gator!


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daveb722
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April 19, 2022 8:21 am  

@boomerpapa I hate to be the guy that does this, but it's STX, not SCX


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Gator's Mom
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April 19, 2022 8:49 am  

We contacted Bauhu. They supposedly have a vendor in the VI to assist. The price of a 2/2 1100 square foot cottage model is @$180,000+ inclusive of fixtures.  Don't know if that price includes shipping.

You would have to purchase land, do land prep, build driveway, cistern, and then electric particularly if you'd want solar. Permits and engineering, too.

Models are shipped to the VI ready to assemble. There is no plant on this very small island. We were told assembly may be in PR.

I would anticipate $300-$500K++ all in depending upon personal choices.


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BoomerPapa
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April 19, 2022 1:37 pm  

@daveb722 LMAO  Getting old I guess thx


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BoomerPapa
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April 19, 2022 1:44 pm  

@gators_mom Sounds like the only thing you save is time and not sure about rust with it almost all build out of steel. Hmm.

But it would still wise to talk to them

 


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