Building In The Bahamas

Jonathan B. Gans shares his experiences building in the Bahamas, creating his own one-of-a-kind home from the ground up.



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"Most people here build with cement block, and no one around want this kind of job."
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The finished home is ample reward, but a lot of challenges were met before the story could be written.
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We installed four sliding glass doors and 18 windows.
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"Nothing get built which no hurricane going to blow down."
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The "back yard," a nice place to sit and savor the view.
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Map of the Bahamas.
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Diagram of the floor plan for Gans Bahama home.
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When water and Charlie were both on site, the pace of construction sped to a crawl.
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The rock shower bath, yet another adventure in contracting.
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Diagram of the form detail for Gans Bahama home.
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