In this video, Milton Hutto shares his thoughts on expats building a house in Puerto Armuelles.
Milton Hutto is an expat from North Carolina who lives in Puerto Armuelles, Panama.
Over the past few years, he has built 2 houses and 1 hotel in Puerto Armuelles.
Here is the video, transcribed
Betsy: Hi, Milton.
Milton: Good morning.
Betsy: I know that you have built a house or two and also this hotel, which we’re seeing in the background, Heavenly’s Hotel
What do you have to say about building a house here, for expats?
Milton: Building is relatively pretty easy.
The process of getting it done is not that bad. If you find you a good contractor, it’s a really smooth process.
Materials are very available to the standard. A lot of it’s not gonna be to American standard, but the standard’s good for where you’re at.
Betsy: Thank you very much, Milton.
Milton: You’re welcome. Thank you.
About Building Materials In Panama
Concrete, along with M2 panels and Plycem, is the main building material Milton uses to build in Panama.
Concrete homes are typically the easiest and cheapest houses to build here. My husband Reyn, recently wrote about why cement is a good way to build in Panama.
But there are other materials you can use to build your house. Click on the links below for more about each.
Reyn also wrote a post with 6 questions to ask about the construction materials to use for your house in Panama.
Please share your thoughts and experiences building houses in Panama.