Yesterday Daniel Camal ( our building constructor) arranged for a surveyor ( Kendrick, accompanied by his two assistants) to come over to Ambergris Caye from Belize City to exactly define and mark out the boundaries of the one of our two plots that we are going to build our house on.
Markers were in place when we bought the land 4 years ago but we could not be certain that they have not been moved during the intervening years. The survey would also enable us to be confident that the posts that have been ‘planted’ to define where the house is going to be built . Very pleased to report that they were.
This done I am now able to share with you the plot plan that Strukture Architects Limited produced for us which shows where our house will be built in relation to the plot.
As you can see , the house will only take up just over 10% of the plot which leaves a substantial landscaping task for Rose and I . We have some initial ideas but need to decide if we are going to have a swimming pool installed during the house build ( or make this decision at a later date) to fully determine how we will make use of the remaining land . What types of trees and shrubs? Where to place them? One thing we have decided on which is that we are going to endeavour to create the effect of a shaded courtyard quite close to the house on the lagoon side. Somewhere to take the Kindle to – along with an ice cold drink- when the temperature is at its hottest.