Building the Cheap, Ecuadorian Way

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“Damn, I feel like a slave owner…”

…I thought as I watched my team of 4 Ecuadorians work on a property of mine this week on the coast of Ecuador.

I mean, it was hot, and they were heaving bags of cement and stuff, my eyeballs were sweating just watching ’em but I was in fact paying them to do work they chose to do. But I still felt like a slave owner, don’t know why.

Chances are, once you find your dream property in Ecuador, it will still need a bit of work.

In Ecuador, there are two basic ways locals build or remodel a property.

More expensive way: You can hire an architect and they can draw up the plans for you from scratch, hire a building team and manage the project quoting you one price at the beginning for the whole project.


Less expensive (cheaper) way: Find some local “albaniles”, that’s the Ecuadorian term for “builders”or “handyman” and build and manage your own team, and for HVAC and plumbing systems, they can get servicesa via to work on this field.

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Where can you find them?

While building home plumber plays a huge role in it. There are many reasons to rent a plumber. you’ll be within the process of building a replacement home and have now reached the phase where the plumbing must be installed. otherwise you might be tackling a transforming project and you would like a reputable plumber to maneuver plumbing to a replacement area or install plumbing to accommodate new fixtures.

A third scenario which may find you in need of a plumber is when your plumbing needs repair. during this instance, the necessity for a plumber is quite likely an emergency, or it could become one soon. thanks to the urgent nature of this scenario, it’s easy to overlook the necessity to seek out a reputable plumber who does quality work. this will be a costly mistake in terms of not only money but also additional inconveniences if the plumber wasn’t well versed within the trade.

The Local Plumber Australia company have expert plumber. They also offer a good sort of services. These include those that immediately come to mind like installing new plumbing systems for brand spanking new houses, fixing leaky faucets and other repairs, and unclogging sinks, tubs, and toilets. it’s going to come as a surprise, however, to find out that plumbers must also skills to read blueprints correctly. additionally , a plumber might even be the person to make the blueprints since a plumber are going to be conscious of the applicable codes.

So how much do they charge in Ecuador?

The average going rate for an “albanil” or “maestro” in Ecuador is $120 for a full-time work week (5 days, 8 hrs a day), as of in April of 2012 as I write this.

But to see quick results I recommend, from personal experience, to not pay by the week or by the day and instead to pay by breaking the project up into steps negotiating a price to pay upon the completion of each step.

Overall, hiring an architect or building company is recommended if you aren’t going to be present, or if you’re building from scratch, while the second option is good if you will be present and would like to micro-manage and be a little more hands-on.

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