Opt-out Clause for Building Code Exemption — 2 Comments

  1. I’m new to this…My family left me a small part/parcel of land in a family owned compound in Cabo Rojo, Boqueron, Puerto Rico..There’s enough area to build both a cob and/or straw bale house on the property…Due to last years hurricane Maria, I wonder what codes I have to worry about now, old or new as the island recovers from disaster…Much of the raw materials should be easily available or at minimal cost on site or nearby..Myself and other family kin are waiting for our lawyer in PR to survey and map out the areas to be divided by us…It would be a labor of love for me…As soon as I can proceed, I will be crating and shipping vital power and other tools I own now to start…I live in NYC, but expect to spend a lot of time there…My grown children will have complete access at will,…Boqueron Beach is just a few minutes away…Any helpful thoughts on this would be much appreciated…Thank You JM…!!!

    • Choose materials like earthbags that can withstand heavy wind and rain so future storms don’t wipe out all your hard work. Research Disaster Resistant buildings, roof overhangs, storm shutters, flood height, ventilation in the tropics, passive cooling, etc.

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