Kids House Construction Costs

Kids’ House Construction Costs

FINAL UPDATE 9/14/15:  Final cost of the house constructino is 115,080 ($2,501 USD at 46 exchange rate).   $2,101 was taken from the donations subscribers made to the channel’s operating expenses (our Paypal Donation button for services rendered) and Michell and I have have donated $400. You can track the donations that have come in thus far  HERE

UPDATE 8/27/15:  Total cost thus far is 109,689 pesos ($2,369 USD at 46.5 exchange rate).  Subscribers have donated $1,969  and Michell and I have donated $400.  You can track the donations that have come in thus far  HERE

UPDATE 7/17/15:  Total cost thus far is 99.574 ($2,237 USD  @ 44.5 exchange rate).  Subscribers have donated $1,842 and Michell and I have donated $390.  You can track the donations that have come in so far HERE.

 

House Construction Costs as of 6.15.15

The house is coming along quite well, and we’ve finally gotten a stock list of all the items that have been purchased and labor costs to post up.  We had originally raised $1,180 for the house build (back when we thought it was going to just be a nipa house) and Michell and I also had donated $200, bringing the total to $1,380.  At present exchange that is about 61,000 pesos.  We have gone over that and we still have about a weeks labor left, so we are going to open up the donation drive again.  We are looking for about $500 to cover the cost of another week labor, water fittings for the CR and a few other things that they’ll need.  We also have a secret donor (hi, mom and dad) who will be adding something of their own.  After we get the $500, we will shut down the drive.

NOTE:  If you are reading this and click on the Paypal donation button and it says “Donation Drive is Over!,” only donate if you feel like giving to our operating expenses as that means we have already reached our goal.

All individual donations can be tracked at our website here!

 

House Construction Costs

Total Stock Costs: 53,679

Total Labor Costs: 14,200

Gasoline, Red Horse, Karaoke, Canvassing: 400

                                                 Grand Total:  68,079

 

Itemized Purchases and Outlays:

Initial Stock

May 31 – June 2

Cement                        30 bags            220      6600
Rebar 10mmx6M        15                    107      1605
Plywood ¼                  47                    305      5185 
Corr Roof Panel          26                    195      5070  26 x10 Sen Superlume VM
Hollow block #4         400                  8          3200

    Coco Lumber

3x4x10                        6                      190         1140               
2x4x10                        20                    126.5      2530
2x3x10                        30                    95           2850   
2x2x10                        80                    63.3       5066
Nail #4                        3                      48          144
Nail #2.5                     3                      53          159
Nylon #70                   1 roll                90         90
G.I Tie Wire #18         1 KG               58          58
Sand and Gravel        150 bags           25        3,750
Stock Transport                                                 750

TOTAL                   38,197

 

More Stock June 4

Hollow block            100                  8          800
3X4X10                      4                      190      760
2X4X10                      4                      126      504
2x4X12                       4                      152      608
Nail #1                         2 kg                 60        120
Nail #4                        2 kg                 48        96
Umbrella Nails            3 kg                 80        200

                                         TOTAL                 3,027

RUNNING TOTAL 41,224

 

LABOR

Workers are getting paid around 325 pesos per day.

Two days pay 2600 (1300 each day) June 1-2 for four workers.

Four days pay 5200 (1300 each day for 4 workers) June 3-6

Total Labor six days: 7,800

 

More Stocks June 9, 2015

Corr Roof Panel          5                      234      1170  26 x12 Sen Superlume VM
Nail #4                        3kls                  48        144
Elastoseal                    1can                 22        225
Plain Sheet #24           3 rolls           200      600
2x3x13                        11 pcs              123      1358
2x3x12                        15 pcs              114      1710

                                                   TOTAL: 5,372                      

RUNNING TOTAL: 54,396

 

More Stocks June 10, 2015

Hollow blocks             100pcs             8                      800
Cement                        7 bags              225                  1645
Nail #1                            3kg                  55                    165
Nail #2                           2kg                  55                    110
Umbrella Nail#2 ½     2kg                  75                    150
Cement                        3 bags              225                  705

                                                                        Total:  3,575

RUNNING TOTAL:  57,971

Labor Cash Advance of 2,000 June 10

 

More Stocks June 11, 2015

Corr Roof Panel            4                      156                  624  8” Sen Superlume VM
Corr Roof Panel            1                      235                  235  12”  Superlume VM
Umbrella Nail #2 ½     1kg                   75                    75
Elastoseal ¼ ct            1can                 125                  125

                                                                        Total: 1,058

RUNNING TOTAL: 61,029

 

More Stocks June 13, 2015

Gravel                         20 bags            20                    400
Sand                            10 Bags           15                    150

                                                                          Total: 550

Labor Cash Advance of 4,600 June 13

Electrical Connection:  1,500

Gasoline, canvassing, Red Horse, karaoke 400

                                                      RUNNING TOTAL:  68,079

 

June 15, 2015

Cement                        10 bags            222                  2,220
10mmX6m rebar         7 pcs              103                  721
Sand                            30 bags            15                    450
Gravel                         20 bags            20                    400
Tricycle fare                                                                 150
Breaker                        1 pc                 311                    311
Screw med.                 2 pcs                20                    40

                                                            TOTAL:          4292

 

TOTAL: 72,371

 

June 17, 2015

Pipe 3×10                    1 pc                                         385
Pipe 2×10                    1 pc                                         185
Elbow 3×90                 1 pc                                        42
Elbow 2×90                 1 pc                                        23
PVC Tee 3×2              1 pc                                         69
Pipe Blue                     1 pc                                        53
Elbow Plain                 1 pc                                        25
PVC Tee Pln               1 pc                                         9.50
Faucet                         1 pc                                         69.50
Pipe 2×10                    1 pc                                         185
PE Tee CTS                1 pc                                         85
Floor Drain                  1 pc                                       49.50
PVC Adaptor              1 pc                                         7.50
Concrete Nail #3         1 kg                                         80
Concrete Nail #4         1 kg                                         80

                                                            TOTAL:          1,507

 

 

Labor (Cash Advance) of 2,000

TOTAL: 75,878

 

June 18, 2015

Pipe 50mm                  1 pc                 880                  880
Superlume 10’ (Sen)   1 pc                 195                  195
Door w/ Lever             1pc                  1,300               1,300
PVC Clean out #3       1 pc                 32.50               32.50
2x4x8 Lumber             5 pcs              240                 1,200
Stikwell Glue              1 pc                 40                     40
Multicab Fee                                                                50

                                                            TOTAL:          2,622.50

 

 

TOTAL: 78,500.50

 

June 22, 2015

Plywood                      5 pcs                302                  1,510
S4S 2x3x8                   5 pcs                182                  910
S4S 2x2x8                   2 pcs                132                  264
Toilet Bowl                 1 pc                 650                  650
Cement                        4 bags              225                  900
Plywood                      1 pc                 318                  318
Hardiflex                     1 pc                 458                  458
PVC Elbow                 1 pc                 23                    23
Hardi Nail                   ¼ kg                90                    22.50
CW Nail #1                 1 kg                 58                    58
Concrete Nail  #4        1 kg                 100                  100
Wood Screw               10 pcs              3                      30
Door Knob                  2 pcs                180                  360
Door Knob                  1 pc                 200                  200
Def. Bar 10mmx6m    5 pcs                105                  525

                                                            TOTAL:          6,328.50

Cash Advance for labor: 6,000 (6days)

TOTAL: 90, 829

 

June 24, 2015

 Hinges #3                    3pairs               65                    195
S4S 2x3x8                   1 pc                 185                  185
CHB                            25pcs               8                      200
Sand                            20bags             15                    300
2x2x10 (CL)               15pcs               63.3                 950
2x3x10                        13 pcs              95                    1235
2x4x10                        3 pcs                126.6               380

                                                            TOTAL:          3445

 

TOTAL: 94,274

June 27, 2015

Cement                        12 bags            222                 2664
Delivery Charge                                                          150
Fine wash sand           40 bags            20                   800
Lunch for the workers                                                 386

                                                            TOTAL:          4,000

 

TOTAL: 98,274        

Bamboo, varnish and plywood                              1,300

Grand Total: 99,574

7/2/15
Plywood        2     289   578
Bamboo        3     80     240
Varnish         1                120
#1 Nail        Kilo              60
              7/2/15  Total  990

Grand Total  100,564

8/13/15

2x4x8             5      267    1335
2x2x12           10      76      760
#4 Nail         Kilo    55       55
#2 Nail         Kilo    55       55
#1 Nail         Kilo     60      60
2x2x10          2      167        167
2x2x8            4       134      134
Plywood        3       305     536
Door Knob   2       195        390
Hinges         Pack     70     70
Cement          1       50       50
Delivery                              150
Labor for 1 Day                 350
                  8/13/15  Total:  5,090

Grand Total 105,654

8/20/15   Exterior Skim Coat

Cement            8      220    1760
Mortar                       95        96
Fine Sand       24      20       480
Delivery                     150    150
Labor                                     1550 2 workers, 2 days/1 worker 1 day – 300 pesos per day
               8/20/15  Total   4,036

Grand Total as of 8/20/15:  109,690

 

8/29/15 – Amakan panels for interior
Amakan       8     180   1440
Bamboo      50               140  Bamboo sticks for amakan finishing
Varnish        2      46     92
Lumber       4      48      192  2x2x8 coco lumber for interior amakan fitting
Delivery       72   Delivery (“pamasahe”) of materials
                8/29/15 Total  2,000

9/8/15 – Continued amakan interior fitting
Amakan        8    180     1440
Lumber        10    50       500  2x2x8 coco lumber for more interior amakan fitting
Bamboo        2    140     280   Bamboo cleep
Nails              2    60     120   Two kilos nails
Labor                          1,050     
          9/8/15  Total:  3,390

Grand Total as of 9/8/15  115,080

9/12/15   Plus 1,000 for more material and 350 for 1 day labor – no recepts back as of 9/14/15

Comments 12

  1. I am playing the game of looking over your shoulder. Of which inatly is not fair…but…I have donr , to date, three major construction jobs. Two rehabs and one complete house build. The rule of thumb…time estimate of the build should bt increased by 50 % and estimated cost should increased by 30 to 50%. So, just raise the capital to just finish the job correctly. Sir, I am a jaded been there, done that type of guy. And my intuition tells me that you and Michel are honerable people. Raise the proper amount of money to build anf finish a proper house. If any excess. ..spend it on the kids, cloths, books wnd of coarse candy. Your ultra conservative methodology is getting in the of positive progress. On another note. I send balikbayan boxes to friends and some deserving families. Inwould like to send one to the children. If you feel this will be appreciated, send a address that will get to you. I will need some phone number. LBC requirements. I am aware that both of you wish a portion of animinity. Figure out what ever is confertable for both of you. Take care, Tom.

  2. You guys are doing a great job for these kids and they will be better off for it their entire lives. Great work. These projects are always this way and you have controlled the cost really well I believe.
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  4. Hi I’m thinking of coming to Philippines in the next month or two. I would like to stop by and visit you and make a donation in person. Are you in Dumaguete City?

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  5. Ned, I am coming to the Philippines in January 2016 and I am packing up a couple of boxes for children, can you give me some direction on what is needed the most. I have school supplies and some food and clothing. What is the most needed? Thank you and Michell for all the fantastic work you are doing.

    P.S. So far the book is great!

    Chris Allen

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  6. Ned, My name is Vincent, The Kid’s Housing project is awesome. Cost effectiveness was fantastic. You and Michelle will be blessed! Those children will remember what you have done for them. That community will be better off because of your foresight. I’ve visited the Philippines three times and enjoyed my stay in Dumaguete. It was business 2013. On my third trip In December of 2013 I came back specifically to be a blessing to one of the communities that was hit by Typhoon Haiyan, known as Super Typhoon Yolanda. I fell in love with those people. I’m coming back there this year, schedule permitting. I’m a general contractor, and I Fix and Flip Real Estate in the Chicago-land area. I’m retiring from Real Estate soon. I would like to visit you on my next trip! My goal is to be as proficient as I can on my next return! Your videos, are entertaining, excellent insight into the mind-set of the people that live and work within that province. I’m going to check out your library of videos, most of my questions will probably be answered there. Chat with you soon!

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      Thanks for the feedback, Vincent! Yeah, the house project came out well and everyone involved made out. We actually have not been by to visit them in a few months, so we need to do that. Jun Jun was really sick for a while, but he seems to be doing better. Thanks again!

  7. Hi Ned
    How are you? Hope you and Michelle are doing great. My wife and I have been watching your videos for over two years as well as Reekay’s videos. We have learned a lot about the Philippines thanks to youl. By the way, I am Anthony and my wife is Vivian. We live in Texas. My wife is from the Philippines, ofcourse. We have been married for 7 years and live here in all good USA. I brought my wife to USA on fiancé visa after 18 months of communication via emails and phone conversations. We got married here in Texas. We are very happy together. I just took early retirement and now moving to Philippines for good after I learned all the good stuff about the Philippines from you and Reekay’s videos. We are flying next month, Apr 13 to the Philippines. We sold all our belongings here and now ready for the new life over there. We are very excited, but to be honest with you I have some fear of the unknown because I never lived outside USA. My wife’s family lives in General Santos city. We are thinking about living in a condo at first in Davao city for six months and see how life treats us there. If things go well, we might rent a bigger house and settle down there. Dumaguete seems a good option as well but I like to try Davao first and see how things go. Ned..! Let me tell you something…..marrying my beautiful Filipina wife was the best thing I’ve done in my life. You will never ever ever regret marrying Michelle because the Filipina is full of passion, love and loyalty that we men are starving for. So Congratulations to you and Michelle on your decision to get married. Trust me your life will change for the best. Hope to meet you and Reekay soon and maybe have a drink or two to celebrate the new happy life in the Philippines.

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      Thanks for contributing all of that, Anthony. I have never been to Davao but have heard good things about it. And your fear makes sense – pulling up stakes and moving halfway around the world is a major undertaking. Thanks for your story and good luck on your personal adventure!!

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