Construction Reports - Dumaguete Dream Homes

New Modern Home Start-Kalma Bukid

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New Modern Home

Just as we were nearly finished our first Modern home and 3 days after it was sold, a dutch couple had a look. They were blown away and very disappointed that they missed out., however the solution was simple. Build another one!!

After walking through the existing model, Margriet and Wilhem decided on a few modification, which were quickly done by our in house design team. Now we have started construction on this home and hope to get them into their Dumaguete Dream Home by the end of the year.

We will not let you down Margriet and Wilhem! Your dream  is just beginning!

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New Spec Home-Kalma Bukid

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New Spec Home Under Construction

This new spec home we are building will be awesome!! It is a 2 story model with a huge upstairs master suite that includes a spacious washroom and 2 terraces. There is a garage with gym, and options for a pool and 2 extra guest suites . This house will have it all and certainly earns it place in our dream home inventory!

To see more details, visit our affiliated real estate sales website at

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Home Facing Sumilon Island-Kalma Bukid

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2 Story Home Build

Our American client, Kent, has fond memories of a time in his spent doing marine research around Sumilon island, and when he decided it was time to have that Dumaguete dream home, he absolutely fell in love with a lot having a spectacular view of his old stomping grounds. This house is a 2 story design with plenty of glass to optimize the natural beauty of the location.

To fond memories Kent and many more to come!


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Project Construction Start – Gabayan Riviera

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Vacations Homes For Vacationers and Investors

With all the pieces coming together , we have pulled the trigger on the construction start of our flagship Siquijor vacation home and resort community project. This project is targeted towards foreign vacationers and investors and modeled after a Hotel Room Investment concept.

Right now we are busy laying out our first model home and site development, and will gear up quickly to begin another 10-12 units, the pool, dive shop and ocean-side lounge.

For more information and details on what we can offer you, please check out our main Gabayan Riviera page at

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New Bungalow Construction – Kalma Bukid

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Ocean View Bungalow Construction Start

We are about halfway complete now of one of our recent home build starts. This house is a single story bungalow with about 150 square meters of floor space under roof. A large open style living/kitchen/dining area and 2 large bedroom, with a common washroom and 1 large and comfortable en-suite. Waht makes this home truly spectacular is a large bank of full length glass indows and doors leading to a covered lanai, overlooking the lights of Dumaguete, the Mindanao sea and the islands of Siquijor, Cebu and Sumilon.

The lucky clients who snagged this place are American retirees who fell in love with Dumaguete and surrounding Negros Oriental.

Randal and Paula, thanks for choosing MDEI, and hope we do not disappoint with your Dumaguete Dream Home

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More Happy Customers in Dauin!-Casa Alexandria

Dauin Semi-Detached Homes

Our Semi-detached homes in front of the Masaplod Norte marine sanctuary, just north of the town of Dauin, are pretty well complete. One side has been sold and turned over to more happy clients, Juergen and his wife Donnah.

We are still doing some of the exterior work around the houses such as landscaping and pool, but they are in and enjoying their new dumaguete dream home from MDEI.

Happy living guys!!

ps- one side of this semi-detached home is still for sale and you can view the listing details at


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Home Completion and Turnover-Kalma Bukid

Modern Style Home Completion

Our first turnover has taken place and we are pleased to announce that they are thrilled with the finished product. David and Monica, Swiss retirees, took possession at the beginning of March and will be furnishing then moving in to their spectacular new residence over the coming weeks.

This Dumaguete dream home is a modern style 2 story house with a great open concept plenty of indoor-outdoor living space, optimizing the spectacular views of the Tanon Strait.

We wish you guys an awesome retirement in your new dream home!!


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The very first thing we did was lay out the markers for the road. This was done by our surveyor Josh Cabio from I-Sukod. We then got heavy equipment in and cut out where the road was going then put in the gravel bed consisting of several different layers of gravel. While the heavy equipment was on site, we had them excavate where our future water reservoir and pump house would be going.


We then contracted to have a well dug by Ric Rose Drilling. Using a circa 1950 rig (considered modern here in Negros Oriental), he went down to approximately 450 feet. Casement, pump, piping and electrical supply lines were installed and the well capped off until the reservoir and pump house are completed.

While the well was being dug, our own workers built a large storage shed and wood-shop which we will use for the ongoing construction of the planned 20-25 homes we intend to build in this community.


Currently we are trenching the site in order to lay out the underground water supply system and power supply.

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semi detached home construction

Over the past 3 weeks since the last update, things have really moved along at the Casa Alexandria Semi Detached Home Construction


On the floor, we first roughed in all the plumbing pipes and electrical conduits, then we back-filled and compacted. After compaction we laid out and tied our 10mm reinforcing steel matting. Once that was complete, we poured our floor slab on grade.

We tied all our 16mm rebar for the columns and made sure that any plumbing or electrical that need to be in them was finished. We then formed and poured all our columns.

While doing the columns our masons got to work on the walls, and over the course of the past few weeks have set most of the ground floor walls in place.

Currently we are working on tying all re-bar for the first floor suspended beams and floor slab, the preparing all the forms. Once complete we start roughing in all plumbing and electrical that will  be buried in the floor slab.

This Casa Alexandria Semi Detached Duplex is shaping up very nicely.

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villa home construction update

Villa Home Construction Update – February 20th

At the end of January, we finally broke ground on our first show home. This spectacular and unique 3 bedroom villa home has been designed to showcase the amazing North East ocean view of the lot it will sit on.

The first step was to do the layout. We used our regular geodetic engineer, Josh Cabio, from I-sukod and while he was on site, we made our own tweaks to the home positioning to line it up perfectly with the best views. Then our men got to work excavating the hard underlying substrate so that we could ensure that the column footings are set properly on sound base. With the large rocks we encountered, our workmen certainly earned their pay, lol.

While some crew members were digging, others started fabricating and tying the rebar supports for the structural footings, and columns. With the difficulty of the excavation, as well as the desire to raise the ground floor up a little to maximize the view, we decided to change the design a little by planning on a suspended ground floor slab instead of a slab on grade. Consequently there will also be  added lateral stability incorporated into the design with the floor beams now acting also as tie beams.

Construction is going smooth and on schedule at this stage as we work on the forming for the beams and floor.


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