Building a home in Mariposa Estates
After you have purcahsed your lot in Mariposa Estates, the fun begins as you plan your dream home on the island.
The first step in planning to build in Mariposa Estates is to review the protective covenants and the design criteria. Make certain that you are familiar with what is allowed within the development. Certain guidelines have been established in order to preserve the natural beauty of the area and to provide a setting that offers the ultimate in privacy and aesthetic surroundings. See covenants and design criteria.
Next, you'll need to choose a builder/architect. Building in Mariposa Estates will be a pleasant experience if you use a builder who is "tried and true." There are a number of skilled builders on the island with stellar reputations. Be certain that your builder is familiar with the Mariposa Estates development and aware of the protective covenants and design criteria.
Your builder will walk you through the building process from start to finish. You can discuss with him the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, style of the home, pool and patio areas. Share your ideas about style and design of the house you have in mind. Choose a design that will best suit your lifestyle and personality. Do you want to have everything on one level or do you prefer to have multiple levels. Are you interested in having a swimming pool, built-in barbecue, a rooftop observation area, or a fountain or waterfall in your garden area? Use your imagination and design the home of your dreams. Once your plans have been completed, you will be ready to apply for building permits and request an environmental impact study.
You can expect construction of a home in Mariposa Estates to take anywhere from four to six months from start to finish. Materials used in construction of the house include concrete and concrete block. Floors are usually finished with ceramic tile. Doors and cabinetry are custom made using local hardwoods. Windows can be made of wood or aluminum. You can choose to have a palapa (thatched) roof or concrete. There are definitely many options available.
Some of the building materials are available on the island; other materials may be brought from the mainland. On the island you can find ceramic tile, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, furniture and appliances. For a wider selection, you'll find more options in Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Items on the mainland will be transported to the island via trucking company.
When your dream home is complete, you can settle in enjoy the island life in Cozumel!
Take a peak at Mariposa in this video: