The Philippines, as a tropical country is regularly experiencing typhoons and heavy rains. Together with improper waste disposal and forest denudation, the country is prone to flooding. With this occurrence, many are concerned about their safety, family members, and their properties. To minimize these concerns, some prefer to relocate to elevated places or other less flood-prone areas while some opt to stay and build an anti-flood house so that they will be reassured. A piling house plan is made to address this problem. With proper planning, calculations, and the use of quality materials, your dream house will sustain harsh typhoons and floods.
This small piling house design idea has a total floor area of 59.00 square meters, with 28.00 square meters on the ground floor and 31.00 square meters on the upper floor. With white as its color, it represents safety, positivity, protection, a successful beginning, and perfection.
The garage has a ramp and it occupies 19.80 square meters of the ground floor. Further, there is little floor elevation to split the garage from the 6.70 square meters service area and 1.50 square meters staircase. Going up, there’s an open layout of a 9.60 square meters area for the kitchen, dining, and living area. The kitchen is located in front of the main door. It has a linear countertop, has cabinets or drawers, and overhead cupboards to maximize the space for storage. The dining area has a small dining table placed on the wall. The opposite is the living area with a small cozy couch placed on it. At the center, lies a toilet and bath with a 2.20 square meters area. The 11.80 square meters bedroom has appropriate windows installed for ventilation and lighting. Its interior has a minimalistic concept to it and uses neutral colors to encourage relaxation and sleep. A back door is placed that leads to an airy and refreshing balcony.
House Plan Details
- Service Area
- Living Area
- Dining Area
- Toilet and Bath
Labor and Material Estimated Cost
The final build cost depends on the quality of the selected materials and where the building is located. There are two ways of estimating: detailed estimate and area method. We are using the area method since this is the fastest way without detailed drawing. By area method, just calculate the total floor area and multiply it from PHP 15,000 per square meter to PHP 25,000 per square meter. Thus, the house design estimation cost ranges from PHP 885,000 – PHP 1,475,000 (USD 17,700 – 29,500). This is just a rough estimation. It is recommended to ask for cost estimates in detail from an Architect, Engineer, or Contractor.