Kit homes are particulary attractive in locations that may have access problems, or in situations where keeping control over the budget is extremely important, such as a progress build scenario. Do your homework when selecting a supplier, be a little trade savvy and you will save thousands, and have fun along the way.
Kit homes are great in some situations … but they are a lot like buying broadloom carpet. There are only so many variations the manufacturer can make, and if you want something that is truly individual, you have to look to a different product, like carpet tiles. Or, like a custom-built home from a builder
Personally I always try to go for local to encourage the local economy. The Caribbean islands are already so dependent on tourism for their economy, why deprive them of possibilities to make money for themselves by letting them build the houses on their land?
Great ideas here. Yeah the duties on important a pre-fabricated home to the Caribbean are sometimes off-putting, but it's worth it in the long run. Sometimes those local contractors can charge you much more than you actually need to pay.