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11 June 2020 / Properties

Build Your Own Home in Belek

If you want to design and build your own custom home in Turkey, there is no better place to choose than Belek. Sitting in the Mediterranean Antalya region, the coastal resort ranks as a centre of excellence for spa hotels and is Turkey's golfing capital. Blending old traditional Turkish values, with new modern trends, the long beach also draws in holidaymakers from all over the world.

Belek isn't a fast-paced town, but neither is it so sleepy that residents need to go elsewhere for basic amenities. Everything is on your doorstep. Combine this with the perfect Mediterranean climate of sultry summers and cool winters, for the ideal base in which to design and build a dream house.

Build Your Own Home in Belek

1: Laying the Ground Work

We will sit down together to discuss two significant aspects. The first is your budget, that will include the cost of buying land, building, legal permissions, and getting the title deeds. The second outlines what you want your new home to look like. We recommend downloading one of the free "Design your own home" apps from the internet. At this stage, it will just be a basic design of the floor plans.

2: Title Deeds for the Land

Once we know your last budget, we will look at land plots. Things to consider during this process:

- Property views. For example, sea views bump the price of land up

- Sun position for the morning, afternoon, or all-day

- Distance to shops, bus routes, golf courses, and the beach

- Is hilly or flat land preferred?

When you find a plot, we head off to the solicitor to draw up a contract with the land seller. Besides leaving a deposit and having the contract notarised, the solicitor will also start procedures for having the title deeds transferred into your name. If everything is in place, the process should take no longer than 3 to 6 weeks.

3: Meet with the Architect

When you sign for the deeds, this is when the process becomes very real. The Architect will design the final floor plans according to Turkish rules and regulations. We will also meet with the construction company to discuss the project, and time frames for each stage until the completion. Once work starts, at any stage, you can view the construction, or if you are outside of Turkey, we will send regular video updates via WhatsApp or email.

4: Host a House Warming Party

Once the home is complete, and all official building inspections have been approved, we arrange to transfer the title deeds from land status into official living residence. We also arrange connections of utilities while you start furniture shopping. After a last snagging list check, move into your custom-designed dream home and host a house warming party with friends and family.

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How Much Does It Cost?

Ultimate costs depend on several factors. These include the land plot, materials for décor and design, and additional extras such as a swimming pool, or landscaped gardens. At the beginning of the process, we draft a payment and cost plan to adhere to.

Can I See an Example Home?

To find out more, we can introduce our previous clients who have designed and built their own home in Turkey. As well as speaking to them about the process, learn about how we support our customers at every step of the way. In addition, here is an example of a property for some ideas and inspiration.

It starts with a large open-plan kitchen, dining room, and living room on the ground floor. Sliding doors lead out onto the patio that faces the swimming pool, landscaped gardens, and outside dining area. The first-floor features two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, while two more bedrooms sit on the top floor.

One major feature of this home is the floor to ceiling windows that maximise natural sunlight and any views. You can alter this design or look at other plans that include different layouts, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Tolga Ertukel, founder and director of Turkey Homes says…

"We as Turkey Homes, take great pride in being involved in your venture. This is our most exciting prospect to assist clients in helping them build their own dream home in Turkey. After Fethiye and Kalkan, this year, we started constructions in Belek to provide our expertise in custom build concepts. At every stage, we provide full transparency, legal security, and a full commitment to communication and support. Get in touch with us today, to know more about designing and building your own home in Belek or other areas of Turkey."

Also, Read

Guide to Living in Belek: Many people live in Belek all year round. If you want to move here, this guide outlines what to expect and why people choose the resort for a permanent base.

Gorgeous Homes in Belek: We feature three homes that stood out on the real estate market of Belek. From a golfing villa to guaranteed rental income property, to newly built golf apartments, these homes provide further inspiration for designing and building your own home in Belek.

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