I am the one who posted the warning. I had complete blue-print quality drawings but had to have an architect (one on the list) draw them up and he decided to redo them and they were kinda (lol) like mine.
There do not seem to be any codes here and standards are very different. Words do not mean the same here as in the USA. It will be very important to be here every minute of the process. I suggest you lease for at least a year before even starting the process.
Don't get me wrong - I love it here and love my house but I sure would like to start over.