Building on St. John
Land owners should depend on the experts when it comes to building on St. John. Your plans must be prepared by an architect, engineer or draftsperson licensed in the Virgin Islands.
At present, new construction costs range from $350. and up per square foot, and ranges upward depending on design and finish materials selected. Prices are higher on St. John than most stateside areas, as most building materials are imported. Additional structural requirements and site preparations may be necessary for steep or uphill building sites. All homes have cisterns for water storage and septic tanks. The cistern may account for almost 10 percent of your final building cost. Your Realtor can recommend local architects, designers and
contractors to assist you with the building process.