Home Building In The Bahamas – Start Before July 2017 And Save Up To 45% On Import Duty & Tax

Select islands in the Bahamas are Import Duty and Tax exempt. But this moratorium expires June 30, 2017. These islands include all of the Exumas, Long Island, Andros, Cat Island and others. Click HERE to view a complete list. There is a lot to do between now and mid-2017 if you want to beat the deadline and save. It all begins by contacting us or requesting a FREE Cost Estimate.

Beachfront home builders in the Bahamas


This small, efficiently built beach house built on Great Exuma, Bahamas, has two living spaces.

Uniquely Experienced in Home Building in the Bahamas

Bahamas luxury oceanfront beach house


The owners of this home enjoy the peace and serenity of beachfront living in the Bahamas. Click HERE to view this home’s photo album.

We provide in-house design, consulting engineering, and then fabricate high-quality building components based on an easy-to-assemble panelized approach. Local builders assemble the components. We take the technical lead for permitting, builder recruitment and project coordination.


Topsider Homes have been built throughout the Bahamas for over 40 years. We understand the challenges of building there and have developed a comprehensive package of services to make the home building process efficient and predictable.

Unique Bahamas houses on Cat Cay

This beach front Topsider home is a combination of a two-story house and a pedestal foundation design built on Cat Cay Island in the Bahamas. Click HERE to view more photos of this home. Click HERE to view more photos of this home.

High Quality, Low-Maintenance Hurricane Homes
Ideal For The Bahamian Environment

In addition to the natural strength of our massive post & beam structural skeleton and 2×6 panelized framing, each Bahamian home is built with low-maintenance materials. These include LP SmartSiding® and HardieBoard™ siding, stainless steel and galvanized fasteners used in the manufacturing and assembly processes, and treated lumber throughout – and often composite decking with stainless steel cable railings. Windows are high quality vinyl framed with high impact glass and the entire design of each house is engineered to withstand hurricane force winds.

Bahama Home Building House Plans

Topsider Homes Makes it Easy to Start Your New Home Building Project

Since 1968 Topsider Homes has designed and shipped thousands of homes throughout the United States and internationally diverse locations ranging from the Bahamas to the Arctic Circle.  No matter where your home building project is located, our in-house design and technical staff, together with our many free services ranging from builder recruitment to building permit assistance, will help make your project go fast and smooth.

Topsider's Project Managers help our customers fine tune and customize their home designs to meet lifestyle and budget requirements.

Topsider Homes is a building system company that provides in-house design, consulting engineering and prefabricates custom home building components, all based on a unique post and beam, pre-engineered home building approach.  Our services are extensive and include assistance with all types of permitting requirements and approvals, logistical planning, builder recruitment, project coordination and much more.

All new home building projects start with house plans. Topsider Homes’ approach involves two stand alone steps – the first being the design phase and the second, the building phase.  We encourage clients to start the design phase as early as possible, so that they can get the preliminaries out of the way early in order to allow as much time as possible to prepare for the building phase.

For more information about getting started click HERE.

Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy in New York & New Jersey

These beach houses were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Mantoloking, New Jersey. PHOTO CREDIT: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Topsider’s hurricane resistant homes are the ideal choice for coastal home rebuilding.


Hurricane proof elevated homes and pedestal houses

Topsider pedestal homes are uniquely designed and engineered to withstand hurricane-force winds and survive storm surge and coastal flooding.

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Rebuilding after a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy is not a simple task. Topsider Homes has decades of experience with hurricane and flood damage rebuilding – long before Hurricane Sandy struck the New York coastline and the New Jersey shore. We have experience dealing with federal, state and local agencies like FEMA, the Army Corps of Engineers and even the SBA and other funding organizations that provide assistance during such events.

Hurricane resistant stilt house design, ideal for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.

This elevated stilt house design is an ideal approach for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. Its unique Post & Beam structural framework and low-maintenance materials provide maximum hurricane wind resistance and keep it safe from storm surge. (Click on photo to view album.)

We will propose new house design concepts and provide general cost guidance so that you will have an idea of the cost to rebuild with a Topsider Home. Also, with no obligation, our technical staff will do preliminary code research and determine the current state of building requirements – which are always in flux after such disasters, and continues to be the situation more than a year after Hurricane Sandy struck New York and New Jersey.  And if you select Topsider Homes we become thoroughly engaged on your behalf in every aspect of your rebuilding project – you are not left to sink or swim on your own.

Long Island, New York elevated stilt hurricane-proof house

This Topsider Home built along the coast of Long Island, New York, was designed to be hurricane proof and elevated above coastal flooding and storm surge as seen in Hurricane Sandy.


As a company, Topsider Homes provides in-house design, consulting engineering, and then fabricates easy-to-assemble high-quality prefab home building components – all based on our Post & Beam, panelized technology. Local builders, who we recruit and pre-screen for our clients, assemble and complete the homes. Our services include taking the technical lead for permitting and approvals, builder recruitment, securing builder bids, logistical and project coordination – and technical assistance throughout.

Elevated hurricane home concept ideal for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

This elevated hurricane home is designed for a narrow beach lot and features an enclosed ground level garage with “breakaway” walls and flood vents that allow water to flow unimpeded during storm surges without jeopardizing the structural integrity of the house. This narrow lot house design concept is perfect for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy in many areas along the New York and New Jersey coastlines. (Click on photo to view album.)

To get the ball rolling, we feature more than 250 online house plan concepts to choose from. Once you have selected a design that generally meets your needs, we will provide you with a No-Obligation Free Cost Estimate for that house built on your property. Ultimately, your home will be individually designed, but this preliminary estimate will provide a starting point from which to work for design and budgetary discussions – and it will help you to know early-on if Topsider Homes is a fit for your needs.

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy with concrete foundation with flood vents.

This elevated hurricane-resistant beach house features a reinforced concrete block foundation with flood vents that allow the free flow of water in case of flooding. The ground level provides a spacious 3-car garage.

Hurricane Sandy home rebuilding in New Jersey

Shown under construction, this elevated stilt and concrete block foundation ocean front house in New Jersey shows the enormously strong Post & Beam structure that is an integral part of each Topsider Home.

New  building codes after Hurricane Sandy.

In some areas rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy will require extremely high elevations like this stilt (piling) home under construction. This provides extraordinary panoramic coastal views from every floor level.

Topsider Homes has been designing and shipping elevated coastal homes and hurricane homes built on stilts, pilings and pedestals worldwide since 1968.  We are a building system company and we specialize in low-maintenance, hurricane-proof elevated houses.

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One-Story & Two-Story Piling (Stilt) Home Designs and House Plan Ideas

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