You may already have a picture of your dream home in your mind, or have some fixed criteria to guide you. Alternatively, Crete-Island can offer ideas for house plans from its extensive library. In either case the design process is relatively straightforward.
We will introduce you to qualified Greek civil engineer/architects who will be sympathetic to the style and concept of your house. Here in Crete, the civil engineer/architect is responsible for making all the plans, providing calculations & specifications for the construction or restorations and preparation of the papers for your building permission. He is legally responsible for checking the structure of the house during construction against the building permission specification and could also become one of your key advisors during the project.
Ideally, this should be an independent person who works for you and in your best interest. We can recommend and introduce you to the one we feel will be the right person for you and your particular kind of house.
Whichever style of house you select, it should always have its own charm and personality. Small individual touches like softened corners, cedar beams or fabulous pitched roofs will create a home with character.