The Cost

How we build


Are you considering the restoration or new build of an old “rustico” in Piemonte? Naturally, one of the first questions that come to mind is the cost involved. Understanding that various factors come into play, such as location, current condition, materials, and size, we aim to provide you with an estimate to help you make informed decisions.

Initially, we offer an estimate based on these factors. As the process progresses, we provide a detailed “computo metrico” (bill of quantities) that offers a highly accurate breakdown of costs.

To give you an idea, calculating a square meter price of €1,700.00-2,000.00 is a good starting point. By keeping this estimate in mind, you’ll be better prepared for the accurate budget you’ll receive. It’s important to note that this price excludes VAT (10%).

This comprehensive package covers a complete renovation, where skilled local Italian craftsmen carefully dismantle and rebuild the structure. Throughout the process, the utmost respect is given to preserving the original charm and features of the house. In other words, your old stone house will be transformed to meet modern standards while retaining its authentic allure.

The duration of the rebuilding process typically ranges from 10 to 16 months, ensuring a thorough and meticulous restoration.

If you’re considering a complete new build, the square meter price is slightly higher. On average, you should expect a range of €2,700.00-3,200.00 per square meter, excluding VAT (10%). Building a new house requires additional considerations, and our team is equipped to guide you through every step of the process. Building a complete new house normally takes 20-24 months to complete.

Please keep in mind that these timeframes are estimates, as each project has its unique characteristics that may affect the duration.

Rest assured, with our expertise and local connections, we can provide you with accurate and transparent cost estimates for your project in Piemonte.

Contact us today to discuss your vision and let us help you bring your dream to life. The transformation of your old stone house awaits, and we’re here to make it a reality.


Example of the costs



When it comes to building or renovating your dream house, you’ll find that investing in a project of your own provides more value for your money compared to buying a finished house. I strongly recommend considering this option as it not only saves you money but also allows you to create a home tailored precisely to your specifications.

Let’s delve into an example of the costs involved:

  1. Buying the project: Approximately €150,000.00
  2. Fees to the notary and taxes to the government: Approximately €15,000.00
  3. Fee to Jesper Remo/Monferratocase: €12,000.00
  4. Geological report: €2,000.00
  5. Building permission: €18,000.00
  6. Engineering: €4,000.00
  7. Geometre (architect): €30,000.00
  8. Renovation of a 180 m2 house: €360,000.00
  9. 5×10 meter pool: €60,000.00
  10. Extras: €25,000.00

Total amount: €676,000.00 (excluding 10% VAT)

Please note that the figures mentioned above are estimates and do not include additional elements such as terraces, covered areas, reinforced cement walls, and other personalized features.

With me living in the area, you don’t have to worry about any aspect of the building process. I will handle all the details on your behalf, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

It’s important to remember that I always have new and exciting projects available, so please don’t hesitate to contact me. The projects showcased on the website represent only a fraction of the potential opportunities waiting for you.

Keep in mind that you have the flexibility to start the building process whenever you’re ready. Finding the right location is the key, and you can take your time before commencing construction. This flexibility allows you to make informed decisions and ensures that your dream home is built on a solid foundation.

Take the first step towards your dream home today. Contact me, and let’s explore the possibilities together. Building your perfect home is within reach, and I’m here to guide you every step of the way.

In my opinion you get more “value for money” if you build/renovate yourself in stead of buying an already finished house. Therefore I can only recommend that you think twice before buying a finished house. Building yourself will not only save you money but the house will be tailormade exactly to your specifications.

  • Buying the project – approximately € 150.000,00
  • Fees to the notary/taxes to the government approximately € 15.000,00
  • Fee to Jesper Remo/Monferratocase € 12.000,00
  • Geological rapport € 2000,00
  • Building permission € 18.000,00
  • Engineering € 4000,00 euro
  • Geometre (architect) € 30.000,00
  • Renovation of 180 m2 house € 360.000,00
  • Pool 5×10 meter € 60.000,00
  • Extras € 25.000,00

Total amount € 676.000,00 (ex.10% vat)

The above mentioned figures are only estimates and does not include extra terraces, covered areas, reinforced cement walls etc. 

With me living in the area, you do not have to worry about anything during the building process. I will handle all the details on your behalf. I always have new interesting projects so please don’t hesitate to contact me. Please note that only a few of our potential projects are displayed here on the website.

Please remember, that you can start the building process whenever you want. Finding the right location is the key. You can leave it for as long as you want before you start building.