My Wife and I built 3 homes in the Philippines. Currently utilize 2 and gave the 3rd (1st build) to my Wife's parents. All 3 the Labor was approximately 1 third. First home built was 15 years ago (half concrete, half wood) 2nd was 7 years, third was last year (both concrete and steel). We have over tripled the value to date (even having gifted the 1st home). Agree also that location means better turn over. We are a perfect location for rapid appreciation. All the builds I used 12 to 16 workers plus a Fore-Man 6 days a week so factor in the daily snacks and H2O for an average of 4 Months than a tip for each at end build. We built a 1 bedroom Nippa hut also on our Farm 18 years ago, minor cost to up-keep and we rented it out for 14 years and the labor on that was 1/5th the materials with a 2 Man crew.