I have never built in Florida, I have done some remodeling but Block homes built on a concrete slab poses some problems. I have just completed a learning task. We want a bathroom in the master bedroom. There is a good space for it, but water and sewer was the question. Sewer is at the front of the house, water at the side and the proposed bathroom is at the rear wall. After a couple days I completed running sewer around the perimeter of the house, keeping the fall on the sewer line so it will drain. I also picked up the hot and cold water from the side as I passed and ran the lines in the same ditch. Naturally if we had an attic I could have run the water over head, but I do not like water over head anyway, so that was out. As of now, there is pressure on the lines to make sure there are no leaks and they are buried awaiting the resurrection day when I do install the bathroom, it I ever do.
For a short time we did volunteer work (unorganized). I put it on the net on a forum I attend and I got a call. WE were in Maine at the time. The call was from a pastor in Arkansas. “Could we travel to Lapanto, Arkansas? A house where the local Alcoholics Anonymous meet needs a new bathroom.”
“Sure we can.”
“What will be their cost?” I said we are hoping nothing, but we will come see the job.
It was a fun job and nice folk. But also a pleasant surprise. John Gresham, one of our favorite authors, is also from the area. The Film "The Painted House" taken from one of his books was filmed in Lapanto. We got a personal guided tour of the house and barn where the movie was filmed. That was worth the trip.
Remember the song by Johnny?