I invested in this house to bring it up to American standards. We stripped all of the electric wiring and replaced it all with new wiring of 3 wires to everything so you have a positive, negative and ground wire. I brought 220 volts to the box so that you can have A/C units if you want to add them. I changed and improved the plumbing as well. I added water outlets at the front, back and upstairs patio. It has a pressurized water system that I added. It also has an on-demand hot water heater which saves about 80% on your gas bill. The just paved the streets around the house last year and added sidewalks and street lights. It is a great house with a cool breeze most of the time and a great view of the water.