By Murphy Woodhouse | Arizona Daily Star
About a year ago, Ely Badilla thought he had found the perfect spot to build his first home, a project he had spent years saving for.
The nearly one acre-lot on the south end of the Tucson Mountains offered sweeping views to the south, as well as relative isolation while still being just west of city limits.
“Bring your mobile or manufactured home; build your dream home,” a property advertisement available online still reads. “High enough to delight in the Tucson city lights and be amazed by the stars in the night sky.”
But even though the home is now being built, things did not go as smoothly as Badilla, 29, had hoped.