This constant and costly investment was the cause of a family separation from my brother, and partner, Pepe, in the year 78, because he did not agree with the enormous costs that we were incurring. These were very hard and difficult years since it was my brother, Pepe, who had specialized in marketing and sales in other housing developments. His departure was a great handicap. Years of planning and expenditure without sales, years of many bank loans with high interest and personal guarantees.
During these years, which as I said, saw only constant outgoings of money, I also planned housing styles with several architects using sketches and drawings. The characteristic Mediterranean style of MontePego, which a few years later would be applied to house design and construction so as to harmonise MontePego. White painted houses, arches typical of the region, grills on windows, with Arabic roof tiles, wooden beams, stone walls, gardening styles, etc.