My wife and I built our own boutique adult-only beach resort in Mexico from the ground up. AMA!
My short bio: We are travelers that bought a raw piece of land and turned it into our dream. Construction took about 2.5 years since we did a lot of the work ourselves and we're now heading into our second season of being open.
EDIT: I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to all the Redditors who have shown interest in our project and helped to give us such incredible exposure. It's awesome that we've had more visits to our website (literally) in the past 24 hours than we have in the past 12 months! I never dreamed that we'd have to upgrade our hosting plan because IAmA would crash our site and use up our bandwidth :)
If anyone is interested in following our project we send out a newsletter every month or two with updates to our blog and info on any specials that we are running. The opt-in form is at the bottom of any of our blog posts: http://blog.geckorockresort.com/
So thanks again for making this AMA thing such a fun and pleasant experience!