I think a house in a dry climate must cost a fraction of house in wet climate.
It is so wet around here nobody uses sprinklers in the summer, we are just hoping the ground will dry out. Today was first hot and muggy day of the whole summer and probably the last.
In the winter it snows every day and requires shoveling. Spring run offs can cause problems.
The monsoon is ending soon in Goa
and they will build some seasonal huts.