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I Have The Land - How Much For A House

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If you can, I would add to the budget for a water tank/pump system. The water pressure around there can be a bit 'hit and miss' sometimes :)

The things that will increase the budget are the finishings (as others have mentioned) floor tiles, nice doors and windows, rendering, bathroom fittings, extra electrics/lighting, aircon (if you want/need it) etc.

You will need to see exactly what you will be getting for the 600K and then take it from there.

By way of comparison, we bought our standard Thai style 2 bed single storey house, 1 bathroom, 1 Thai kitchen, just down the road from Yonok, for ฿335,000

We then added floor tiles, new doors, concrete driveway etc.

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If you can, I would add to the budget for a water tank/pump system. The water pressure around there can be a bit 'hit and miss' sometimes :)

The things that will increase the budget are the finishings (as others have mentioned) floor tiles, nice doors and windows, rendering, bathroom fittings, extra electrics/lighting, aircon (if you want/need it) etc.

You will need to see exactly what you will be getting for the 600K and then take it from there.

By way of comparison, we bought our standard Thai style 2 bed single storey house, 1 bathroom, 1 Thai kitchen, just down the road from Yonok, for ฿335,000

We then added floor tiles, new doors, concrete driveway etc.

Wowww, would love to see a picture of it

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It's nothing special really, this is what it looked like before we bought it...

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then we built up the land a bit...

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post-86914-0-03442000-1321040266_thumb.j

Cleared the front...

post-86914-0-70801900-1321040260_thumb.j

and tiled it...

post-86914-0-98453200-1321040285_thumb.j

We've since concreted the driveway, but I can't find any photos of that, as the in-laws decided to do it the day before our wedding, so it all got mixed up with the wedding photos :lol:

Oh and we built a wall around the three sides that didn't have one, to keep the dogs in.

As for building costs, I can't really comment, because I've only ever paid for materials. :)

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Despite having a plan we were sadly unable to get the builder to follow it

:cheesy:

When working with Thai builders you should be aware that they have different ideas about what is competent work.

In most cases they believe that whatever will achieve a minimum result with the least amount of effort is considered to be the smart way to go.

Whereas the house owner usually wants to do something more difficult to achieve a technically, or cosmetically better result.

Of course the house owner is usually crazy or stupid.

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Despite having a plan we were sadly unable to get the builder to follow it

:cheesy:

When working with Thai builders you should be aware that they have different ideas about what is competent work.

In most cases they believe that whatever will achieve a minimum result with the least amount of effort is considered to be the smart way to go.

Whereas the house owner usually wants to do something more difficult to achieve a technically, or cosmetically better result.

Of course the house owner is usually crazy or stupid.

This is quite true in most cases, take note those of you out there who are planning to build.

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It's a shame that a simple question about building a house in the north of CR province has been freeloaded by a bunch of Thai-bashers with no real input to the question.

It's fairly evident from reading these forums that many of the farangs here actually are stupid and uneducated, so hats off to the Thais who treat them with the contempt they deserve.

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It's nothing special really, this is what it looked like before we bought it...

post-86914-0-81148600-1321040366_thumb.j

then we built up the land a bit...

post-86914-0-48854500-1321040271_thumb.j

post-86914-0-03442000-1321040266_thumb.j

Cleared the front...

post-86914-0-70801900-1321040260_thumb.j

and tiled it...

post-86914-0-98453200-1321040285_thumb.j

We've since concreted the driveway, but I can't find any photos of that, as the in-laws decided to do it the day before our wedding, so it all got mixed up with the wedding photos :lol:

Oh and we built a wall around the three sides that didn't have one, to keep the dogs in.

As for building costs, I can't really comment, because I've only ever paid for materials. :)

Thanks for the pics. Something like that would do me fine.

She has a bit of land as her parents (nodw deceased) left a small farm to her

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It's a shame that a simple question about building a house in the north of CR province has been freeloaded by a bunch of Thai-bashers with no real input to the question.

It's fairly evident from reading these forums that many of the farangs here actually are stupid and uneducated, so hats off to the Thais who treat them with the contempt they deserve.

I had to re read the thread to be sure but once I had done that I was pretty certain that there was no evidence of anyone bashing Thai's, I'll therefore assume that you merely got out of bed on the wrong side this morning. As for posters being uneducated, please don't tell me that it's time for the advanced degrees to be aired once again, it's getting a tad old.

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It's a shame that a simple question about building a house in the north of CR province has been freeloaded by a bunch of Thai-bashers with no real input to the question.

It's fairly evident from reading these forums that many of the farangs here actually are stupid and uneducated, so hats off to the Thais who treat them with the contempt they deserve.

Time for you to let a local builder build your dream house, then come and give us a report.

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It's a shame that a simple question about building a house in the north of CR province has been freeloaded by a bunch of Thai-bashers with no real input to the question.

It's fairly evident from reading these forums that many of the farangs here actually are stupid and uneducated, so hats off to the Thais who treat them with the contempt they deserve.

I had to re read the thread to be sure but once I had done that I was pretty certain that there was no evidence of anyone bashing Thai's, I'll therefore assume that you merely got out of bed on the wrong side this morning. As for posters being uneducated, please don't tell me that it's time for the advanced degrees to be aired once again, it's getting a tad old.

Then I suggest improvement of English comprehension might be one of the skills you apply yourself to in your retirement, it's never too late to educate yourself. Your last personal attack on me was way beyond the forum guidelines, I'm surprised that a man who has spent so much of his time in Thailand on TVisa should be unaware of that, perhaps you could review the posting guidelines as a further test of your English comprehension skills. As the OP is happy with his answers I won't be returning to this thread, have a nice day.

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It's nothing special really, this is what it looked like before we bought it...

post-86914-0-81148600-1321040366_thumb.j

then we built up the land a bit...

post-86914-0-48854500-1321040271_thumb.j

post-86914-0-03442000-1321040266_thumb.j

Cleared the front...

post-86914-0-70801900-1321040260_thumb.j

and tiled it...

post-86914-0-98453200-1321040285_thumb.j

We've since concreted the driveway, but I can't find any photos of that, as the in-laws decided to do it the day before our wedding, so it all got mixed up with the wedding photos :lol:

Oh and we built a wall around the three sides that didn't have one, to keep the dogs in.

As for building costs, I can't really comment, because I've only ever paid for materials. :)

Thanks for the pics. Something like that would do me fine.

She has a bit of land as her parents (nodw deceased) left a small farm to her

No problem :)

We're going to add another bedroom at some point. If I were building rather than buying, I would have made the bedrooms a little larger, maybe gone for an ensuite bathroom, but the house is plenty big enough. The roof is insulated and there's a drop ceiling so it doesn't get too hot.

It all depends on what you need to make you comfortable I suppose, but I've been there in the hottest time of the year and I didn't feel the need for aircon.

If there's an already existing house on your land, you might want to re-cycle any wood from it. I have seen houses that have used old wood and they look great.

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It's a shame that a simple question about building a house in the north of CR province has been freeloaded by a bunch of Thai-bashers with no real input to the question.

It's fairly evident from reading these forums that many of the farangs here actually are stupid and uneducated, so hats off to the Thais who treat them with the contempt they deserve.

I had to re read the thread to be sure but once I had done that I was pretty certain that there was no evidence of anyone bashing Thai's, I'll therefore assume that you merely got out of bed on the wrong side this morning. As for posters being uneducated, please don't tell me that it's time for the advanced degrees to be aired once again, it's getting a tad old.

Then I suggest improvement of English comprehension might be one of the skills you apply yourself to in your retirement, it's never too late to educate yourself. Your last personal attack on me was way beyond the forum guidelines, I'm surprised that a man who has spent so much of his time in Thailand on TVisa should be unaware of that, perhaps you could review the posting guidelines as a further test of your English comprehension skills. As the OP is happy with his answers I won't be returning to this thread, have a nice day.

Really? You saw Thai bashing on this thread? blink.gif

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It's a shame that a simple question about building a house in the north of CR province has been freeloaded by a bunch of Thai-bashers with no real input to the question.

It's fairly evident from reading these forums that many of the farangs here actually are stupid and uneducated, so hats off to the Thais who treat them with the contempt they deserve.

I had to re read the thread to be sure but once I had done that I was pretty certain that there was no evidence of anyone bashing Thai's, I'll therefore assume that you merely got out of bed on the wrong side this morning. As for posters being uneducated, please don't tell me that it's time for the advanced degrees to be aired once again, it's getting a tad old.

Then I suggest improvement of English comprehension might be one of the skills you apply yourself to in your retirement, it's never too late to educate yourself. Your last personal attack on me was way beyond the forum guidelines, I'm surprised that a man who has spent so much of his time in Thailand on TVisa should be unaware of that, perhaps you could review the posting guidelines as a further test of your English comprehension skills. As the OP is happy with his answers I won't be returning to this thread, have a nice day.

Really? You saw Thai bashing on this thread? blink.gif

You have got to remember Biff, this is the same guy who said he knew an Isaan lawyer and mayor, and by mentioning such, had put to rest the decades old stereotypes about Isaan. We are a creative and imaginative group here in the Rai. ;)

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