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When you get it finished, please post some pictures to the Finished House Pictures thread running in the Housing forum. It will make a welcome addition.

I will - will try to get the wife to send (or the builder) to me before any landscaping - which I will arrange when I get back there.

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During the eight months or so that it took to build our place we took one very brief trip, to Bangkok I think. That was enough to motivate us to stay onsite for the rest of the build. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have a house built while you are out of the country.blink.png

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During the eight months or so that it took to build our place we took one very brief trip, to Bangkok I think. That was enough to motivate us to stay onsite for the rest of the build. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have a house built while you are out of the country.blink.png

What can one do though? things to do in Oz.

Wif reported today that the ceilings wee being installed and we ere nearly ready for the electrician - she is so excited

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During the eight months or so that it took to build our place we took one very brief trip, to Bangkok I think. That was enough to motivate us to stay onsite for the rest of the build. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have a house built while you are out of the country.blink.png

What can one do though? things to do in Oz.

Wif reported today that the ceilings wee being installed and we ere nearly ready for the electrician - she is so excited

Good luck and hope you are happy with the results.thumbsup.gif We were lucky and we are still friends with our contractor nearly five year on. Edited by villagefarang

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Sorry for the lack of updates but there is really nothing to complain about with this build. ( from my side, the builder is complaining that the will not make much though icon_smile.gif)

My wife gives me bi-daily reports and I have a chat with the builder.

The render is finished as is the ceiling and they are painting inside and out with quality Beger, tiles are being laid, soil (20 truck loads) is being brought in to start the landscape process.

Still cannot get a photo and await the builder to send to me.

Completion date now 30th, an expected slip of 3 weeks

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I finally managed to get some shots of the house progression ( rather than just verbal updates from the wife :))

Seems to be progressing really well with only 1 week till completion.

She is very excited - as am I

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Since I am also interested in building a house, do you mind sharing the cost of the house including labor and materials?

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Since I am also interested in building a house, do you mind sharing the cost of the house including labor and materials?

I originally was looking for a small build at around b600k but went a bit overboard with size - the house is now20 metres long, 10 metres wide and7 metres high with 12 foot ceilings.

I had quotes from 4 builders 3 came in around 1.25 to 1.5 million baht the one (very professional ) came in at 1 million (no kitchen cabinets), the land is my wifes and the house is receipted as paid by me. I think it is a bargain.

Due to the fact I had to come back to Australia whilst the house was being completed I went for a full package delivery ( for the house that is not the electricity poles, bore water, landscaping or fence).

The builder did an excellent job and the wife has moved in today - I will post shots of the completed house when she sends them.

The electrify poles were 15k, bore was already there so just a pump at 7k, landscaping around 7k and no idea about the fence yet (I will sort that out when I return next month)

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Your house look much like my g/f brother's house in Bandu. He also spent million baht on his one rai land. It's a three bedroom house two bath with high ceiling and big kitchen. I think his house is big smaller in dimension but big enough for his wife with no children.

I am looking forward to seeing the completed version of your house and lot of inside pictures..

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Your house look much like my g/f brother's house in Bandu. He also spent million baht on his one rai land. It's a three bedroom house two bath with high ceiling and big kitchen. I think his house is big smaller in dimension but big enough for his wife with no children.

I am looking forward to seeing the completed version of your house and lot of inside pictures..

I hope to get some shots today or tomorrow and I will post then

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The test is in the living in it for a while. Hope you will be happy with it when you finally get some time to live in it. Keep the pictures coming. Maybe you can get some others to post their pictures too.thumbsup.gif

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a Thai realtor told me, years ago (still valid info?), that farang can own improvements on the land, even though (as you know) we can't own the land itself in a farang name. Hopefully, you'all won't break up, but such things happen, and I bet few farang know their rights. Incidentally, I assume 'improvements' could also include water well, water tower, garage, out-buildings, electric poles & wire, ......,

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lol - yes, the doors are all 2 metres, except for the toilets.

Yes, apparently people shrink as they approach the toilet so same height's not needed.....

Mikekim.....I've PM'd you

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lol - yes, the doors are all 2 metres, except for the toilets.

Yes, apparently people shrink as they approach the toilet so same height's not needed.....

Mikekim.....I've PM'd you

I did not receive your PM

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