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How Do I Survive Living At The Farm ... Tips And Tricks Please!

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Depending on the level of dwelling you're staying in, don't be surprised to find mouse turds in bed, giant lizards on the ceiling, gecko turds dropping on the table, having to wear your clothes to bed in winter...and hope you like getting up early because the poo yai will be saying 'good morning' bright and early. Quite lovely when nursing a hangover...

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Depending on the level of dwelling you're staying in, don't be surprised to find mouse turds in bed, giant lizards on the ceiling, gecko turds dropping on the table, having to wear your clothes to bed in winter...and hope you like getting up early because the poo yai will be saying 'good morning' bright and early. Quite lovely when nursing a hangover...

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I agree with all the above apart from the mouse droppings in the bed. I reckon as long as you are not a slob (like the above poster it seems) there will be no mice near the bed.

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Depending on the level of dwelling you're staying in, don't be surprised to find mouse turds in bed, giant lizards on the ceiling, gecko turds dropping on the table, having to wear your clothes to bed in winter...and hope you like getting up early because the poo yai will be saying 'good morning' bright and early. Quite lovely when nursing a hangover...

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I agree with all the above apart from the mouse droppings in the bed. I reckon as long as you are not a slob (like the above poster it seems) there will be no mice near the bed.

totster :)

Sorry totster. Not a slob. Never eat in bed. Might have something to do with the classic Thai style wood frame construction. No insulation. Air ventilated. What's with the personal attack? Never encountered mice on the farm? I hear the large ones are tasty with. Lao Kao.

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Depending on the level of dwelling you're staying in, don't be surprised to find mouse turds in bed, giant lizards on the ceiling, gecko turds dropping on the table, having to wear your clothes to bed in winter...and hope you like getting up early because the poo yai will be saying 'good morning' bright and early. Quite lovely when nursing a hangover...

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I agree with all the above apart from the mouse droppings in the bed. I reckon as long as you are not a slob (like the above poster it seems) there will be no mice near the bed.

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Sorry totster. Not a slob. Never eat in bed. Might have something to do with the classic Thai style wood frame construction. No insulation. Air ventilated. What's with the personal attack? Never encountered mice on the farm? I hear the large ones are tasty with. Lao Kao.

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Apologies farangme, I think I was a bit harsh in my defence. The large ones are rats, which although tasty are a bit 'gamey' for my taste, even with Lao Kao...

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Honestly ,the whole experience depends on just how remote the "village" is ! Some of my friends consider 10 mins outside of Udon and farang friendly bars ,as such !, Another lives, quite contentedly, near the Khymer border ...where the buffalo fear to tread !

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No worries. Just hope the newbies can find their place in all of it. May take some time to figure out what works for them.

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Village life is not for everyone as the previous two posters have clearly shown.

I urge you not to listen to them but form your own opinion, there are many of us who live here without the need to call it camping or possess shotguns...

Yes, a certain amount of integration is required, but the pluses certainly outweigh the minuses IMHO (my bolding)

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So many good replies above and while I can't answer each one individually, this one particularly struck a cord ... "Yes, a certain amount of integration is required, but the pluses certainly outweigh the minuses IMHO"

I very much want to learn more about each and every one of them.

Over the two years since my girl and I have dated I've been to Thailand more then 10 times, staying usually 1 or 2 months at a time ... but usually on the outskirts of a big city in a basic 1 bedroom apartment with a flush toilet, a warm shower and air-con.

I could do that again but this time is a little different.

This year my gf chucked in her 9-5 office job. Where we used to stay was on route for one of her fellow workers to pick her up and drop her off.

This time we are together 24/7 and we both will have SFA to do if we just do like we did the previous times ... hence the plan to live at the Farm.

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Depending on the level of dwelling you're staying in, don't be surprised to find mouse turds in bed, giant lizards on the ceiling, gecko turds dropping on the table, having to wear your clothes to bed in winter...and hope you like getting up early because the poo yai will be saying 'good morning' bright and early. Quite lovely when nursing a hangover...

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I agree with all the above apart from the mouse droppings in the bed. I reckon as long as you are not a slob (like the above poster it seems) there will be no mice near the bed.

totster smile.png

Sorry totster. Not a slob. Never eat in bed. Might have something to do with the classic Thai style wood frame construction. No insulation. Air ventilated. What's with the personal attack? Never encountered mice on the farm? I hear the large ones are tasty with. Lao Kao.

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Apologies farangme, I think I was a bit harsh in my defence. The large ones are rats, which although tasty are a bit 'gamey' for my taste, even with Lao Kao...

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Easy on there boys ... but I agree with a lot of what is said.

We have geckos where I live, but only the small style and I'm used to them being in the house.

Actually I like them because they seem to reduce the spider and cockroach population a lot.

That said, I have seen the big lizard like blueish green geckos once and the gf is sh*ht scared of them.

Never have seen mice or rats at the Farm ... but to quote David Bowie ... I saw 'rats the size of cats' foraging amongst the black plastic bags in Bangkok.

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Snakes I'm used to but we don't have Cobras where I live. Are they different?

Any other cautionary tales with respect to the wildlife?

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I have bought a Solar Shower.

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Tried it at home with mixed results ... but beats the saucepan of cold water down your back ... thumbsup.gif

No electricity in the house you stay? No running water to? 4.500 Baht and you have a nice warm water heaterwink.png

The flushing toilet is not the problem, but the missing seat above the toilet hole could be. Buy a cheap plastic chair cut a hole in it,

just big enough, so the chair stays stable but everything else can fall threw and ok. tongue.png

Cooking, you have a refrigerator?

Borrow a car sometimes, drive to the next LOTUS or BIG C, 7/11 shops and buy some Falang food, can noodles ect.

7/11 shops have now a bigger variety of meals you need only to Microwave from freezing to Hot dogs, Hamburgers ect, check it out.

You can eat Thai food Isaan food but if you like it differently shop same I wrote above to be secure.

A cheap Microwave costs about 2.500 Baht, maybe less.

That and the water heater, if you have enough-a bit water pressure for the heater, you should invest also for only 2 month.

Where is your new home? Approximately.

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David, I don't think you have told us where you will be. I am thinking that after a week or so, you are going to need some English speaking companionship to rescue you for a beer and a good western meal smile.png

Good advice to a newbie.

Agreeing with you about the English conversation ... funny but you actually crave it after a while.

My lady speaks conversational English ... but you have to dumb down the grammar (while she's learning) remove all the swear/street words, the puns and innuendos.

Think of it as a camping trip. Only commit to staying two days. If there is a 'resort' with a/c in the area, explain your need to stay there for health reasons. Tell your gal how much you want to take her shopping in the city. Start drinking Lao Kao, urinating in the bushes and talking to others at the same time.

Good advice to a newbie.

I've always likened relatives staying to dead fish ... after 3 days they begin to smell ... laugh.png

2 days ... surely I'm made of tougher stuff then that ... I think ... unsure.png

As for Lao Kao ... I've never had it.

Is it a whisky?

How bad is it?

What does it taste like?

... or is it just basically gut rot?

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... or is it just basically gut rot?

Yes. The bf's face turns bright red whenever he drinks it. He looks like a blushing virgin cheesy.gif

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No electricity in the house you stay? No running water to? 4.500 Baht and you have a nice warm water heaterwink.png

Yeh, it has elec, so no problems there ... thumbsup.gif

As for the water heater ... couple of things.

I read the Housing Forum quite a bit and the Farm only has the low pressure town water and it appears not strong enough to make the electric hot water system to work.

Sure ... I could install a boosting pump ...BUT.

BUT ... I don't want to be the foreigner, coming to their home and implying that how they have lived over the past few decades is sh*it (even if it is).

I want to earn their respect buy toughing it out with them ... with some home comforts that I enjoy ... whistling.gif

endure ... I don't own a kindle, but have a computer ... so enough.

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Ok, I have a water tower, some meters high, 6? 8? about same or less than the usual water tower of the village would be.

Anyway, the water pressure in that way is strong enough, you can check that pressure out yourself-look in Internet how.tongue.png

The reason why most houses have no warm water is first the sometimes not fitting water pressure, but more, the money to pay for such a heater and the electricy every day he uses up.

People had (have) no money. Microwave is anyway something from star wars!

If the water pressure is enough make such a purchase, at least the people start to get really clean! thumbsup.gif

So, where you will be in the jungle? What province, next big(ger) town, next Lotus?

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