Building in Thailand
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pic of tropical paradiseThis site provides information on building a house in Pattaya, Thailand and Thailand in general. How to go about getting a nice luxury house built for under $25,000 (1,000,000 Baht)? If you think a sales pitch is brewing…. don’t worry, nothing for sale, no advertising. The only thing requested is feedback after you review the site.

Think of it: living in style in a tropical paradise! Thailand is a wonderful place, until you try to get something done!

OK, maybe it is still a wonderful place, but things can get frustrating at times. Anyway, from the stories with my friends to my own personal experience the saying that fits is ‘If I only knew then what I know now!’. Continue reading…

This page is becoming the new CTH home page. The old one hadn’t been updated since the site started back in 2004 (or 2447 depending on your perspective). Hopefully this rendition will be easier to follow and slightly less cluttered. The page may not work correctly until it is fully set up. For now the url to the page is, eventually it will be moved to (replacing the old home page). All of the old stuff connected to the old home page has been saved and will still be accessible.

There are new sections on the homepage to see the latest gallery updates and also some random images from the gallery. There is a section showing latest forum posts (as before). There is a section showing featured categories of information. These featured categories will show new information on dozer projects, etc., but you can also access the information from the blog page. Continue reading…

Recent Forum Topics

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Udon Thani Happy House(1100) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 20-May-18 2:15PM
New village build near Udon(114) in Your Building Story by ajarnudon on 19-May-18 5:40PM
GENERAL GARDENING and TREE CAR...(13) in garden and landscaping by MGV12 on 16-May-18 5:50PM
Nong Khai build(1) in Introduce Yourself by ajarnudon on 15-May-18 10:33PM
Land fill. to compact or not t...(26) in land by ajarnudon on 14-May-18 6:21PM
Read me before you post here(3) in Your Building Story by Bennetty on 14-May-18 11:40AM
Building in Bang Khla(284) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 12-May-18 8:58AM
Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ...(346) in Your Building Story by schuimpge on 10-May-18 8:59PM
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No paperwork for land(18) in land by Pjjpom on 4-May-18 3:49PM
My infinity pool(162) in swimming pool by WingMan on 2-May-18 11:57AM
Architect Expo(4) in general by Roger Ramjet on 1-May-18 9:12PM
Building permission rights(4) in legal and finance by schuimpge on 30-Apr-18 5:36PM
stone tile labor cost(0) in Your Building Story by stevenff on 29-Apr-18 9:11PM
Sourcing slotted PVC agricultu...(9) in perimeter wall by olavhome on 29-Apr-18 1:20PM
watse water . where dose yours...(8) in water and plumbing by canopy on 26-Apr-18 7:36AM
Double wall by cinder blocks -...(6) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by Klondyke on 25-Apr-18 7:18PM

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by mishark on 2011-02-20

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 The front bedroom.

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by pklongball on 2009-05-12 11 May Here we have Tileman 2 installing the wa...

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by geordie on 2009-06-02 front of house now with door

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-09-26 Strengthening o...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Bathroom #1 The bathroom off the study area. The en...

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by shastadad on 2012-11-12 dining room

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 True Line A true line indicating where the edge of...

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by shastadad on 2012-11-06

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by shastadad on 2011-04-21 Kitchen tile lo... note how the odd size tiles were placed ...

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by larrywawfelix on 2014-02-11 front veranda /... dont know if u can call it a balcony for...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Here is the front bedroom partially tile...

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by pklongball on 2009-03-20 19 March 2009 The walls are going up and the roof tile...

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by thomas.fontaine on 2009-04-12 Front view

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by shastadad on 2012-11-22 staking out the...

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by fgrossiii on 2012-07-14 Dec 11 2010 2 The crew arrive early in the morning.

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by thomas.fontaine on 2009-04-21 Baluster are be...

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by chiangmaiexpat on 2008-12-25

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by glenn on 2007-06-03 Jacuzzi Area in master bathroom

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by irishbuilder on 2016-03-18