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

Carefree El Cheapo build (Thai...(516) in Your Building Story by Psychic on 30-Aug-14 8:33PM
Our house at Wat Sing(33) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 30-Aug-14 8:29PM
Builder Recommendation Needed(2) in general by oneday on 30-Aug-14 8:06PM
Porcelain tile drilling(10) in general by Baht Man on 30-Aug-14 8:00PM
Thaipete's build(128) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 30-Aug-14 7:58PM
Another newbi(1) in Introduce Yourself by sirineou on 30-Aug-14 7:30PM
LED light bulbs(81) in electric by sirineou on 30-Aug-14 7:02PM
Bore Hole and House Supply(9) in water and plumbing by Sometimewoodworker on 30-Aug-14 12:33PM
Our Building Story: in Phuket(59) in Your Building Story by scudman on 29-Aug-14 11:23PM
New Home Build "LET THE...(173) in Your Building Story by gliffaes on 29-Aug-14 1:05PM
Sand wash pricing?(4) in cement, concrete and mortar by fredlk on 29-Aug-14 9:03AM
Roof truss design & some 2...(10) in roofing by fredlk on 29-Aug-14 8:53AM
Home Design Software Update(3) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by BKKBILL on 28-Aug-14 10:02PM
Rebar "chairs" for c...(32) in Rebar and Metal by claynlr on 28-Aug-14 6:31PM
Udon Thani Happy House(90) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 28-Aug-14 11:10AM
My building story:(629) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 28-Aug-14 10:44AM
Pillars, Pillars, Pillars(6) in roofing by pipoz on 27-Aug-14 5:57PM
Building with VIVA Wood- or fi...(3) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by qon on 26-Aug-14 9:25PM
Ready to start the design phas...(10) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by rogernel on 26-Aug-14 9:24PM
Building an Australian style h...(2463) in Your Building Story by Psychic on 26-Aug-14 5:55PM

Latest Gallery Images

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by klondyke on 2014-06-18 Ready for swimm...

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by klondyke on 2014-06-18 Control Board

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by klondyke on 2014-06-18 Filter Pit

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by klondyke on 2014-06-18 Nearly finished

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by tcth1 on 2014-02-15

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by dozer on 2014-02-15 test upload

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by tcth1 on 2014-02-14

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by larrywawfelix on 2014-02-11

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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 larrywawfelix on 2014-02-11 we have 2 k ltr fresh / rain water stora...

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by larrywawfelix on 2014-02-11 basement being ... we will have a fully tanked reasonable w...

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by pklongball on 2013-08-05

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by pklongball on 2013-08-05

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by pklongball on 2013-08-05

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by pklongball on 2013-08-05

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by dozer on 2013-08-05

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by maikowjai on 2013-03-25

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by shastadad on 2012-12-30 soi connection

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by shastadad on 2012-12-30

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by shastadad on 2012-12-30 new tiles insta...

Random Gallery Images

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by otis-a on 2010-06-24 footing hole go... normal steel cement const. chaing rai

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by shastadad on 2012-11-12

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by fgrossiii on 2012-07-26 Dec 19 2010 2 Another view of the front poles.

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by pattayapope on 2010-08-16 View of the gar...

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12

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by shastadad on 2012-11-22 see picture # 4...

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by chiyman on 2011-01-18 All set and rea...

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by thomas.fontaine on 2009-04-21 Balusters are o...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Skirting Board The skirting board is brand shera (same ...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-25 Macro hard at w... Trying to finish off all the holes.

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by pklongball on 2009-06-12 June 10 Work has moved to the point of the almos...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 More sheet roofing examples. These piec...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-19 Water zone The water pump area has been setup, with...

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Short One Switc... We decided later we needed one additiona...

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by glenn on 2007-05-17

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Two windows framed. There is a 'le...

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by pklongball on 2009-07-10 July 10 Another view of the bathroom vanity ligh...

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by pklongball on 2009-05-08 8 May We can see here a view of the half walls...

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by pklongball on 2013-07-23

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by jazzman on 2007-03-18 LimeLite block ... Click thumbnail to see an enlargement th...