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

Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ...(226) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 29-Jun-16 6:55PM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(1343) in Friendly Banter by Roger Ramjet on 28-Jun-16 9:11PM
Life as the superior species(22) in Friendly Banter by pipoz on 28-Jun-16 9:09PM
House Extension to "Baan ...(711) in Your Building Story by eyecatcher on 28-Jun-16 6:28PM
Udon Thani Happy House(726) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 28-Jun-16 2:40PM
Deep Water well results(9) in water and plumbing by Psychic on 26-Jun-16 10:30AM
Repaint my house advice what p...(2) in general by Roger Ramjet on 26-Jun-16 10:12AM
House near Rattanaburi, surin(79) in Your Building Story by tertim on 26-Jun-16 9:42AM
G'day(2) in Introduce Yourself by pipoz on 25-Jun-16 4:46PM
Only in Canada eh!(2) in Friendly Banter by BKKBILL on 24-Jun-16 10:36PM
Rebar in central Bangkok(1) in Rebar and Metal by Roger Ramjet on 22-Jun-16 5:27PM
Good morning and Thank You for...(2) in Introduce Yourself by MGV12 on 20-Jun-16 5:24PM
New build in Ban Chaiyaporn(9) in Your Building Story by olavhome on 16-Jun-16 12:06PM
Sumatra (Indonesia) build(1) in Your Building Story by olavhome on 16-Jun-16 4:16AM
Read me before you post here(2) in Your Building Story by MGV12 on 15-Jun-16 8:30AM
The Spratly Islands and other ...(46) in disasters by Roger Ramjet on 14-Jun-16 9:38PM
CEILING: complete materials an...(17) in roofing by pipoz on 14-Jun-16 12:31PM
Thai Watsadu in Roi Et(1) in Isaan provinces by StergThai on 11-Jun-16 5:23PM
Hi to everyone(6) in Introduce Yourself by Ians on 11-Jun-16 10:09AM
Building A House In Chiang Mai...(188) in Your Building Story by Greenside on 10-Jun-16 11:35AM

Latest Gallery Images

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 as it is today

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 posts and beams in place

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 slab just been laid

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 Footings being concreted

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10

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by glenn on 2007-06-03 Master Bedroom

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 From the back of the house. (13-May-04)

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Small bathroom shower enclosure and toil...

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10 final bricking

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Center section roof truss section. Notic...

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by jazzman on 2009-02-11 Window frames Wooden (Mai Deng) window frames for louv...

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by changnoi on 2010-10-17 Stairs at last ...

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10 completed colum...

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