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

Rain gutter(7) in roofing by olavhome on 26-Apr-15 2:14PM
6 wheel truck, kubota delivery...(2) in general by jsclmnts on 26-Apr-15 1:08PM
Funny! or Funny?(71) in general by fredlk on 26-Apr-15 10:12AM
1 Bedroom bungalow in Petchab...(98) in Your Building Story by Bangyai on 25-Apr-15 7:34PM
wall insulation(24) in material prices & building costs by Klondyke on 25-Apr-15 2:16PM
Ball Park Figure to Build Some...(4) in general by Sometimewoodworker on 25-Apr-15 10:48AM
Led down lights which wattage ...(18) in electric by iammike on 25-Apr-15 8:20AM
Cement sheet cladding/siding(2) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by pipoz on 23-Apr-15 7:06PM
Concrete Swimming Pool - Exper...(4) in swimming pool by Klondyke on 23-Apr-15 7:01PM
My building story:(919) in Your Building Story by jomoblues on 23-Apr-15 1:57PM
Only in America [?](190) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 23-Apr-15 11:37AM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(754) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 23-Apr-15 11:34AM
It's a Guy thing(1) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 23-Apr-15 11:14AM
What lies ahead?(70) in general by MGV12 on 22-Apr-15 5:16PM
Just shows how wrong 'statisti...(0) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 22-Apr-15 5:12PM
current chiang mai prices(12) in perimeter wall by Andyfteeze on 22-Apr-15 11:03AM
Patio Roof Options, Metal, Pol...(2) in roofing by inthaiguy on 22-Apr-15 10:15AM
Hello Folks(1) in Introduce Yourself by Roger Ramjet on 22-Apr-15 6:44AM
Udon Thani Happy House(387) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 21-Apr-15 9:08PM
Air conditioning ducts(8) in cooling systems by cooked on 21-Apr-15 6:40AM

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 shastadad on 2015-01-10 render finished...

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10 corner bricked ...

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10

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by mr.venetian on 2014-11-27 Venetian plaste... Produced from natural hydrated lime. Ha...

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by mr.venetian on 2014-11-27 Venetian plaste... Produced from natural hydrated lime. Ha...

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by mr.venetian on 2014-11-27 Venetian plaste... Produced from natural hydrated lime. Ha...

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by mr.venetian on 2014-11-27 Venetian plaste... Produced from natural hydrated lime. Ha...

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by mrmazinkle on 2014-11-25

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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

Random Gallery Images

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Original Front ... A kind of typical entry gate, ugly metal...

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by swisstony on 2012-01-14 From right

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by pklongball on 2009-05-27 27 May The view of the front and all the painti...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Hip Roof Struct... Another shot of the hip roof structure f...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Starting to Dig... The underground water tank will be appx....

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by shastadad on 2012-05-12 first level alm...

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by pklongball on 2009-04-15 15 April This is the last day of Songkran and we ...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-25 Measure land in... Using a water tube, the height of the so...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Septic Service ... This shows the type of opening used for ...

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by pklongball on 2009-03-20 19 March 2009 Work takes a break as we brought several...

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by otis-a on 2010-08-10 roof nearing co... roofing aug10

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by chiangmaiexpat on 2009-03-09

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by chiyman on 2011-01-18 The roof constr...

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by changnoi on 2009-11-20 Great shot of g...

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by swisstony on 2012-01-14 From front

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by glenn on 2007-05-06

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by pklongball on 2010-02-26 Jan.30,2010 Here the creww is connecting the pvc pip...

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12 one bucket at a...

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by colorado on 2012-01-28 House Floorplan Actually 2 houses under 1 roof with a ki...

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by pattayapope on 2010-09-13 Drive prepared ...