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

Improving Aircon efficiency(31) in cooling systems by schuimpge on 19-Apr-14 3:45PM
Noobie Hello(6) in general by schuimpge on 19-Apr-14 3:32PM
Cost for Ceiling(13) in material prices & building costs by schuimpge on 19-Apr-14 11:20AM
Internet around 1269, Ban Pong...(11) in Northern Region by zebrafilm on 19-Apr-14 4:27AM
Natural swimming pool(19) in swimming pool by schuimpge on 18-Apr-14 5:36PM
Water-cooling of the roof(16) in cooling systems by schuimpge on 18-Apr-14 5:09PM
R-Value / Thermal Mass Numbers(6) in cooling systems by oil on 18-Apr-14 1:48PM
Best Air Conditioner brand for...(13) in cooling systems by oil on 18-Apr-14 12:01PM
Carefree El Cheapo build (Thai...(344) in Your Building Story by schuimpge on 18-Apr-14 8:09AM
VPN for a reasonable cost?(9) in general by Roger Ramjet on 18-Apr-14 7:34AM
metal roofing and reflective f...(103) in roofing by schuimpge on 17-Apr-14 9:53PM
Thai Watsadu in Roi Et(0) in Isaan provinces by vanda on 17-Apr-14 8:33PM
Bamboo roof?(13) in roofing by oil on 17-Apr-14 7:01PM
My building story:(296) in Your Building Story by jomoblues on 17-Apr-14 5:32PM
Koh Phangan/Samui construction(0) in Krabi, Samui, Phuket by Richyrc on 17-Apr-14 3:22PM
Family cars other than minivan...(25) in general by MGV12 on 17-Apr-14 10:55AM
Floor tiles on Floor tiles?(11) in general by Sometimewoodworker on 16-Apr-14 8:05PM
very slow build between Kosump...(177) in Your Building Story by Mike Judd on 16-Apr-14 4:43PM
How does it work water pump(65) in water and plumbing by schuimpge on 16-Apr-14 12:32PM
Townhouse Number 2 Renovation(116) in Your Building Story by schuimpge on 16-Apr-14 12:18PM

Latest Gallery Images

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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...

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by shastadad on 2012-12-30 spirit house ba...

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by scudman on 2012-12-23 Ready for fill Jungle cleared. Storm drain piped. Acc...

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by scudman on 2012-12-23 Storm drain cro... Laying down some pipes for the storm dra...

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by scudman on 2012-12-23 Equipment Men and machines arrive to begin buildin...

Random Gallery Images

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by jazzman on 2009-03-09 Day 26 Roof The roof is almost finished with just ...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Polishing a Wel...

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by pklongball on 2009-03-26 26 March 2009 Our new Square "D" Classic lo...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Side of house.

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by shastadad on 2012-02-17 cement filled d...

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by pklongball on 2009-05-20 20 May I wanted to show the stubbed up end of t...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 This shows hot and cold PVC pipes which ...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Another example. (01-Jan-04)

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by maseratimartin on 2011-03-11 Preparations Always thinking of the next step and kee...

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by msdozer on 2007-12-12 Bathroom pan vi...

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by shastadad on 2012-12-14

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by jazzman on 2007-04-24 front

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by pklongball on 2009-03-26 26 March 2009 And now it's time for the door frame...

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-02 Shower Sliding Duscholux shower enclosure and ...

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by geordie on 2009-06-02 l h side alley

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12

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by cookieboy on 2008-01-31

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by rick b on 2008-09-19 Ceiling support in living room

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by fgrossiii on 2012-07-20 Dec 16 2010 7 A lot of work happened today.

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by pklongball on 2009-01-26 Left side