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

Our Build in Kalasin, Somdet(36) in Your Building Story by oneday on 31-Oct-14 9:06PM
Thaipete's build(230) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 31-Oct-14 6:57PM
A/C Sizing Chart(18) in cooling systems by Sometimewoodworker on 31-Oct-14 5:11PM
My Story of a Koi Pond(388) in garden and landscaping by pipoz on 31-Oct-14 3:07PM
Sources of wood, wood working ...(20) in wood and woodworking by Mike Judd on 30-Oct-14 12:54PM
Cycling water pump(13) in water and plumbing by BKKBILL on 29-Oct-14 6:03PM
Box Trailers(3) in Friendly Banter by fredlk on 29-Oct-14 5:14PM
What lies ahead?(60) in general by MGV12 on 29-Oct-14 3:00PM
building a house in sarapii, c...(282) in Your Building Story by setaputra on 29-Oct-14 2:53PM
Mae Rim Chiang Mai Renovation(4) in Your Building Story by setaputra on 29-Oct-14 2:47PM
current chiang mai prices(0) in perimeter wall by Andyfteeze on 29-Oct-14 2:22PM
Our Building Story: in Phuket(74) in Your Building Story by Ians on 29-Oct-14 12:55PM
Building A House In Chiang Mai...(176) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 29-Oct-14 10:54AM
Sakon Nakon(3) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by Tanlic on 29-Oct-14 10:20AM
What size pool can I get?(2) in swimming pool by wonder6281 on 28-Oct-14 9:42PM
Seperate Kitchen question(s).....(13) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by wonder6281 on 28-Oct-14 9:35PM
Repainting after three years(1) in general by setaputra on 28-Oct-14 4:25PM
Attic Insulation(40) in cooling systems by claynlr on 28-Oct-14 10:53AM
Understanding [or misunderstan...(429) in Friendly Banter by Mike Judd on 28-Oct-14 7:58AM
keeping water in a lake - see ...(14) in swimming pool by setaputra on 27-Oct-14 8:56PM

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 pklongball on 2009-01-26 Overview Left s...

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by teevee on 2007-04-28 The houses comp... The houses are up & getting ready to...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 After many problems with dirty well wate...

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by pklongball on 2009-12-05 Dec. 4th Now we finally got the steel bars and sc...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-09-26 More metal orde...

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by rick b on 2008-09-19 Front fence line from upstairs

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by rucus7 on 2010-04-08 Pouring the col... I am only looking , not working

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by mishark on 2010-12-16

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by thaifly on 2008-08-12 thaiflys grass... view from left hand elevation

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by chiyman on 2011-01-18 Awaiting arriva...

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by changnoi on 2009-11-21 Columns Drying ...

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by pklongball on 2009-06-28 June 28 Outside view of guest bath window now in...

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by changnoi on 2010-07-03 Kitchen Benchto...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 The glass needed to be cut for the grate...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Large Melann Sa... These come in either 1 pc (as this one) ...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Fitting a door in place. (22-Jun-04)

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by rick b on 2008-09-19 Wooden stairs being installed

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by thaifly on 2008-01-19 KITCHEN AND LAU... KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12 water meter tag

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by pklongball on 2008-12-30 Water main &... Just after land transfer the project saw...