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

What lies ahead?(118) in general by MGV12 on 28-Nov-15 8:29AM
The approaching death of Fred ...(8) in general by fredlk on 27-Nov-15 8:01PM
House Extension to "Baan ...(398) in Your Building Story by eyecatcher on 27-Nov-15 7:48PM
All Things considered(124) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 27-Nov-15 6:43PM
Lawn Mowers: Electric or Petro...(23) in garden and landscaping by williamthompsonus on 27-Nov-15 6:16PM
Udon Thani Happy House(572) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 26-Nov-15 6:17PM
Koh Phangan Coconut Build(324) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 26-Nov-15 11:37AM
Why do so few Thai houses appe...(10) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by textalk on 26-Nov-15 10:49AM
Property Insurance (and conten...(1) in general by Roger Ramjet on 25-Nov-15 10:44PM
Sweet Mango Village Land,wall ...(130) in Your Building Story by eyecatcher on 24-Nov-15 10:50PM
Now that's what you call an ex...(1) in general by pipoz on 24-Nov-15 5:41PM
People/companies that the worl...(94) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 24-Nov-15 3:23PM
comparison ?(2) in cement, concrete and mortar by Ideacdea on 24-Nov-15 2:21PM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(1142) in Friendly Banter by Roger Ramjet on 23-Nov-15 8:05PM
Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ...(33) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 23-Nov-15 6:32PM
Raised house in Nakhon Si Tham...(62) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 22-Nov-15 12:26PM
Understanding [or misunderstan...(920) in Friendly Banter by Roger Ramjet on 22-Nov-15 4:32AM
1 Bedroom bungalow in Petchab...(339) in Your Building Story by Bangyai on 21-Nov-15 4:05PM
How to deal with thai colleagu...(7) in Life in Thailand by Eug on 20-Nov-15 12:30PM
Kanchanaburi build(8) in Your Building Story by Roger Ramjet on 20-Nov-15 11:02AM

Latest Gallery Images

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by bindog on 2015-09-16

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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

Random Gallery Images

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Column Being To... This column is being topped up with Lank...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Wall section - notice how there is a lev...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 The great room towards the entry door. ...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Spacers Concrete spacers are produced in various...

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by drdave on 2009-04-28 Electric Boxes When we returned to the site, we found t...

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-01

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by shastadad on 2012-01-24

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by shastadad on 2011-05-01 column facing c...

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by tcth on 2007-03-02 3/28/2004 17:04 Kitchen.

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by otis-a on 2010-06-24 add den room foundation columns digging simple found...

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by somdet on 2007-10-24 Almost finished...

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by chiyman on 2011-01-18

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by shastadad on 2012-05-12 close up

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by changnoi on 2009-10-24 Some Ground Rin... A close up of the ground ring bean work

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by mishark on 2010-12-16

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by msdozer on 2007-02-22 Guest bedroom This bedroom has a sitting area king siz...

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by dbp on 2010-12-16 Building plot p... looking back to gate from river 10 rai, ...

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by shastadad on 2012-01-27 guest bathroom ...

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by jazzman on 2007-03-02 bTicino modules Just some of the many modules available ...

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by pklongball on 2009-01-04 4 Jan 09 Site v... Just another view of the piles of rebar ...