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

My infinity pool(53) in swimming pool by Rdteth on 28-Feb-17 4:23PM
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House near Rattanaburi, surin(185) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 25-Feb-17 8:42PM
New pool DIM(46) in swimming pool by Rdteth on 25-Feb-17 8:09PM
beach sand in the filter(6) in swimming pool by jazzman on 25-Feb-17 9:52AM
glue for piping Help(8) in swimming pool by jazzman on 25-Feb-17 9:28AM
Structured approach to pool ch...(5) in swimming pool by jazzman on 25-Feb-17 9:12AM
Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ...(293) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 25-Feb-17 6:41AM
Good Architect and Builder aro...(3) in Isaan provinces by Caps on 24-Feb-17 7:56PM
Udon Thani Happy House(875) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 22-Feb-17 8:53PM
wall estimate opinions(8) in perimeter wall by icecreamcone on 19-Feb-17 8:37PM
LED down lights that can be di...(22) in electric by Sometimewoodworker on 19-Feb-17 9:17AM
Stone, Metal & Glass(142) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by BKKBILL on 18-Feb-17 5:25PM
introduction(0) in Introduce Yourself by icecreamcone on 15-Feb-17 3:08PM
Whirly Bird Attic Fan supplier...(1) in cooling systems by Klondyke on 14-Feb-17 9:25PM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(1434) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 14-Feb-17 7:12PM
Gabion Retaining Wall(0) in perimeter wall by outdoorbloke on 13-Feb-17 10:37AM
Info/Designs on Concrete/Brick...(17) in general by unclezillion on 13-Feb-17 10:14AM

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by tcth on 2007-02-03 12/22/2006 15:2... Glue being used to affix to L shaped pie...

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by trehanse on 2007-04-04

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by fgrossiii on 2012-07-26 Dec 19 2010 3 Another view of the front poles.

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Painted and finished wall section with d...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-25 Wet soil Rainy season has started, so the new soi...

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by irishbuilder on 2016-03-18

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by krisb on 2011-11-02 more land the filled in block. the tractor is park...

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by pklongball on 2010-02-26 Jan.30,2010 Then about 25 or 30 meters of pvc

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