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

Roofing costs (frame/truss and...(41) in roofing by Tanlic on 24-Nov-14 10:35AM
Building in Si Bun Ruang, Isaa...(30) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 24-Nov-14 10:09AM
Solar Power(41) in electric by arranp on 23-Nov-14 9:22PM
Our Building Story: in Phuket(86) in Your Building Story by scudman on 23-Nov-14 7:57PM
Thaipete's build(255) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 23-Nov-14 7:08PM
Building in chiang mai(15) in Your Building Story by gliffaes on 23-Nov-14 11:46AM
Do I have to....really?(1) in Introduce Yourself by Mike Judd on 22-Nov-14 8:06PM
evaporator single unti or mul...(0) in cooling systems by arranp on 22-Nov-14 7:17PM
Udon Thani Happy House(178) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 22-Nov-14 6:41PM
My building story:(822) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 22-Nov-14 5:14PM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(647) in Friendly Banter by BKKBILL on 21-Nov-14 7:59PM
All Things considered(27) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 21-Nov-14 6:50AM
Apple versus ......(383) in general by Sometimewoodworker on 20-Nov-14 6:30PM
Bamboo(0) in perimeter wall by Amavel on 20-Nov-14 10:10AM
Bamboo(0) in material prices & building costs by Amavel on 20-Nov-14 10:07AM
Building in Nontharburi/Pak Kr...(2247) in Your Building Story by Mike Judd on 20-Nov-14 9:08AM
very slow build between Kosump...(254) in Your Building Story by Mike Judd on 20-Nov-14 8:50AM
Cost / m2 on the Islands ?(0) in material prices & building costs by Fisher Mnpants on 20-Nov-14 6:01AM
current chiang mai prices(7) in perimeter wall by Andyfteeze on 19-Nov-14 10:27AM
Understanding [or misunderstan...(480) in Friendly Banter by Andyfteeze on 19-Nov-14 10:13AM

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 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 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 dozer on 2011-09-27 Proper Squaring The 3,4,5 is a redundant check to the di...

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by changnoi on 2009-12-06 Starting the Gr... Mums bedroom and ensuite area

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Study The study area utilizes walls that are 2...

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by shastadad on 2012-01-07 After

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by changnoi on 2009-12-23 Upper columns w...

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by pklongball on 2009-06-14 June 14 The roof structure is almost complete an...

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by shastadad on 2011-05-01 border for down...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Silicone Sealan... The silicone sealant is applied to the t...

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-17 levelling the s... the soil was compacted by 20 cm, we had ...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Close up of valley problem area.

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by changnoi on 2010-03-20 Front of House ...

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by glenn on 2007-03-20

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by changnoi on 2010-01-23

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by mishark on 2010-12-07 Left side profi...

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by fgrossiii on 2012-07-26 Dec 18 2010 2 I didn't tell the workers much abou...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-19 First delivery ... The first delivery of rebar and some con...

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by rucus7 on 2010-09-30 exterior tile