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

Wall Insulation and Ventilatio...(1) in general by Roger Ramjet on 23-Jan-18 10:28PM
Udon Thani Happy House(1043) in Your Building Story by Muoi on 23-Jan-18 5:11PM
Sump Pump- for Basement Toilet(13) in water and plumbing by kmanonmaui on 23-Jan-18 11:44AM
Samsung problem(9) in cooling systems by schuimpge on 22-Jan-18 2:44PM
Land fill. to compact or not t...(25) in land by Wayne88 on 22-Jan-18 5:30AM
Nong Khai build(0) in Introduce Yourself by Geoffnongkhai on 21-Jan-18 9:21AM
Building in Bang Khla(242) in Your Building Story by Alan on 20-Jan-18 9:01AM
"Baan Thai"- My batt...(107) in Life in Thailand by eyecatcher on 19-Jan-18 5:07PM
lumber(timber) for furniture m...(12) in wood and woodworking by canopy on 17-Jan-18 8:06PM
Rebar in central Bangkok(3) in Rebar and Metal by Patchanuty on 17-Jan-18 12:07PM
Hi from a new member(9) in Introduce Yourself by Nigglyb on 17-Jan-18 4:41AM
New village build near Udon(102) in Your Building Story by ajarnudon on 16-Jan-18 8:16PM
video of my build of modern st...(10) in Your Building Story by ajarnudon on 14-Jan-18 8:24PM
metal roofing and reflective f...(144) in roofing by Sometimewoodworker on 14-Jan-18 6:51PM
Insect Control Considerations(56) in general by mack456 on 13-Jan-18 5:34PM
Concrete posts(5) in perimeter wall by Bangyai on 11-Jan-18 12:57PM
Cheap cinder block alternative...(3) in cement, concrete and mortar by Klondyke on 11-Jan-18 9:00AM
Pump(s) and filter for overflo...(14) in swimming pool by Klondyke on 10-Jan-18 7:37PM
EVERYTHING you NEED to know fo...(116) in swimming pool by olavhome on 10-Jan-18 3:05PM
Chlorine vs Salt Pool(6) in swimming pool by jazzman on 10-Jan-18 9:32AM

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