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 Building Story: in Phuket(148) in Your Building Story by scudman on 25-Jan-15 6:50PM
Funny! or Funny?(64) in general by MGV12 on 25-Jan-15 6:40PM
Why use electric water heaters...(5) in water and plumbing by schuimpge on 25-Jan-15 6:22PM
Introduction(0) in Introduce Yourself by Kurt on 25-Jan-15 6:20PM
Prices of building blocks and ...(35) in material prices & building costs by Kurt on 25-Jan-15 6:15PM
1 Bedroom bungalow in Petchab...(13) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 25-Jan-15 6:11PM
iMac 21.5-inch for sale(2) in buy and sell by schuimpge on 25-Jan-15 6:06PM
When does a raised house becom...(0) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by Bangyai on 25-Jan-15 1:33PM
Standard house purchase contra...(3) in legal and finance by Bangyai on 25-Jan-15 1:21PM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(686) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 25-Jan-15 10:05AM
Thaipete's build(317) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 24-Jan-15 7:54PM
Udon Thani Happy House(253) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 24-Jan-15 7:30PM
open sub floor / insulate(15) in cooling systems by Roger Ramjet on 24-Jan-15 5:16PM
Apple versus ......(389) in general by Roger Ramjet on 23-Jan-15 9:44PM
My building story:(848) in Your Building Story by jomoblues on 23-Jan-15 7:21PM
Building my house in Sattahip(3079) in Your Building Story by fredlk on 22-Jan-15 7:50PM
My Story of a Koi Pond(391) in garden and landscaping by wonder6281 on 22-Jan-15 1:01PM
Phuket Architect(0) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by arranp on 22-Jan-15 12:08PM
Building in Si Bun Ruang, Isaa...(56) in Your Building Story by Thaipom26 on 22-Jan-15 11:25AM
Rising Damp on existing house....(2) in Northern Region by Shastadad on 22-Jan-15 7:57AM

Latest Gallery Images

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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

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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...

Random Gallery Images

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by scudman on 2012-12-23 Storm drain cro... Laying down some pipes for the storm dra...

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by somdet on 2008-01-23 Spotlights for ...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Water Tank Lid The water tank lid was poured concrete a...

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by shastadad on 2014-12-28 glad that didnt...

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12

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by thaifu t on 2007-03-07 Battens going on the roof. Tiles are scr...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 A more classic Thai architecture from te...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Exterior Perime... House as it looked during finishing when...

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-06

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Metal supports are spaced at about 2/3 m...

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by pklongball on 2013-08-05

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by shastadad on 2012-03-11 window screens

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by mtsinternational on 2008-02-06 Land 2 Land lots looking West

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by changnoi on 2010-07-03 Downstairs Loo ...

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by pklongball on 2008-12-30 First Hole Builder Khun Apple watching closely as t...

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by kelvinwoot on 2011-06-26 vinyl porch rai... A vinyl fence will last lifetime, enhanc...

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12

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by thaifly on 2008-06-07 view of kitchen and laundry from m...

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-02 Bathroom no1. Cotto equipped including tiles.

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by chiyman on 2011-01-18