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

"Baan Thai"- My batt...(23) in Life in Thailand by schuimpge on 18-Oct-17 9:52PM
Stone, Metal & Glass(165) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by andymac on 18-Oct-17 8:11PM
Meter installation... Double c...(5) in electric by Sometimewoodworker on 18-Oct-17 7:02PM
Udon Thani Happy House(971) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 18-Oct-17 6:43PM
truly a cool Thai house(14) in Your Building Story by Klondyke on 18-Oct-17 5:50AM
Land size for house(16) in land by Sometimewoodworker on 17-Oct-17 4:54AM
Termite Control Companies in P...(5) in general by flick456 on 16-Oct-17 8:32PM
furniture - waterbed(4) in general by mikenot on 13-Oct-17 5:21PM
Forum Home a mess(14) in general by Andyfteeze on 12-Oct-17 5:04PM
No paperwork for land(11) in land by Roger Ramjet on 12-Oct-17 6:50AM
Building In Khon Kaen(3) in Your Building Story by sirineou on 9-Oct-17 7:55PM
Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ...(335) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 9-Oct-17 8:20AM
AC Sizing(6) in cooling systems by Ians on 8-Oct-17 3:33PM
Heya, from Roi Et(3) in Introduce Yourself by pipoz on 8-Oct-17 1:40PM
House near Rattanaburi, surin(217) in Your Building Story by qwerty on 5-Oct-17 3:50PM
Building in Bang Khla(223) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 1-Oct-17 10:53PM
New village build near Udon(91) in Your Building Story by ajarnudon on 30-Sep-17 9:26AM
Build in Ubon Ratchathani(38) in Your Building Story by glooga on 30-Sep-17 5:57AM
House Extension to "Baan ...(183) in Life in Thailand by Sometimewoodworker on 30-Sep-17 4:53AM
Building in Phayao(94) in Your Building Story by Saffles on 26-Sep-17 8:25PM

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