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

Best AC for Dehumidifieng?(39) in cooling systems by BKKBILL on 26-May-17 1:42PM
My infinity pool(104) in swimming pool by Breizh29 on 25-May-17 7:26PM
Chlorine vs Salt Pool(4) in swimming pool by Klondyke on 25-May-17 11:44AM
Building in Bang Khla(185) in Your Building Story by Klondyke on 25-May-17 10:27AM
wood panels(10) in wood and woodworking by Sometimewoodworker on 25-May-17 8:04AM
Udon Thani Area - Electriction(33) in electric by Roger Ramjet on 24-May-17 9:53AM
video of my build of modern st...(8) in Your Building Story by WingMan on 23-May-17 10:52PM
Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ...(299) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 22-May-17 6:53PM
House Extension to "Baan ...(28) in Life in Thailand by eyecatcher on 21-May-17 7:16PM
"Kind of New", Kut C...(8) in Introduce Yourself by kmanonmaui on 21-May-17 1:35AM
New village build near Udon(79) in Your Building Story by Roger Ramjet on 18-May-17 10:46PM
Sau-less house (no skeleton)(3) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by Andyfteeze on 16-May-17 3:05PM
Blocks v's blocks v's bricks?(16) in material prices & building costs by Andyfteeze on 16-May-17 10:22AM
bring own power tools from Hom...(6) in general by Andyfteeze on 16-May-17 10:17AM
Fixing uPVC Windows with foam(1) in windows and doors by Andyfteeze on 16-May-17 10:08AM
Sweet Mango Village Land,wall ...(236) in Your Building Story by olavhome on 15-May-17 11:50AM
Udon Thani Happy House(878) in Your Building Story by olavhome on 14-May-17 11:46PM
New pool DIM(74) in swimming pool by Breizh29 on 12-May-17 3:13PM
Seeking Builder recommendation...(16) in Eastern Region (including Pattaya) by Thai Dhupp on 11-May-17 2:11PM
Stone, Metal & Glass(152) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by pipoz on 10-May-17 10:57AM

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