Building my House No. 12

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Building my House No. 12

Postby Klondyke » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:05 pm

Continuation of my building stories from viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4619
After I had lost my House No. 10 (and a lot of more - what my lawyer had ensured me that it cannot happen), I was lucky enough that my good local friends had offered me to stay with my new partner in their empty house nearby (House No. 11).

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Temporary House No. 11


And while recovering and trying to keeping afloat financially over next year - in the meantime seeing a number of possibilities to build or buy a house - we have discovered a ruined bulding, deserted for some 10 years, at the end of village, with a view on a river. And with a sideboard of an offering bank. Such remote location is not very exciting for Thai people, moreover, in a collapsed house a ghost may be residing. Theer was no wire nor a nail left over, just the raw construction with an entrance roofing balancing on a simple piece of wood when the massive teak "saus" been stolen away (quite dangerous to walk under).

It had not take us long to make a decision. And the bank was very happy at last to get rid of the ruin with half rai of land for not much exaggerated amount.
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Re: Building my House No. 12

Postby Klondyke » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:22 pm

Once the deal was settled with the bank we had started with few own people (not really building experts) to reconstruct the roof, extending few walls (by double blocks) and erecting the perimeter, partly in the original way, partly new.

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Re: Building my House No. 12

Postby Klondyke » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Shortly before finishing the works the river had risen by a 50 years flood, coming up under the windows, in our place some 10 m higher. Considering to create the perimeter in such a way that the foundation walls can be plugged by inserting metal sheets in case it should happen in a future again and with a higher water. (Finally, not really realized.)

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Water starts to rise

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Will it go any further?

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From the window directly out for swimming

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Calling for Rescue
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Re: Building my House No. 12

Postby Klondyke » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:39 pm

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Perhaps a monk can help to chase off the ghosts

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Preparing the fence wall for a next flood

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The house slowly getting in shape

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A fireplace for cool days will help

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During Loykathom at last moving in

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A ghost-cook in the kitchen
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Re: Building my House No. 12

Postby Klondyke » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:00 pm

When clearing the jungle behind the house finding a place suitable for a swimming pool.
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Excavation pretty rectangularly

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No big deal to make a swimming pool

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All works according to precise plans

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Now only, where we can get some water in?
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Re: Building my House No. 12

Postby pattayapope » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:50 am

Interesting story looks like you have built a really nice home. :D
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Re: Building my House No. 12

Postby Klondyke » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:33 pm

Few more pictures how my House No. 12 has been developed (sofar :) ).
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And how to get a good clean water for the swimming pool and fish pond (not speaking of the garden spraying in the dry season) when not (yet) connected to the village water supply system, see viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4611
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