So how is life up-country anyway? From an expat who knows. What services can you expect in the way of electric, phone etc. Medical. Security considerations. Transport.
Illustrations of various types of tiles.
How to harness the power of the sun and get your water heated for free. Better yet the installation itself is very inexpensive and doesn’t require even one solar panel.
Robin T ponders the necessity of double wall insulation.
The worst thing you can do is use precast foundation columns. Better ways to lay out and construct walls and a method that can work well with precast columns.
A Tsunami shelter suitable for single family dwelling? It uses economical, appropriate technology and is available to all neighboring countries – namely a Coconut Palm tree trunk.
Robin T recommends excercising the muscle between your ears to think, not other body parts.
Some various thoughts and stories. Investing big money in Thailand. New 6 rai project, ideas. Japanese project, what happened?
Ever so important water harvest should be incorporated in your design from the beginning. Ideas on how to do it. Importance of starting with a detailed house plan.
Place a water jar below ground for water harvest. Drinking rain water but still bald.
Robin T: digging a pond for a catchment flood area. Using the dirt for house fill dirt. Diagrams and cost estimates.
A practical example of using sketchup software to design a house. Also some interesting observations on Thai life and how to build a house here.