Where do all those legions of construction workers that arrive from Isan (North East Thailand) stay? Worker shacks constructed from galvanized aluminum, form wood flooring, eucalyptus wood and anything else handy.
The life of the typical construction worker isn’t glamorous. The idea is that basically all expenses are provided during the time the worker will be ‘on contract’. They arrive all over Pattaya and there are many mini ‘shack villes’ all over town. Normally the workers work from 8 AM to 5 or 6 PM with an hour off for lunch. The shack villes normally sport TVs, electrical and running water outside.
The shacks will often have raised flooring to keep it dry and keep the bugs out. The first task of the workers is typically to construct the shack they will stay in. They normally go up in one day or less.