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    DrAndys Rice Barn

    In a previous post I mentioned I was buying an old rice barn and moving it to my place in the ricefields. I am now having it rebuilt.

    As said, the initial cost was B9000 and the moving and rebuilding as original would be B10,000

    We have decided to rebuild it a little differently, making it more attractive as it sits next to our house, so the cost has gone up, to B17,500. This, however, will include lots of planing and fitting of the walls and floor to new specs, as well as making surrounding walkways and the tilting of the posts.

    Anyway, here is the start of the build, the posts up







    and the floor beams going on



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    nice pics keep them coming

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    Dr. How many houses are you planning on in the rice fields? Many kids or many snoring friends staying overnight? Up til now I count one major house 3 guest ones and the rice shed.... all you need is the perfectly situated hammock on the lower deck

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    I think that is about it ebeth. The rice barn is exactly that though, not for accomodation. The woodshed and plant nursery are also as decribed, so only the house and three guesthouses. We are thinking of letting a couple out, not sure either as farmstay on a nightly basis or on longterm contract.

    we have had some interest and offers

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    Well it is a nice place you have there. Is it right or left of 107 if you are coming from CM? Home stays wont that require entertaining the guests! A retreat like place.... come and fish in my pond and be quiet the rest of the time would be easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebeth
    Is it right or left of 107
    Right.

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    Right! Aha then flat flat land! Hope for him it is only every 30 years or so the Ping is swelling to the seize it had in 2005!

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    a recent pic of the progress



    more pics to upload later; the roof beams are actually on

    and ebeth, although the land is flat (in the ricefields) it has never really flooded there as the area is vast and the house etc well above the fields

    in 2005 some of Mae Rim flooded, due to poor drains, and the local river does flood frequently, affecting local houses. But not out here

    and yes, the fish are back in the pond again after the draining, so ....

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    I recognise that field in the background - isn't it the site of the new coal-fired power station they're building in CM?

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    yes. spot on Dave, I will make a fortune by opening a restaurant

    the rice barn continues, the roof beams going on





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    today they have done this so far, the roof tile supports and the verandah railings





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    Why do you want a rice barn?

    Why is a price increase from 10,000 to 17,500 of significance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg View Post
    Why do you want a rice barn?

    Why is a price increase from 10,000 to 17,500 of significance?

    oh Smeg

    see post 4

    see post 1, unless the significance escapes you

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    ^ I thought that you are loaded, but most of the OP focused on having to pay out an extra 7,500 baht. It seemed strange, sorry.

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    Looks good, do you have a pic of what it originally looked like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg View Post
    ^ I thought that you are loaded, but most of the OP focused on having to pay out an extra 7,500 baht. It seemed strange, sorry.

    you can think what you like Smeg. The post was an explanation of the increase in costs; in the other thread (which maybe you missed), I was asked how much to build the place, so the increase was of interest to at least two people.

    Thanks Tao, but I was a bit late and the place had already been taken apart before I took a pic. Essentially, it was quite simple, the posts vertical and only a verandah at the front. The roof was merely a two slope type. The wood for the walls and floor was poor, so those have been renewed.

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    Progress, the roof tiles being laid

    There was an almighty storm just after this pic was taken, hail, gales and floods, it lasted for all of five minutes

    then out came the sun. Anyway...





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    Great pics. This what a barn is in CM. Here in Roiet, we refer to it as a mansion! Dark right now but tomorrow I will take and post a pic of our rice barn.

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    Great shots. Should be a great home!

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    Hilly, it will be a home for our rice

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    Hilly, it will be a home for our rice
    Can't quite tell from the pics but do you intend to line the inside with metal sheeting to keep mice and rats out? Common practice in Isaan and works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
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    Hilly, it will be a home for our rice
    Can't quite tell from the pics but do you intend to line the inside with metal sheeting to keep mice and rats out? Common practice in Isaan and works well.

    no. hopefully the metal inverted funnels I will fit to the poles will keep the rats out

    hopefully!

    note to self: remember to take away the ladder

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    no. hopefully the metal inverted funnels I will fit to the poles will keep the rats out
    Yes they work but never underestimate the genius of rats. That little palm tree next to the barn will be a perfect springboard to the deck for the little blighters. Had to clear a couple of trees and overhanging branches from mine to keep them out.

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    Yes, I had thought they would use those; I remember seeing some documentary on squirrels (not you MrsQ) showing their ingenuity

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    i have followed all of your recent work on house by pond and guesthouses and plant house etc and now your rice barn!

    as i am looking in the same area your posts have been of great help, and of good amusement too, light hearted fun seems to circulate around them.

    is there a specific method behind your madness to building all of these constructs? or is it to merely build a compound of functionality and hobby in things you are interested in nature and so forth........ i am just curious to your extent that most would and maybe could not conceive of in this fashion.

    you seem to be at good odds with the locals, in your support of your community like the guy who harvests the rice etc i am very interested in your projects, thank you for sharing!
    im hot its so hot today.......milk was a bad choice!

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