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    great.....

    now where are the swimming pool pics ?

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    god what a fantastic home..... have read most of the artical.... may have missed it.... but what kind of price would i expect to pay to have house like yours built in issan mahasarakham??

    John

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    Wow! thank you for such an entertaining blog.It took me 2 days to go through all 27 pages. Your house and garden is truly beautiful. There is a lot to be said about combining traditional and modern, Again thanks

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    First let me thank everyone for your kind thoughts and posts.

    So here is an update of D&G Resort:

    I am unable to go there as often as I want because making money is in Bangkok. However, I was there in April and my idea of a jungle look had only worked to well. Our workers are always hesitant to cut bushes or trees as they know I enjoy the natural look. Regardless, I had to take about three long days of cutting and trimming the grounds to be able to even walk around.

    My fishing dock drowned during the past floods. My 75-meter wooden stairway to the dock was also destroyed. No big deal. In the future the steps will be made out of concrete and the dock will be of a better design.

    My good Thai buddy that I use to buy beer from and who made my wooden trash cans died. Everytime, I go to his shop to buy supplies his wife starts crying when she sees me. Please no sarcastic comments. Just sad and a fact of life.

    The young girl who washed clothes and such while my main home was in construction is now in Pattaya working. Her father's home fairly close to mine has had some major upgrades...

    Our wooden pavilion continues to be the drawing point. It is often rented out for parties.

    A massive government building was also built about 3 kilometers from our home. The bosses wanted to stay at our place for 2000 baht per week. I said no. The wife could have said no herself but being Thai. Well, you know the deal. She was glad with me saying no as these hotshots do not care.

    Will this come back to bite me in the butt? Well have to wait and see.

    The older my wife and I get the less we actually want people staying at our place. To have a dinner/party in our pavilion is ok. Actually, I do not even like that but the wife likes granting favors.

    Not to sound like a jerk but anymore overnight stays are by invitation only.

    Hopefully, within about one year hillbilly will be living at D&G Resort full-time. Once this happens then some major developments are in store. Stay tuned...

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    I have been invited but never made it. I sure hope to be able to see it some day. Sorry about the bad things coming your way. But you will always come out on top.

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    sweet place
    Been to Nan many times. tis pleasant enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate
    Been to Nan many times. tis pleasant enough.
    What about Phitsanulok?

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    His place is not in Nan. Its on the Nan River.

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    Great job Hillbilly, I've enjoyed reading your thread. When I get to Thailand next year I'll have to make a trip to see your wooden shack.

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by man with no head View Post
    Well, the reason they gave was that it would come crashing down on the house when it's built. Really I have not much choice due to the odd shape of the land because that's probably about where the septic tank will go. So, yeah, off it goes.

    That fence, by the way, cost about 120,000B.

    BTW, excellent thread. This is what I came for originally when I joined.
    Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    Almost done. The only problem that I can see is that the counter top is a somewhat different color than the cabinets. My fault as I wasn't there.
    Still looks great.

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    well that has got the grey matter working overtime,inspirational, thank you for sharing...

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    A very good thread and well worth a second read. Well done Hillbilly, an inspiration to us all!

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    I decided to post just to take us still live to the end of 2013 . A really interesting Post this --- interesting enough to have me sit and read it in one go . And giving me lots of ideas , advice and cautions . Power to you HB .


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    And now 2014 .

    You might not check this Thread any more Hillbilly but I gotta say how much I love what you did .

    Congrats .



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    Beautiful !!!

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    Read through the thread a second time. Love the pictures. Can't wait to see the swimming pool and jump in.

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