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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy
    Open the Teak Door Lounge- a bit like that Thai Visa bar in Hua Hin,but not shit
    Yep, we need a new fight-club venue.

    Ant could be the resident champ in the ring, showing off his chickenlegs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    On a similar note, I've been looking at houses in Hua Hin - which I'd buy with a view to AirBNB for a few years. It seems that from between 50-70k (sterling) one can acquire a three bedroom villa with a private pool just a kilometre or two from the beach. Living in the UK puts things into perspective. That's dirt cheap. That's an hour's work in Asda.

    Has anyone gone the AirBNB route, and, perhaps more crucially, did it work? Or did you get your pants pulled down and buggered into oblivion?
    What site do you use for property for sale in Thailand? Also wasn't there a thread a while back on here stating airbnb was illegal in Thailand or am I imagining things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    On a similar note, I've been looking at houses in Hua Hin - which I'd buy with a view to AirBNB for a few years. It seems that from between 50-70k (sterling) one can acquire a three bedroom villa with a private pool just a kilometre or two from the beach. Living in the UK puts things into perspective. That's dirt cheap. That's an hour's work in Asda.

    Has anyone gone the AirBNB route, and, perhaps more crucially, did it work? Or did you get your pants pulled down and buggered into oblivion?
    What site do you use for property for sale in Thailand? Also wasn't there a thread a while back on here stating airbnb was illegal in Thailand or am I imagining things?
    The properties on "Baht and Sold" seem over priced and geared towards newbies in English.

    Took this pic outside the local branch of Bangkok bank in Phetchabun..

    If you zoom in on the prices and properties you'll see they're all geared toward the locals.

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    I've done lots of googling even had a look at rightmove and zoopla which list properties in Thailand but like you say they are all overpriced just aimed at gullible fukwits who know no better. I was thinking about Chiang Mai but dismissed it as really want to be by the coast, dismissed the Eastern seaboard as lived there for 6-7 years and no desire to go back, no interest in Phuket or Samui so favoured location at the moment that suits both me and the better half is Hua Hin, either Hua Hin itself or anywhere down below it.
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    ^ Wouldn't touch HH and HH property with a 10 foot dildo.

    There are a few quite places further down that are quiet and more 'locally' priced. Bang Saphan in PKK is a nice enough area, but would get boring after a few years I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    Bang Saphan in PKK is a nice enough area, but would get boring after a few years I reckon.
    Got boring for me after 2 weeks. Staring at the same 10 farangs getting pissed up day after day, year after year is what appears to be what the old expats do. The only thing to do there is drink

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    which I'd buy with a view to AirBNB for a few years.
    I believe this in itself is like a job. Judging by the people I have met who do it.

    "Can I arrive at 2AM?"
    "Will you install black out curtains for me?"

    On retiring... best to have a plan. To have visited a few to make a few acquaintances. Rather than simply fess up with a couple of suitcases.

    I have a problem deciding what to do next week, let alone what to do for the next 40-45 years.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Things have sped up a bit, and it looks like I might be retiring to Chiang Mai in my late 30s rather than early 40s.

    So what to do. Would rather not:

    • Drop sproglette to school.
    • Start drinking.
    • Collect sproglette from school drunk.
    • Continue drinking.



    At least not for the first 6 months.


    So thinking of hobbies and activities.

    Cooking.

    Gardening/vegetable growing.

    Studying cuisines, language, history etc.

    Mountain biking.

    Off roading (trail riding etc.)

    Motorbiking.

    Small business.

    Charity work.

    Motorbike restoration.

    Bit of property development if the will takes.

    Offering friendly, courteous, considerate advice to people on internet forums.

    Montclair appreciation thrice weekly.

    Gym and post gym 4 hands oil massage quart weekly.


    Anything else advisable to pass ones time oop North?
    Welcome to the North.

    ^Just doing half the list will keep you busier then a Tailless 3 legged dog on ice tryin to lick its balls...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    Also getting into mountain biking would be of interest.
    I am retiring at the end of this month and moving home...finally. I just tuned up my Trek Mtn bike and will come up with some routes to ride in morning

    I also have a full gym set that I have not even had a chance to use. Plus I will ride my Yam R3 around the mountains. I would be up for a ride with ya if ya go street biking. Lots of shit can go wrong and that's what makes it fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    Building a smoker
    Here ya go. Keep it simple.

    http://teakdoor.com/the-kitchen/1387...tml#post308291 (Building your own BBQ/SMOKER)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    Building a smoker
    Here ya go. Keep it simple.

    http://teakdoor.com/the-kitchen/1387...tml#post308291 (Building your own BBQ/SMOKER)

    Just a comment to the link by DD above, I would never use anything galvanized to cook food products. Under high temperature zinc and iron (along with whatever silicone is present) will decompose and liberate to Zn Oxide and will likely co deposit all over the food. It could make one pretty sick quick if used a lot. The picture DD posted was a galvanized steel plated garbage can. While simple yes likely not advisable. If you notice no smoker, BBQ pit or any cooking device is galvanized, they are either bare steel (like a 55 gal drum), porcelain coated or SST.

    I recommend something made out of basic steel or spend a few bucks and go to the Thai guys that build all the SST fences and show them what you want. Besides the SST will last basically forever if 302 or 304L

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    What site do you use for property for sale in Thailand?
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    rightmove
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    gullible fukwits who know no better


    Well, to be honest I didn't know where else to look, and we're just getting ballpark figures at present. Obviously we'll be spending time in the country looking at various properties, but 70-odd grand for a three bed villa with private pool doesn't seem three bad to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    What site do you use for property for sale in Thailand?
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    rightmove
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    gullible fukwits who know no better


    Well, to be honest I didn't know where else to look, and we're just getting ballpark figures at present. Obviously we'll be spending time in the country looking at various properties, but 70-odd grand for a three bed villa with private pool doesn't seem three bad to me.
    Rightmove and Zoopla are always good starting points and maybe (probably) i'm out of touch with current property prices in Thailand. Just used to watching those programs on the TV, place in the winter sun, home and away etc. then you go have a gander on rightmove and zoopla and the prices for properties on the shows always seem a hell of a lot cheaper than what you see online. But yeah 70k seems a good deal for a 3 bed villa with a pool, brilliant deal in fact when you consider probably wouldn't even buy you a parking space down your way, would get a 2 bed flat in Crewe though!!!!!

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    At the lower end of the scale you can buy a condo in Jomtien for 10 k and live the dream

    I'd have to rent for a while in the area where I was going to buy to check for noisy neighbours etc.
    Still some great deals to be had in Thailand if your patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Still some great deals to be had in Thailand if your patient.
    There are. Many Foreigner built deals with western stuff where they up and left. Lots in CM. Many are in tract home moo bans if that's your thing.

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    I might still give Chiang Mai a try as the climate is appealing but preference is still to be by the coast, but a few more years to decide yet, also have to decide what type of property I want as not going to be in it full time so needs a safe lock up and leave aspect to it. Seems some good deals on condos in Hua Hin right on the beach, but do I want to live in a condo for 6+ months of the year, probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy
    Open the Teak Door Lounge- a bit like that Thai Visa bar in Hua Hin,but not shit
    Yep, we need a new fight-club venue.

    Ant could be the resident champ in the ring, showing off his chickenlegs.
    And me and terry 57 could make occasional guest appearances and slap you around with wet lettuce.

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    Surely Tel's weapon of choice will be

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    We could also shove a can of spam up his blurter to.if he consents of course?

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    ^Terry would love it, not only would it satisfy his sexual perversions it would also save him having to buy dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    to be honest I didn't know where else to look
    http://www.ddproperty.com/en/propert...et=residential

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    ^Terry would love it, not only would it satisfy his sexual perversions it would also save him having to buy dinner.
    better if they start putting that godawful shite it in round cans then

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    I might still give Chiang Mai a try as the climate is appealing but preference is still to be by the coast, but a few more years to decide yet, also have to decide what type of property I want as not going to be in it full time so needs a safe lock up and leave aspect to it. Seems some good deals on condos in Hua Hin right on the beach, but do I want to live in a condo for 6+ months of the year, probably not.
    Why not? If your not gonna be there for a lot of the time a condo would make sense. Maybe do the airbnd thing as slap suggested but i think the thais are getting a bit funny on the likes of airbnb, uber, grabcab etc. They cant stand to see the middleman cut out and maybecthere reasoning is to make sure the hotels stay full. ( of which the ruling class likely own?) Looks good on tourism statistics and also easier to tax the hotel but harder to tax the airbnb guy. I used airbnd a few years ago to stay in a condo in jomtien with the family. Worked out great but it was obvious it was some geezers fuckpad that he rented out whilst gone. Neighbours werent real friendly either as they could see we were a bunch of blow ins taking up space around the pool. Plus im not easy on the eye while wearing a pair of budgie smugglers and wallowing drunkenly in the pool.

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    Hotels have a lot to be said for them really.

    Can't believe they aren't more popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    What site do you use for property for sale in Thailand?
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    rightmove
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    gullible fukwits who know no better


    Well, to be honest I didn't know where else to look, and we're just getting ballpark figures at present. Obviously we'll be spending time in the country looking at various properties, but 70-odd grand for a three bed villa with private pool doesn't seem three bad to me.
    You will need an extra bedroom for por maybe keep the old bar steward gainfully employed mixing the laokhao cocktails and perhaps maintaining the pool

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