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    Building a Traditional Khmer House

    I'm pretty sure that I said in the last build thread that I'm not going to get involved in another building project for at least five years (standard recovery period).

    But my wife owns a great little block of land (800m2) about 20km outside of Phnom Penh that's very secluded and overlooks a beautiful expanse of wetland. It has access to power, mains water, a reasonable access road and is only 2km outside of a district town which has all the essentials.

    So we've been talking about building a simple weekend house on it and I just thought I would share my ideas on here, as this place is always good for some ideas and feedback.

    Here's the view:



    Here's what's there now:



    Here's something similar to what I would like to build:



    So hopefully the end result would a nice shaded plot with a lot of trees and a nice looking traditional Khmer stilt house with some great views.

    We're planning to plant the trees before the start of this web season then start work on the house in the dry season. Hopefully we'll be able to use the foundations and columns of the concrete building that's already there in order to bring the cost down.

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    How about a similar thing to what Wimpey did? Took an old timber house and moved it to his plot?

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    There is also this thread of a simple "holiday" home

    http://teakdoor.com/building-in-thai...house-too.html (My Traditional Thai House Too)

    I have modified the original and produced this image if it is of any use:

    Last edited by OhOh; 24-03-2012 at 05:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    How about a similar thing to what Wimpey did? Took an old timber house and moved it to his plot?
    Do you have a link? The search didn't thrown up anything.

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    another great thread in the making
    cant wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    There is also this thread of a simple "holiday" home
    That's a fantastic house and I got some great ideas from it. Unfortunately we won't be able to afford any exotic hard woods, we'll be using one of the lower grade hard woods that are typically used for building here, then will paint it rather than varnish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisInCambo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    How about a similar thing to what Wimpey did? Took an old timber house and moved it to his plot?
    Do you have a link? The search didn't thrown up anything.
    http://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...-our-land.html (Buying a village house to move to our land)

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    Yur gonna have to chase that kid away, he looks dodgy.

    nice block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter
    another great thread in the making cant wait
    yes, some of these construction threads are interesting, amazing and entertaining

    keep us up-to-date, please

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    Thanks marmite, that's a great thread, I'll be keeping a close eye on that thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    There is also this thread of a simple "holiday" home
    That's a fantastic house and I got some great ideas from it. Unfortunately we won't be able to afford any exotic hard woods, we'll be using one of the lower grade hard woods that are typically used for building here, then will paint it rather than varnish it.

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    I built a house like this for my gf family on their land near Vietnam. simple structure, one room inside, wooden steps, no balcony, no glass in the windows, simple bathroom downstairs and the roof was only the metal sheets not tile but only costs me $2,500
    figure a better roof another $1,000??
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    I bet I could turn that brick building into something interesting. Have often fantasized about buying one of the old brick tobacco barns common in Chiang Rai and converting it into a weekend cottage.

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    wimpy, build this^

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    they are nice

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    Uncovered kilns from Songkhla province. Why did the tradition of brick have to die out?

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    They still make bricks near us in Mae Rim

    but they are expensive compared to the nasty factory bricks

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    I found a brick company that can do handmade bricks for 4 badt each you need 50 to make 1m2 so thats 200 badt m2. I know concrete is block is the same price, but sometimes its just worth it for local made stuff. Its just a shame thats all. I cant afford them all over but am going to put them in on the ground floor as plinth for the house to add an element of this lovely coloured handmade brick and tradition.

    I think these were for ceramic pots and tiles.
    im hot its so hot today.......milk was a bad choice!

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