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    Teak trailer houses?

    It seems as though one can buy a pre-built 100% teak house (knockdown house in Thai) for about B300,000-600,000. Most of these homes are built in Phrae and seem to be fairly solid. Bear in mind these are 3-bedroom homes with 1 bathroom.

    Wonder how long they will stand?

    I may have a few photos. Will search.

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    Kant find my photos but did find this site...
    http://www.pnkmarketing.com/web/prod...il.php?id=1638

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    I would've thought if they are on concrete footings, they should last a few lifetimes, especially if they are well maintained. I always promised myself a teak house, but I've not seen one for 300 Baht yet.

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    Where is the hell is Phrae?

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    It is in Northern Thailand, close to the Lao border. I believe it is almost 600 km from BKK, and happens to be known for its Teak forests. It is quite scenic there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious George
    It is in Northern Thailand, close to the Lao border. I believe it is almost 600 km from BKK, and happens to be known for its Teak forests. It is quite scenic there.
    well, the teak forests are no more, but the houses are still there

    I was in a village near Phrae recently; the house we were in was an old teak one, really nice, but they had varnished the interior to a wonderful shiny finish, all over. I mean walls, celing floors etc, sad.

    Around the village were a lot of "barns" built from massive teak trunks. These are a way of hiding the wood until it is needed to sell it. Lots of wood comes across the border illegally.
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    they are lovely but i would like one simpler... none of that fancy shiney shit for me, wood is beautiful enough

    i like that connecting bit with the curved ceiling and drapes tho' - can you design your own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrinking Violet
    Where is the hell is Phrae?
    I think he meant in Phases. Like those modular homes or office where it's constructed in manageable sections and delivered to the home site with slab on grade foundation set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirondelle
    they are lovely but i would like one simpler... none of that fancy shiney shit for me, wood is beautiful enough

    i like that connecting bit with the curved ceiling and drapes tho' - can you design your own?
    I'm not sure about in Thailand, but answer in normally no. You can have a variation of how you want to arrange the layout but that's about it. If home like that is built in 15 days, the construct the house like in factory. And you know what happen if auto maker starts to customize every car.

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    Are you serious?
    I think he meant in Phases.
    Phrae is a province in Thailand.

    Quote Originally Posted by smullenpe
    I'm not sure about in Thailand, but answer in normally no. You can have a variation of how you want to arrange the layout but that's about it. If home like that is built in 15 days, the construct the house like in factory. And you know what happen if auto maker starts to customize every car.
    Actually, This is Thailand; and it depends on who you're dealing with. Some of the folks said they could help us and provide precut and fabbed to our design others said no. Quite a few have modular designs where you can (sort of) design your own.
    One Norwegian company setup a little shoe box with all sorts of optional modules here (CM) in the Makro parking lot couple years back. The basic shoe box, one room with loft (no bathroom), was 600K. I could have bought a complete 2 bedroom cottage on 50TRW with western bath & kitchen for that much. The boxes were made of a knotty pine; not sure, but I think it was Norwegian Wood.
    I think my GF still has some brochures around (her hobby, shopping for houses) if some one is interested I'll ask her to dig 'em up
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    There is a place on the Petchkasem Road at Samut Sonkram ( spelling is something like that), anyway it is on the left side heading to BKK as you cross the salt flats. They buy up old teak houses and recondition them for resale. They would not let me take any pictures but they had all sizes from one bedroom weekend jobs to pretty big family size places.
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    [quote=friscofrankie]Are you serious?
    Phrae is a province in Thailand.
    Sorry, I didn't know.

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    How about something like this?



    This is one of a pair, but with the missus camera I couldn't get far enough back to get them both in.

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    I have been to da factory where they make these homes. Not bad really, very professionally done. While I like the teak look, I do not want a home that is totally made out of wood. Bear in mind that I am a nature loving guy, but these homes were (for my taste, to much) wood.

    Problems that I saw. Where does one hide the electrical wires, phone, or TV wires? What about the plumbing? Sure they kan hide all of this stuff, but it seemed like wood stacked on wood. See what I mean?

    For a weekend home, great! A retirement home to die in, well not for me.

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    I love those wooden homes, but as I smoke and drink to much it would probably burn down while I was asleep and then I would be dead and also not have a nice wooden house anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    How about something like this?



    This is one of a pair, but with the missus camera I couldn't get far enough back to get them both in.
    Actually, that looks like an old converted rice barge. A tourististy thang. Not the same thang as having a teak house built to order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    There is a place on the Petchkasem Road at Samut Sonkram ( spelling is something like that), anyway it is on the left side heading to BKK as you cross the salt flats. They buy up old teak houses and recondition them for resale. They would not let me take any pictures but they had all sizes from one bedroom weekend jobs to pretty big family size places.
    Most of those places wont let you take pictures, god knows why, it's not as though they are some secret design.

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    Foking great line and so well delivered. Right up there!! Up there. One post above.

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    Ao, use this sign ^ to indicate the above post. Damn, country foks...

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    ^^ goddamn there be mountain, or tits one!! Now how do I change that thingamajigee to go sidewise?

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    Or use the quote button.

    Stoopid bladdy seppo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal
    How about something like this?



    This is one of a pair, but with the missus camera I couldn't get far enough back to get them both in.
    That looks like a great Boat House or Noah's Ark.

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