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    Humbert's Hideaway in the Hinterland

    I am well underway building a small house in my wife's village near Surin. The total area will be 240 sm. It is a pole house with lounge, kitchen and bath downstairs and bedroom and lounge/office upstairs. The upper part of the house is all timber which will be sided in a traditional Thai pattern. The lower part of the house is masonry construction with large timber shutter style windows.
    We are doing the kitchen and bath counters and all the ceramic tile work starting next week.
    The electrical will all be concealed within the walls. I am going to buy a 700L stainless steel tank which will be located in the back of the house along with the pump and septic tank.
    Should have some more pics when I get back to Bangkok after Songkran.

    The site plan



    Front Elevation - No stair yet



    Rear Elevation - Service area



    Ground Floor

    Last edited by Humbert; 21-03-2013 at 03:41 PM.

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    Looks a good start.

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    Cute little house. Looks small from the outside yet spacious indoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    I am going to buy a 700L stainless steel tank which will be located in the back of the house along with the pump and septic tank.
    Water supply from village?

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    So this is just a little holiday/weekend getaway home?

    Looks pretty cool.

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    I like the centerpiece in the living room! Seriously, looks really nice lets see some more pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    So this is just a little holiday/weekend getaway home?
    It's pretty far (7 hours) from Bangkok so more holiday than weekend. I am going to have to see how I like village life before committing staying there full time. I work in Bangkok now but will retire in a couple of years and maybe do some design and construction work up in the Surin area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Water supply from village?
    Yes, village water.


    Quote Originally Posted by beazalbob69
    I like the centerpiece in the living room!
    I knew somebody would catch that!

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    ^ Early 20 th century Thai rustic...make sure you get a stack of bald tire to lean against the wall outside.

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    What is the ground floor ceiling hight ?

    Will you have filters for the water ?

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    The column could always be covered in timber, much more pleasing to the eye. IMHO

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    Looks nice! Out of greens!

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    Columns in a big open room aren't bad. It can help separate the living space from the kitchen space.

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    The total area will be 240 sm.
    The house looks about 10 x 7 ,don't you mean total area will be 140squ/m

    I like the Wooden upstairs,should be a lot cooler at night.

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    The columns are likely 4m apart. 8 x 20 meters (160sq meters) ground floor and a bit less on 2nd floor. About 240 sq meters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    The columns are likely 4m apart. 8 x 20 meters (160sq meters) ground floor and a bit less on 2nd floor. About 240 sq meters.
    Look at the end of the house in comparison with the car!!!!



    No way 8 meters wide....6m ......7m max

    Can Humbert comfirm sizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    No way 8 meters wide....6m ......7m max
    Good point. I just counted columns on floor plan. Typical build 4 meters apart. Agree. Humbert can sort it.

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    I am going to buy a 700L stainless steel tank which will be located in the back of the house along with the pump and septic tank.

    How about one of those nice Thai style Storage Jars to suit the rural location

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    What are the estimated costs for the property?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    I am going to buy a 700L stainless steel tank which will be located in the back of the house along with the pump and septic tank.

    How about one of those nice Thai style Storage Jars to suit the rural location
    Goes without saying.
    Reasonably practical....depending on the Surin locale, of course.

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    [QUOTE="Dead Metal"]What is the ground floor ceiling hight ?

    272cm finished floor to joist. The timber ceiling will be stained dark flat finish.

    Will you have filters for the water ?[/QUOTE

    Not yet but I will have a filter before the tank and a filter in the kitchen.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa
    No way 8 meters wide....6m ......7m max
    Can Humbert comfirm sizes
    It's 7m x 13.5m. The last bay is smaller. It was supposed to be 8m wide it didn't get built as I designed it due to the overall size of the lot being smaller than originally communicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    I will have a filter before the tank and a filter in the kitchen.
    Good. You'll be glad you have the filter before tank. Unless the water is really nasty a single activated charcoal one will do just fine.

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    I should mention, it's in Ban Koh which is a village about 7km from Sang Ka. I think there are 2 or 3 other farangs in the village. I have only been there once. My wife has done all the organizing up until now. I plan on going up over Songkran to organize the electrical and plumbing work. The wood for the siding and stair is in the process of drying so that will happen a bit later.
    I don't want to use rustic Thai style tanks because of the space they eat up but I may change my mind and add one later to catch the run off from the roof.

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    You're not far from me, about 45 minutes drive? Close to Kapchoeng immigration! I'm closer to Prasat. At the moment stinking hot up here, all waiting for rain to arrive.

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