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    Off we go ! Our little home construction in deep Issan

    Our time has come ,, sorry a lot more to do yet I know but just to get you started with the idea I,ll kick it off now , the actual build will begin 11/ 11 /13 just over 1 weeks time.

    Jan asked me 18 months ago if she saved up half for this would I chuck in the other half ,, was a no brainer course I would , so we worked and saved and now here we go.\\

    This will NEVER be where I live full time , it is only a small 1 bed / 1 bath/ 1 kitchen/ living area + outside balcony , built on the family plot shared by 3 other houses on about 3 rai of land.

    If I decide to retire in Thailand it will be down in the gulf area Cha am or the like ,, mabe Lanzarote with visits to here ,, nevermind we will hopefully have a reasonable place to stay in relative comfort , instead of what I have to live in at the moment here.


    We are building with a more traditional block around 200 mm as supplied and made by our builder ( more about him later )

    The blocks arriving lastnight on a rather nice wagon and drag all 30 tons of em ,, driven by a lad I would guess about at least 19 years old ,, tidy little driver to ,, I asked him if I could back it into the plot as I have driven one of these for many years , but he was having none of that with his new truck , so he dropped the trailer outside , to be uloaded through the fence and brought the lorry in to the plot.





    Ok here is the plot in the jungle ,, this is gonna be blessed tommorow , so no action yet









    Here is the young driver with the load to be offloaded by hand











    Everyone mucking in to unload the trailer










    Think it had cowshit in before on the previous load ,, either that or dinner was nearly ready





    3 small trees in the way so I got this nice young man to remove them for us today ,, he told me 500bht a tenner in our lingo ,, will do for me I paid him then he gave me 100 back saying he was only joking ,, put a lump in my throat , so I gave it back to him .







    Went and ordered a 5 metre leccy post to get the leccky in 1000bht delived so well happy on that one .








    Hopefully will be delivered on this ,, and NO I wont be backing that one in











    Ok sorry thats it for now were kinda underway ,, fingers crossed etc will update as and when I can ,, sorry its a bit hit and miss here at the mo , but will do my best to keep it going
    I'm proud of my 38" waist , also proud I have never done drugs

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    Hope this lots uploaded ,, sorry if its not worked

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    Good stuff Nige, keep it coming!

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    Great pics Nigel and good luck with the build. Don't forget to also provide us with an artists impression
    Last edited by Mr Lick; 10-11-2013 at 07:06 PM.

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    Great start - really look forward to the progression.

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    Best of luck...I love these building threads

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    Good luck with it. Following with interest. Is there room for a pool?

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    Good one nige, best of luck to you both

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    Looks a beautiful peaceful spot away from the soi dogs, good luck with the build.

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    Congratulations and good luck Nige!

    Hope it goes as smooth as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    driven by a lad I would guess about at least 19 years old
    That lad is no older than 12!

    Good luck, Nige - nice start.

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    Nice that you have lots of big trees.

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    Good luck Nige.
    BTW. I like them there blocks!

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    good luck Nige, hope you're having fun up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    This will NEVER be where I live full time
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    built on the family plot shared by 3 other houses
    Good call, Nigel.

    I'm about to bang up a 'For Sale' sign at the front of my humbling dwellings.

    Fuck these people.

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    Good luck with the blessing and the build...

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    I hope you'll have a blessed build Nigel (and Jan too of course).

    What kind of blocks did you order? They seem to be completely hollow?

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    Good luck Nige!

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    Good luck Nige, nice scenery where you are. Which province is it? All the Ban Pak's that I've found on Google Maps are on the skinny bit of Thailand on the sea (certainly not in Isaan).

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    Onya Nige, good luck with it all EH, you are one the good guys.

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    Good luck, and enjoy your hols!!

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    The very best of luck to you both. Hope it all goes smoothly for you

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    Good luck to the two of you. Have you got a floor plan layout ?

    And you're not using PD House ??? LOL

    Chai-yo!!

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    Thank you all for your kind remarks and repo sent.
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    I, ll do my best to post what I can, but tinternut ain't good here, toffee comes to mind.

    Please bear with me I, ll do my best

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    Nice looking plot Nige. Should be very cosy with all those shade giving trees. I bet when its finished you'll like living in it for short periods more than you thought you would. Hope it goes smoothly.

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