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    What do you think of this Thai house ?

    A friend of mine posted this on Facebook yesterday.

    This Guy Started With Nothing. What He Had Just 6 Weeks Later Made Me Ridiculously Jealous.







    I personally think it is the wrong house for the tropics. It has no windows, so bugs and critters will get inside. That clay makes me think of an oven and I'm sure it gets warm inside. And those weird stairs going up to the gazebo ? I can see someone slipping and sliding right off the side of the place. That is assuming, you don't tumble off the gazebo first (no railings).
    The bathroom is interesting however, although all they showed was the sink & shower, not the throne.

    So, what do you think ?

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    my first thought was creepy crawlies too and the polar opposite of Igloo

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    My very first thought was ''Hobbits ''

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    it looks well made and well finished, the earth colours and setting are quite inviting.

    with windows and protection from insects and weather, as a resort or beach bungalow it might work well.

    it would make an interesting garden feature or daytime sala.

    but as a full time home, no thanks.

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    I think it's not a house so much as it is a hippy art project. Bamboo faucets forsooth!



    Steve was given a place on his friend Hajjar Gibranís mango grove to build his home...


    I wonder how someone named "Hajjar Gibran" comes to own a mango grove in Thailand that foreigners are free to build on?

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    Looking a little closer at the pics, I think I see windows in the openings. But I don't see any mechanism to open them !

    I do like the idea of it being like a Sala, although I don't think it would fit in the design of our house.

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    Looks like a few of those big water tanks to me. It's not really my thing but I can imagine why people would love something like this.

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    ^ I was thinking it would be a bit like living in an oversized flowerpot...

    At US$ 9k to build I reckon Betty got much better VFM on his place - OK, twice the cost but he got a 3 bedroom house that looks like a house rather than something more akin to a glorified drain.

    Perhaps I'm being a bit harsh, it would be OK to crash in for a few nights but as a home it's not for me.
    Last edited by Roobarb; 20-03-2014 at 11:01 AM.

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    Looks more like a sala than a house.
    You couldn't sleep in it unless under nets, it would always be full of critters and if it rained........

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    Be Ok if one had just had a nose full of wizz I suppose but with no A/C I'm not interested.

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    if they turned the pond into a paddling pool, and filled one of those pots with plastic balls, it would be a nice place to relax with the kids for a couple of hours

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    some more pics of the house here and some other strange places

    https://www.google.co.th/search?q=st...w=1366&bih=667

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    Will be great once the rains start. Build them high to keep them dry and catch the breeze

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    Well...I have to say that is one stupid house.
    In a kids adventure playground it would be popular and appropriate .
    Paint it white in December and park it in Big C for a Santa Grotto .

    But as a real home it's infantile ridiculous and stupid.

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    There's no place like Dome.

    Dome sweet dome.

    I think it's absurd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    if they turned the pond into a paddling pool, and filled one of those pots with plastic balls, it would be a nice place to relax with the kids for a couple of hours
    Dill ...

    I've only just now - completely accidentally - found a folder about ' greens ' and comments .

    I never knew about that .

    And there you are ... sending a green for the teletubbies !

    thank you .


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    Not really a Thai house, is it?

    A Farang house would be more suitable.
    Last edited by Rural Surin; 21-03-2014 at 09:08 PM.

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    Only minimal shading so there's a fair chance it's going to be a bit roasty-toasty this time of year. And whilst the thatch looks nice, replacing it every couple of years would get on my tits after a while. Still, it's interesting and different and looks fun. Well done to him for doing it.

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    Seen this a long time ago somewhere, sure it wasnt Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    Seen this a long time ago somewhere, sure it wasnt Thailand
    There is a photo illustration in Robin Lane Fox's "Alexander the Great". Maybe you've read it.
    It is a village at the foot of Khaiwak Pass thru the Hindu Kush.

    Houses very similar domed on square base...

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    It was built in northeastern Thailand by Steve Areen in 2011 here is the link

    Steve's Dome Home Story

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