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    Hello,

    What is the final estimated price ?

    Thanks.

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    Good Luck with your build.

    Glad to see some house building threads coming online......

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    Nice thread and looking forward to seeing how this turns out - hopefully well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Metal View Post
    Hi joesixpac, wish you all the best in your build.

    Pillars look rather thin ?
    my MIL's are bigger for sure !
    could be an optical illusion !
    Not sure Dead. Look narrow to me also. Will check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JournalistsAreLiars View Post
    Hello,

    What is the final estimated price ?

    Thanks.
    That is the million baht question!! The floor plan I originally designed was around 100 m2 and I was trying desperately to bring it under 900k or so. That plan (there is a drawing earlier in the thread) had an inexpensive outdoor Thai kitchen tacked on the back and room for a second bathroom out back (to be put in at a later date),and some other things that helped lower the cost. My logic was the family likes to spend most of its time outside solicalizing and didn’t really need an indoor kitchen so a big front porch and a Thai kitchen (kind of a caged enclosure with lots of ventilation) would fit their needs. However, wife overruled me so the sq footage went up 35 m2, and now includes a western kitchen (which I don’t think they will use much), a second bathroom (probably a good idea), a dinning room (which likewise probably won’t be used) and a bhudda room (which they will likely use frequently but seems like a luxury item to me). We are overseas right now and the build is being largely left up to wife and MIL. I warned wife the bigger footprint would have a corresponding larger cost but I don’t think she really believed me until after the pillars were in and we were locked into the m2. The pillars are up, the steel support is up for the CPac and they are working on the foundation so we still have some room to make decisions that impact the overall cost. Wife finally looked at the build sheet and budget (partial because some items still haven’t been bid) I drafted so I think we will be getting costs framed up closer in the near future.

    My guess right now is the house only, excluding land, landscaping, wall, etc., will be 1.2 TB. But MIL and wife are really going to need to real things in to make it happens. I will put in a build sheet and costs a little later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Good Luck with your build.

    Glad to see some house building threads coming online......
    thanks! We need the well wishes, believe me!

    i love the build threads and am happy I can contribute although this build may be more a lesson on how not to do things!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    Nice thread and looking forward to seeing how this turns out - hopefully well!
    Thanks slim!! I read your thread many times and use as an example of what can be accomplished when things are done right. It turned out great. I liked the western kitchen and have shown pictures of it to wife a couple times trying to get her to buy in. Did you ever get that utility pole moved?

    here are some pictures of completed steel support for CPAC -two taken from the front and two from the back. You will also notice that there is guy trenching around the base setting up for the foundation. Apparently there has been a lot of rain that has slowed things down. But they hope to have the foundation done in next couple weeks. Then the CPAC goes on.

    Last edited by Joesixpac; 15-07-2018 at 05:51 AM. Reason: Add pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesixpac View Post
    My logic was the family likes to spend most of its time outside solicalizing and didn’t really need an indoor kitchen so a big front porch and a Thai kitchen (kind of a caged enclosure with lots of ventilation) would fit their needs. However, wife overruled me
    That could be correct logic some 50 years ago, not now when everybody socialize with smart phone, TV and a/c, out of the sun effect...

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