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    My new house in the sticks??

    I have had a gutsful of living on a village/housing estate with nasty neighbours on all sides and really want to get away somewhere more secluded.
    Also, my wife loves gardening and ours is really tiny.

    I have pretty much made my mind up to buy this place near SanKhampeng, about 16 km North of ChiangMai.
    Don't know wether to keep the house or knock it down and build something Western.





    The land is around 260 square wah, much much bigger than anything I have ever lived on before.
    developing it should be fun.




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    ^how much is that going to set you back Donald?

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    I shall breed pigs and keep chickens.




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    Looks interesting. That's the sort of living I did for 25 years on Saipan.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Don't know wether to keep the house or knock it down
    I'd live in the house a while, get to know the place and then decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    ^how much is that going to set you back Donald?
    how much would you pay for it William?

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    Good news.
    Good luck with it!

    I wouldn't knock the house down straight away.
    If nothing else, it will be useful to live in while you are building a 'farang' abode elsewhere on the land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai
    I'd live in the house a while, get to know the place and then decide.
    That's what we are thinking of doing.
    probably treat it as a weekend get away until we decide what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    I shall breed pigs and keep chickens.
    Ducks are my favorite, is their a stream or a pond on the land?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by William
    ^how much is that going to set you back Donald?
    how much would you pay for it William?
    Probably not much more than 400k - given where it is

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    a million or 2 cmn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai
    I'd live in the house a while, get to know the place and then decide.
    That's what we are thinking of doing.
    probably treat it as a weekend get away until we decide what to do.
    Who'll look after your bike shop?

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    Nice find, CMn. Stay in the house for a while - you can make these Thai rural homes rather nice if you put your mind to it. If you decide to modify it, you can re-work it progressively, over time into something unique. Don't be in a rush to plonk a western monstrosity on the place. There are a few decent architectural books around which can give you some ideas.

    What is the asking price?

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    Nice size plot.
    How far to the nearest neighbour and what's the road access like ?

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    ^it does look good. I wonder if it has internet access

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    Probably not much more than 400k - given where it is
    spot on.


    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Nice size plot.
    How far to the nearest neighbour and what's the road access like ?
    yes, not the rai + we thought it would be (some confusion in the translaton)..but about what i imagined a rai to look like.

    more than big enough.

    Good access road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    I wonder if it has internet access
    nope.
    I shall be quitting my TD career and living like a yokel and feeding pigs and stuff.

    I timed it yesterday and it was only a 23 minute commute into work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    Who'll look after your bike shop?
    Don't have one anymore, renting from home (long term only)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by William
    I wonder if it has internet access
    nope.
    I shall be quitting my TD career and living like a yokel and feeding pigs and stuff.

    I timed it yesterday and it was only a 23 minute commute into work.
    we could all only live in hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    I wonder if it has internet access
    Should have CDMA access there

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    ^
    what is that?

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    Looks great CMn, I agree with the others, don't knock the place down yet, live in it awhile.
    Methinks we will see you more often contributing in the Gardening threads.

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    CDMA stands for Code division multiple access.
    It uses the same wave band as your mobile phone and is beamed straight into your house from ( I presume) the nearest phone mast.

    The max speed at the moment is 153kbps but when the new version becomes available it will get much faster.

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    Has this land got a full chanote and does it ever flood ?

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    ^
    full chanote so I'm told, also told there is no flooding.
    Certainly doesn't look like an area that would flood.

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