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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyenglish View Post
    As I say, all a bit boring, so here's a picture of some beer and grass:..........
    Not boring at all jonny .

    Not at all.



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    As is usual recently, the daily visit to the site involves an argument with the missus about money, followed by my solo watering of trees and wondering wtf?!, plus a casual wander around the site and being surprised by something.

    Here is a sexy shot of evidence of recent and unexpected activity with the build:



    I requested that additional beams be put in across the room space, these aren't structurally necessary (or else they would have been in there already one hopes!), but they will help demarcate the open-plan living space, making a visual divide between the dining/kitchen area, the TV/music/sofa area (lounge) and the second area next to the bi-fold doors and covered veranda (let's call that the G&T area).

    They also help visually, by lowering the perceived ceiling height, and make the living area feel a bit less like an aircraft hanger.

    These beams will be boxed in with hardwood and made to look more substantial, and will carry lighting and fans, so do serve a practical purpose too.



    And here's a shot from the G&T area, showing Doi Mon Jeen in the distance. Note also the cleared and raised land on the left. Apparently, this is a plot recently bought by an Auzzie bloke, who is going to build a house. hopefully it's not going to be an eyesore, but if it is, it can be obscured by some careful planting along the fenceline.



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    Anyone want to buy a half finished house project on just over 2 rai of land with red chanote title, please PM me.

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    It is good to hear that someone is enjoying your build. ME!

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    It's times like this, a few stresses (building a house isn't the easiest project to take on), plus some financial hiccups and not-so-fluffy immediate work schedule, that one expects support from a partner.. instead it's moaning, frostiness, silence and general disinterest... seriously, anyone want to make an offer, PM me I'm all ears...

    Builder is on-board, knows his stuff, just one last payment and a few months to completion.

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    This is the best time. You made the decisions. You put up the $$$. Some patience and the future will be revealed VERY slowly. (I have built 1 home in LOS - 375-400sqm.)

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    Hang in there. Your almost there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyenglish View Post
    It's times like this, a few stresses (building a house isn't the easiest project to take on), plus some financial hiccups and not-so-fluffy immediate work schedule, that one expects support from a partner.. instead it's moaning, frostiness, silence and general disinterest... seriously, anyone want to make an offer, PM me I'm all ears...
    If this is true then it's very sad .
    But not the first time in Thailand .

    If you are serious it would have to be quite a bargain in order to induce someone away from their present area .
    However I do like the look of that area and it's a fine big build .
    I wouldn't mind at all giving it some thought .... but it's not an instant decision .
    Do you have a number in mind ?? ............. though I kind of hope you'll be perking up and staying with it .

    If not --- then my sympathies .



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    Hi JE, I hope you can sort out your marital woes, your house is coming along nicely. I built a house in Seka a couple of years ago, dreamt of retiring there and living a peaceful country life. Things change, now broken up with my missus. Still want to retire to LOS but now looking at a bigger town. Trouble is when you break up the Thai wife owns the house so try and keep it all together, but don't spend good money after bad like I did!!

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    [/QUOTE]

    If this is true then it's very sad .
    But not the first time in Thailand .

    If you are serious it would have to be quite a bargain in order to induce someone away from their present area .
    However I do like the look of that area and it's a fine big build .
    I wouldn't mind at all giving it some thought .... but it's not an instant decision .
    Do you have a number in mind ?? ............. though I kind of hope you'll be perking up and staying with it .

    If not --- then my sympathies .



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    If I can scrape together the finances to finish the build, then it would be easier for me to sell once it's looking all nice and pretty. But if an offer was made, I'd seriously consider it right now.

    I will send a PM to you Waspy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Hi JE, I hope you can sort out your marital woes, your house is coming along nicely. I built a house in Seka a couple of years ago, dreamt of retiring there and living a peaceful country life. Things change, now broken up with my missus. Still want to retire to LOS but now looking at a bigger town. Trouble is when you break up the Thai wife owns the house so try and keep it all together, but don't spend good money after bad like I did!!
    Understood, but it transpires that now she'd prefer to have money in her bank than a house and land, so no problem there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyenglish View Post
    If I can scrape together the finances to finish the build, then it would be easier for me to sell once it's looking all nice and pretty. But if an offer was made, I'd seriously consider it right now.
    JonnyEnglish ... I'm curious.

    Who do you identify as your 'Buyer'?

    How does the standard of the 'finish' of your home compare to other homes in the general locale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyenglish View Post
    If I can scrape together the finances to finish the build, then it would be easier for me to sell once it's looking all nice and pretty. But if an offer was made, I'd seriously consider it right now.
    JonnyEnglish ... I'm curious.

    Who do you identify as your 'Buyer'?

    How does the standard of the 'finish' of your home compare to other homes in the general locale?
    i) A potential buyer could be a number of types of people, based on the demographic of those already in the area; a) A city Thai with money looking to have a weekend retreat (already quite a few here in the area, for example, the neighbours are a family from Surat Thani who have renovated a farmhouse on 11 rai of land, but they don't live there). b) A foreign retiree, there are a dozen or more similar in this village area. c) Someone looking to set up a mini resort. There is already one in this village, but it is often full, plus the owners say that another resort could help promote the village as a whole and this would generate even more business d) Someone who is working in CM but doesn't want to live in the city or in a overcrowded moo baan. d) someone else who just likes the idea of a house in the country, but not too far from a city.

    ii) The standard of build and overall design is comparable to a few other buildings in the village and immediate area, there are obviously very Thai style , local-built properties around, but increasingly there are more involved and higher-spec buildings emerging. One architect-designed build close by has spent more on re-bar than my entire build so far. The builder is aware of the local farang houses and has discussed designs, both the positives and negatives of these houses, and I must say he is spot-on with his opinions and observations.

    As mentioned previously in this thread, the spec and quantity of re-bar and concrete used in the foundations and structure on this build (according to a few engineers who live around here) was more robust than usual, now the steel roof is on and CPAC Monier tiles are up, it's all looking pretty strong.
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    That's a lovely view.


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    ^Think there's a large lake at the base of that bald top mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    ^Think there's a large lake at the base of that bald top mountain.
    You are right Begbie, there is a lake at the base of Doi Mon Jeen, it's called Mae Pha Haen. There are also two other large lakes nearby, one next to me is Huay Lan, the other is Huai Mae On over near The Highland Golf course and resort.

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    Hey Jonny are you still thinking of selling ?...........ive tried to send a PM to you but im not allowed to here(under 20 x posts)...........Not for me as I already have a place up in Chiang Rai but I do have a mate who has been looking for a couple of rai close to CM.........could you PM me what number you had in mind to sell as is ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    Hey Jonny are you still thinking of selling ?...........ive tried to send a PM to you but im not allowed to here(under 20 x posts)...........Not for me as I already have a place up in Chiang Rai but I do have a mate who has been looking for a couple of rai close to CM.........could you PM me what number you had in mind to sell as is ?
    Hi Rivo,

    I have sent you a PM.

    Cheers for now,
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    ^ PM received..............thanks Jonny ill pass on the info

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    Work continues on the build, rendering internal walls and installing additional electric power points.

    Still trying to raise funds for next instalment, but making progress.

    Photos of build to follow.

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    hmmm.. not sure why , but all the images have disappeared from this thread.. can anyone else see them?

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    No they have gone.Really injoying your thread Mate all the best for the future I hope things work out ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyenglish
    can anyone else see them?
    nope

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    I tried to look at one of your images and I got a message from DROPBOX saying ....
    " Sorry, that file doesn’t live here anymore. It might have been moved or made private."

    Looks like they are GORN !!!



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    hmm.. how very odd, I haven't changed any of my dropbox settings..

    I'd replace all the links, but I can't edit the posts more than once,as the edit button option disappears after 1 edit, so any posts I have already edited would still not show the images!

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