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    Jeez wish that ferking edit button was back

    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Well not far off now before I start the Build.

    Anyway you guys could be the lucky people to come and build it for me.

    Yes I'm Looking for Volunteers.

    Yep you could be a VIP guest in my little corner of Hell,I mean Isaan.

    Ok here's the deal.

    I'm looking for someone to draw up the plans for me,

    Are new Residence is going to be a Hacienda style home,(U shaped single storey,with outside veranda's)

    We're going to play around with some Cob to see if we can get the mix good to build with it, Its a rustic build and I'm very really interested to get it to look inside of one hobbit homes with dried treated Branches,trunks for beams etc

    Hopefully its going to be a fun build and if your around the vicinity you'll be welcome to stop by and have a bit of stomping and a few beers, and overstayers provided with a mossie net and Tent

    Some come on Guys Build my home for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Some come on Guys Build my home for me.
    Like Topper built your website for you?

    I'm sure there will be lots of goodwill around for you after that.

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    Cyrille Ye the wonderful website that Topper did that made you look interesting.

    Cyrille have you had you had this urge to stalk from the ealy years of your Youth or has it developed over time.




    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Some come on Guys Build my home for me.
    Like Topper built your website for you?

    I'm sure there will be lots of goodwill around for you after that.

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    Jim Collister is round your way, Chico, and he likes a beer or two. He's your man.

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    Thanks Nev I know the guy.

    Doesn't look like Cheap labour ploy,is going to work.

    Looks like I'll have to get the locals pissed instead.

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    Well after a very long search for someone to do the new build,I finally found the person today.

    Went to see a couple of adobe houses he built today,and was really impressed by the work,he built them around 1 yrs ago and they are still solid,and the owners reassured me the guy does a great job and does as you ask him to do.

    Start January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    and was really impressed by the work,he built them around 1 yrs ago and they are still solid
    Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    adobe houses
    Built for the driest climates in the world. The majority in arid desert areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Built for the driest climates in the world. The majority in arid desert areas.
    Yeah. Real adobe isn't used here in any form.
    The fuckwittery continues.

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    Er..... now just hold on a moment with ya mud slinging fellas...

    Earth Home Thailand (Maejo Baandin) ????????????? ? Natural Building, Permaculture & Homestay in Thailand

    P’Thongbai Leknamnarong, owner and creator of Earth Home, was born in Maejo Village and at fifteen years of age, she left her village for the city life of Bangkok. After twenty fours years of living in Bangkok she realized that the happiness and freedom that she sought for in the city was not as she had imagined. She decided to return to her home village 15 years ago to bring up her children.

    In 2003, P’Jo Jandai (Jon), a self-taught philosopher in sustainable living moved to Baan Maejo. Here, Jon started offering workshops in natural building and Permaculture, and since then people from around the world and Thailand got to know about this little village by the name of Pun Pun Thailand.

    In 2004, P’Thongbai attended a natural building course at and was one of P’Jo’s first students from the area. P’Thongbai immediately understood the advantages of building with natural materials and set out to build her first natural building, all by herself! Since then, she’s built many structures naturally, including all the buildings that are offered for homestay at her home, a local village school, a building to house a hydroelectric generator in the village, a home for a monk, and a meditation center in Myanmar.

    In 2007, P’Thongbai registered a little local business by the name of Homestay Maejo Baandin with several of her local friends with the intention to offer simple accommodation in natural buildings, and to promote a simple and organic lifestyle. That was the beginning of the Earth Home story and the beginning of the local villagers offering services that cater to the eco-tourism that sprouted in the area, sharing their skills and knowledge in organic farming and wood carving, and engaging in cultural exchange with the visitors.

    The house that P’Thongbai built — all by herself!!
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    “Earth Home” in the Thai language is called Baandin (clay house), and since it is situated in Baan Maejo (Maejo Village), P’Thongbai named it Maejo Baandin. Baan Maejo is a small village of 110 houses with 400 people. Most of the villagers are farmers, growing rice and different kinds of seasonal vegetables and plants. Not many people knew about this village and there were no visitors as it is in the middle of nowhere, the end of a long road that leads into the mountains of Sri Lanna National Park.

    Slowly, day by day, Baan Maejo has new visitors and has become one of the main learning centers in natural building and Permaculture in Thailand.



    “ Where there is Earth, There is Home, Where there is Seed, There is Life ”
    Homestay Maejo Baandin has become one of the learning centers for people all over Thailand and the world, sharing knowledge of how to live a simple, healthy life. We teach people how to build houses from adobe, we share knowledge on how to farm organically, and we arrange for cooking lessons for anyone who wants to learn to cook Thai food. We are proud to become a center for skill-sharing and cultural exchange, giving opportunities to locals and visitors from everywhere around the world to meet and learn from each other. We are happy that we can share our unique local lifestyle, and to help preserve local knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Well after a very long search for someone to do the new build,I finally found the person today.

    Went to see a couple of adobe houses he built today,and was really impressed by the work,he built them around 1 yrs ago and they are still solid,and the owners reassured me the guy does a great job and does as you ask him to do.

    Start January.
    Should say ten years ago.

    One of the ladies we met was a professor from BKK,and she really was artistic in her build,though she hadn't of kept the upkeep on it,but still impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty2017 View Post
    Er..... now just hold on a moment with ya mud slinging fellas...

    Earth Home Thailand (Maejo Baandin) ????????????? ? Natural Building, Permaculture & Homestay in Thailand

    P’Thongbai Leknamnarong, owner and creator of Earth Home, was born in Maejo Village and at fifteen years of age, she left her village for the city life of Bangkok. After twenty fours years of living in Bangkok she realized that the happiness and freedom that she sought for in the city was not as she had imagined. She decided to return to her home village 15 years ago to bring up her children.

    In 2003, P’Jo Jandai (Jon), a self-taught philosopher in sustainable living moved to Baan Maejo. Here, Jon started offering workshops in natural building and Permaculture, and since then people from around the world and Thailand got to know about this little village by the name of Pun Pun Thailand.

    In 2004, P’Thongbai attended a natural building course at and was one of P’Jo’s first students from the area. P’Thongbai immediately understood the advantages of building with natural materials and set out to build her first natural building, all by herself! Since then, she’s built many structures naturally, including all the buildings that are offered for homestay at her home, a local village school, a building to house a hydroelectric generator in the village, a home for a monk, and a meditation center in Myanmar.

    In 2007, P’Thongbai registered a little local business by the name of Homestay Maejo Baandin with several of her local friends with the intention to offer simple accommodation in natural buildings, and to promote a simple and organic lifestyle. That was the beginning of the Earth Home story and the beginning of the local villagers offering services that cater to the eco-tourism that sprouted in the area, sharing their skills and knowledge in organic farming and wood carving, and engaging in cultural exchange with the visitors.

    The house that P’Thongbai built — all by herself!!
    [Show slideshow]
    KeangDin House 1
    KeangDin House 3
    KeangDin House 5
    “Earth Home” in the Thai language is called Baandin (clay house), and since it is situated in Baan Maejo (Maejo Village), P’Thongbai named it Maejo Baandin. Baan Maejo is a small village of 110 houses with 400 people. Most of the villagers are farmers, growing rice and different kinds of seasonal vegetables and plants. Not many people knew about this village and there were no visitors as it is in the middle of nowhere, the end of a long road that leads into the mountains of Sri Lanna National Park.

    Slowly, day by day, Baan Maejo has new visitors and has become one of the main learning centers in natural building and Permaculture in Thailand.



    “ Where there is Earth, There is Home, Where there is Seed, There is Life ”
    Homestay Maejo Baandin has become one of the learning centers for people all over Thailand and the world, sharing knowledge of how to live a simple, healthy life. We teach people how to build houses from adobe, we share knowledge on how to farm organically, and we arrange for cooking lessons for anyone who wants to learn to cook Thai food. We are proud to become a center for skill-sharing and cultural exchange, giving opportunities to locals and visitors from everywhere around the world to meet and learn from each other. We are happy that we can share our unique local lifestyle, and to help preserve local knowledge.
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    There's also a farang guy who used to have workshops somewhere down south,for adobe builds his website has some very good info on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Yeah. Real adobe isn't used here in any form.
    The fuckwittery continues.
    Oh dear Jeff your fuckwittery goes to one extent to another,Adobe is perfect for Thailand

    Homestay ? Earth Home Thailand (Maejo Baandin) ?????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Built for the driest climates in the world. The majority in arid desert areas.
    AO stick with what you know,Concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Yeah. Real adobe isn't used here in any form.
    There are many in Thailand. Some of them can be found on devices called "search" (please no promotion here)...

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    Anyone on here ever treated Bambo with Borax/Boric acid. If so what was the result?

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    Hey Jacky,

    Give us a look at ya Gaffer now.

    Ta.

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    Terry about a week before we begin, have changed locations now was going to cost too much to take electricity to the farm, plus I wasn't convinced about the security for the Kids whilst I'm not here.So decided to build on some land we have just outside the village, and close to the main road, would have really liked to of built on farm, as wanted to do a few other projects.

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    Have decided I want to have Bamboo for the structure of the roof now, trying to be as organic as possible, have contemplated rammed earth though think I may have to go for the safety of the dreaded concrete.

    Just posting links here for reference.

    Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building Home Page

    Dream Green Homes Index

    https://www.bamboo-earth-architectur...-architecture/

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    should have said rammed earth flooring

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    Interesting that people think mud construction is not suitable in Thailand as it is considered only for use in arid regions.

    Many houses in coastal Kenya are still constructed using mud techniques and the climate is almost identical to here in LOS.

    I was also involved in an archaeological reconstruction project in Cyprus 20+ years ago and, as one of a team of 6, built a mud roundhouse. Untitled Document The construction technique did not involve mudbrick, nor tamped earth methods (anyone interested in more info, PM me). Given, Cyprus is less humid than Thailand, but it does have a similar summer and winter climate. Hot dry summer, winter with heavy rainfall, and these structures remain viable with minimum upkeep. Cool during the summer months and warm during cool weather, evidence suggests that these structures were permanently inhabited for generations. As with any dwelling, the secret to surviving the elements is in the design and also application of materials. All materials used in the Cyprus builds are readily available here in Thailand (although up here in the North, you'd have to transport some of the material found on the coast). Using analysis of the archaeological finds, we managed to recreate an exterior render which proved extremely durable, waterproof.

    I have also visited the Pun Pun project over in Mae Taeng and looked at their mudbrick construction techniques and results, it seemed quite labour-intensive (mudbrick is an unnecessary extra amount of work in my opinion) and they also have a problem with termites where the wood and earth connect, but still... Natural Building | PUN PUN - Center for Self Reliance

    There are also the remains of mud ramparts still visible around the old town in Chiang Mai, despite erosion, robbing out and demolition... these are hundreds of years old.

    True, I did build my house using modern methods and materials (really had no intention of doing otherwise), and mud architecture isn't for everyone, but it's interesting all the same.

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