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    D&G Resort-an update

    I thought in order to avoid confusion with my rambling 'shack in the jungle' thread, I thought perhaps it would be better to show you what has been going on with D&G Resort.

    Remember my rant over the roof? Damn, I hate patience but this is how it turned out. However, can you notice one major mistake with the porch? This is what I get for not being there on this project. Hint? straight or at an angle...



    Now let's back up a few days and see how this all came together. I have always stressed worker safety...


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    Smoke breaks are mandatory.



    The roof line actually came together rather nicely.

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    The workmanship was nicely done, but please look at the porch poles.


    From a different angle.
    Last edited by hillbilly; 10-12-2007 at 04:45 PM.

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    Even the workers have to take a lunch break. The lady in pink is our maid Nut from BKK.

    Another typical Thai military type friendly pose.
    Last edited by hillbilly; 10-12-2007 at 04:39 PM.

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    Here is a shot taken from the nursery that shows a tree coming soon to D&G Resort.

    What do you reckon this sapling cost?


    Much more coming later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    can you notice one major mistake with the porch?
    Hmmm... It looks a bit out of true, but it adds to the randomness of the building.

    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    What do you reckon this sapling cost?
    Another of your 10,000 bht specials? Actually, no this one looks a bit more expensive. Nice update HB, keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    Here is a shot taken from the nursery that shows a tree coming soon to D&G Resort.

    What do you reckon this sapling cost?




    Much more coming later...
    I would say B10,000, including delivery and planting

    looks good, I want one like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    What do you reckon this sapling cost?
    That's a sapling ?
    How big does it have to be before it is a tree ?

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    That sapling is over 100 years old from Trak province. Originally the cost was B40,000. Which to be fair is about right. However, we ended up spending B25,000 for this tree.

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    Forgive my ignorance, what make and model is this?

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    Don't have the 'falang' name yet. Give me a couple of days.

    The workers somewhat guessed what I was after. forget the color photos, the emails, the faxes, well you understand the problem.

    And please don't forget, I am in BKK...

    Since, I was not there, this took about a million phone calls.

    Helllllooooo...

    Drove me crazy.

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    The following few photos are not mine. They were taken by the wife.


    The master bedroom, overlooking the rising sun. The photo does not do the concept. The total look is much greater.
    Last edited by hillbilly; 12-12-2007 at 07:32 PM.

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    Holy shit mate. What a great pad; this is the type of home I'd like to build one day in Esean. The wife also loves it so it may happen. I will go back and refresh myself on your other ramblings.No insult intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    Holy shit mate. What a great pad; this is the type of home I'd like to build one day in Esean. The wife also loves it so it may happen. I will go back and refresh myself on your other ramblings.No insult intended.
    Welcome to spend the night (free; American breakfast included) and you buy the beers. BTW, I drink a lot...

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    Fab, HB. What's under the pink spread on the bed?

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    The view to the river still looks nice. The problem is this. The trees you see in the background, I planted about 5-years ago. Thai's believe that these kind of river trees only last about 5 years...

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    So the dig for the big tree begins.



    Not as easy as expected.

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    Aiming for the hole.


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    A look at the bed in the guest home.



    A better look.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    Fab, HB. What's under the pink spread on the bed?
    I call them banana pillows...

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    Got TV (no UBC) and a fridge now.

    The door you see on the right leads to the bathroom in keeping with the old style Thai home in this area.


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    The door looks like a window.

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