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    How much was your house?

    Ok this'll probably end up being a 'my cocker is bigger than yours' type thing.

    But just out of interest, how much did it cost to build your house?

    Or buy one?


    I'm yet to buy my house here but when I do it'll prolly won't be more than a mill baht thing (maybe even less) with no neighbours and a few rai of land to look over. 2 or 3 bedrooms, 1 or 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen and that'll keep me happy. With 2 balconies if I design it myself.

    Around a mill with 1 or 2 hundred K on a piece of land to watch over while drinking scotch on my balcony.

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    Twelve million baht.

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    Could be done within the budget you state. Depends a lot on where the land is to be, living area of the house and style (local or western).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Twelve million baht.
    I didn't know you had gone into the building trade! Oh, sorry you may have been talking about the cost of your house.

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    Yeh, I reckon the cost of my ridiculous pile is irrelevant to this thread.

    I'm having a place built near Ubon for wifes mum to live in, owned by wife. She already owns the land, so no cost factor there.

    3 B/R fairly standard bungalow. Anticipated cost- 750K. 'Secret' budget allocation- 850K. Anything above that she pays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    3 B/R fairly standard bungalow. Anticipated cost- 750K. 'Secret' budget allocation- 850K. Anything above that she pays.
    Budget sounds about right. Just finished a 200m2, bungalow my self in Roiet area. 1.8M baht. Can post pics if you guys want?

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    ^ I would appreciate it. I am totally ignorant of the building trade, and frankly my only credible third party source of 'what things should cost' is TD.
    Last edited by sabang; 14-01-2008 at 04:40 PM. Reason: credible

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    Ours was free.

    We paid 4million for a large plot of river front land, and when we cleared teh overgrown orchard that was on half of the land we found a very servicable house.

    Added to which, because nobody knew the house was there when until we clear the 'jungle' we avoided paying tax on the house during the land transfer...
    Last edited by Itchy; 14-01-2008 at 04:27 PM.

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    Some guys have all the luck!
    Where?

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    I .... NEVER.... tell people where I live in Thailand.

    One Teakdoor member knows and is sworn to secrecy.


    Actually, I' in Saudi right now and not likely to live there for at least another 3 or 4 years, but its out of the Farang loop and I like it that way (Misserable gitt that I am).

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    Well, you have a right to remain silent and any statement you make may be taken as evidence and used against you.
    Last edited by sabang; 14-01-2008 at 04:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    ^ I would appreciate it. I am totally ignorant of the building trade, and frankly my only third party source of 'what things should cost' is TD.
    Here's a few taken about 2 months ago. Will take some more of finished/furnished interior rooms and post.

    The view



    Right Front



    Right Rear. Automatic Lawn mower not included in price!



    A couple of kitchen pics.



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    looks nice.

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    The first house I had built was on land that my wife owned. We had it built for 400,000 baht. It had a pretty big sitting room, 2 bedrooms, a small kitchen and one bath. We had 3 aircons and hot water in the toilet. It was nothing special, but we did not need much really. It was in Isaan and her brothers and some workers built it for us.

    It was on 20 rai that her grandmother had left her when she died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    looks nice.
    Yes, very cozy and quiet. Your budget of 1.6M (total with the secret one) should get you something very similar. The roofing and flooring (all hardwood) were quite pricey so you should be able to get within your budget with less expensive flooring and roof tiles. I designed it myself and was on site during the entire build time. This makes a big difference in the end cost.

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    ^ Na mate. The budget is 850K bht total!

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    3 millions (all inclusive w/additional work and furnitures)) for a two storey,3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living and dining rooms, 200 talang waa garden and sala.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    ^ Na mate. The budget is 850K bht total!
    Sorry. Misunderstood. Still Ok though. You will be able to have something nice for that. Look to have a plan of about 110 m2.

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    B2,300! Sheet metal is expensive.

    Ok, here is the real answer. More than I wanted to and less than I really wanted to build.

    We have a condo here in BKK.
    We have a home here in BKK.
    We have D & G Resort.

    What is all of it worth? Not a damn, if nobody wants to pay the asking price.

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    ^ good answer.

    I've already showed mine on TD. You'll find it it you care to, it's not really important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    We have D & G Resort
    D & G Resort? What's that?

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    ^An exclusive resort upcountry.

    Invitations only...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    An exclusive resort upcountry.
    Cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    Invitations only...
    Oh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Budget sounds about right. Just finished a 200m2, bungalow my self in Roiet area. 1.8M baht. Can post pics if you guys want?
    Where abouts in Roi Et are you Norton. My wifes from Phon Sai, about 20km from Suwannaphum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim
    Where abouts in Roi Et are you Norton. My wifes from Phon Sai, about 20km from Suwannaphum.
    About 15km from Roiet near Selaphum.

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