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    What would this cost to build?

    Have acquired some land for some gardening and to build a nice house on in the future, but for now just need something simple, and perhaps to use as a guest house in the future.

    How much would something like this cost to build : ?


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    500-750,000 baht.. if your thai.

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    Way too high

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    Quote Originally Posted by phunphin
    500-750,000 baht.. if your thai
    I'd say thats about right. Great design!

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    I could get that done for about 400k baht

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    mmmmmmmm

    300,000........ 400,000 bht ........ yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikebs4
    300,000
    Blimey, if it's that cheap I'm all over it...

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    It looks cheap enough, but could be more pricey if you used teak rather than redwood

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    Are we talking with water & elec, or without?

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    Electricity might be nextdoor it might be 5km away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
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    Electricity might be nextdoor it might be 5km away

    yes, true, and the water may be 10m down or 150m

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    Doubt it could be built for 300,000 spike, wonder what the "BS" stands for in your nick name, the concrete structure will increase the price greatly and is really of no benefit, I would rethink the building if I was you.

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    ^ Agreed in terms of the concrete structure - it's aweful.

    Could be done in wood, or even with thinner section pre-stressed concrete beams.

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    The concrete balcony looks like a WW2 bunker.

    Unless of course the rainwater runs off the roof and fills it up making a pool

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    The balcony isn't shaded, if someone wants to sit on the sun they can always sit in the garden, all that costs is some grass and plants, all the balcony will do is absorb heat all day and retain that heat until late in the evening

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    so, wooden stairs and balcony railings

    and make sure the downstairs columns are at least 3m to give lots of nice room, not 1.5m so it is useless

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    Our home was a little bigger then the one in the photo and with out the balcony.
    When we built our 12 wood home we ended up buying an old home around Roi Et and had it torn down and trucked to the Phi Mai area.The wood was planned and cleaned and the "new" home was built from that.We did have to purchase some things like window frames soffit wood and other misc.wood.But most of the wood was from the old home.Oh, the whole house with interior walls,celing,electric and fiberglass roof shingles cost 300k thb in 2004.

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    Thanks for the replies!! I completely agree with there being too much unnecessary concrete. A 350K - 400K ballpark is good, though the little things will always cause budget-creep. I bet sourcing the wood for a good price is the hard part?

    I'll try to take some more pictures of very modest little houses on stilts in my area.

    There is electricity and the water probably 10m down, if not less.

    It SHOULD be basic, it's just as a guest house and for myself to spend the night on a weekend of gardening. I do need to fit in a reasonable bathroom though, meaning Western toilet, shower, regular tiles.. That probably then means a septic/sewage system. And for the water supply there'd need to be a well, pump, filter and water storeage tank.. Am I still in the 400K ballpark?

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    Work out the square metres and allow yourself about 8,000 Baht a square metre covering labour and materials!

    That place looks to be 4 x 8 metres by 2 floors x 8,000 Baht = 512,000.00 Baht.

    That will give you something decent and with regard to fittings and fixtures but get a roof over that second floor balcony.

    Good luck.

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    It should cost no more that 200k if you get rid of all that concrete and find the right builder. There's a thread by Racefan on here somewhere where he built something similar for 150k if my memory serves me correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    It should cost no more that 200k if you get rid of all that concrete and find the right builder. There's a thread by Racefan on here somewhere where he built something similar for 150k if my memory serves me correctly.
    That may have been the case a few years ago mate and when the building costs was about 4,000.00 Baht a metre but with the rise in fuel costs the materials prices have almost doubled.

    He could shop around and to get the very cheapest labour rates but at the end of the day you get what you pay for.

    I also have considered that the OP being a farang might want a little bit of comfort like a conventional shitter rather then a squatter and reasonable tiles (not Isarn brothers quality).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Baht a metre but with the rise in fuel costs the materials prices have almost doubled.
    The cost of second-hand timber has doubled? I doubt it. You only need concrete for the posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    The cost of second-hand timber has doubled? I doubt it. You only need concrete for the posts.
    The cost of steel re-inforcement and bags of cement almost doubled not to mentioned electrical cable and other fittings and fixtures (plumbing gear etc) and I should know because I got burned bad on 2 houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteLotusLane
    I bet sourcing the wood for a good price is the hard part?
    nah, that's the fun part!

    put the word around you want to buy an old wooden house, with decent quality wood. You will be amazed at how many people will pop up wanting to show you houses (they will get commission)

    be careful what you buy (take along an expert relative) and also make sure you pay for the wood delivered to your land
    I have reported your post

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    That is one basic house. In Issan I would be shocked if it was more than 200,000 Baht.

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