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Construction in Thailand Is building in Thailand as bad as it seems? Can properties really be built and fitted out to European standards? Would you like to Build your own house in Phuket, or a swimming pool in Bangkok? Solar water heating in Pattaya? Or maybe you want to build a resort or guesthouse on Koh Samui? If you want to build a luxury house in Thailand then this is the forum for you.


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Old 14-03-2010, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Small Thai House Floor plans

The thread for building a small house in Thailand for under 500,000baht, ie under 50 square meters, if you reckon 10,000baht per square meter building cost your going to end up with something quite nice, ie cheap granite floors, good roof with some insulation, maybe able to get a aircon or 2 included in the price, but no gold plated taps etc.

So onto the first one, 36 square meters, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and kitchenette, ignore the balcony as that would be extended to a proper outdoor seating area.



Don't look so bad, only bad point is the shower area being 1 meter by 1 meter.

So post your favourite floor plans.
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Although I can't really imagine living in a one bedroom house.

Especially one that has more baths than beds.

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Don't look so bad, only bad point is the shower area being 1 meter by 1 meter.

So post your favourite floor plans.
DD what size do you think would be ideal for a shower stall. With proper ventelation of course.
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what size do you think would be ideal for a shower stall
At least 1 meter by 2 meters, you may want to shower with a friend, I like to have my towel in the shower area and it not being wet, and also soaping up I like to get out of the water spray.
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this one of maos

make a shower out of the bath space

extend the rear verandah to twice the size - maybe the front also and have a single width verandah down the sides.

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^ the house is 99 sqm - I think we are trying for 50 sqm

the one above yours is 76 sqm , so it is still a little big
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500k should easily buy 50 sqm.
I got 147 for a mill, with 78 meters of wall.
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vanfinkel, well done for giving the design thingy a go, what progam are you using.
there are a few things i have noted that you may want to pay attention to.


also, why no showers??and such small windows, work on a minumum of 10% of floor area for openings in the rooms.

keep at it.

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vanfinkel, well done for giving the design thingy a go, what progam are you using.
there are a few things i have noted that you may want to pay attention to.


also, why no showers??and such small windows, work on a minumum of 10% of floor area for openings in the rooms.

keep at it.


It is called doors!

They have doors on a house to go inside or to go outside if you allready are inside!
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^ i think he was pointing out their opening direction - which is very important
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It is called doors!

They have doors on a house to go inside or to go outside if you allready are inside!
ok, very good.
now what are wrong with them?
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ok, very good.
now what are wrong with them?
He's right, all these doors should open inside the rooms.
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^ Do you go directly from the front porch to the bathroom ? And then directly to the living room ? in the main entrance pathway ?
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the front porch
I thought that was the rear verandah and that having access from what probably would be the entertaining area directly to the toilet would be a good idea
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^ indeed Balders, guess I was half sleepy already !


Still, I feel one of both blue/yellow doors should go, especially the yellow one if you count of keeping that main double door opened to let the air flow.
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quick sketch of a solution,

no doors opening onto each other,door in bedroom now opening onto a wall and not sticking out into the open.

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At least 1 meter by 2 meters, you may want to shower with a friend, I like to have my towel in the shower area and it not being wet, and also soaping up I like to get out of the water spray.

Too much information......., carry on!
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