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    Your welcome. Good luck with the build, it's a great learning experience that's satisfying once the house is complete.

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    I'm gagging to see the pics when it,s done.
    Did look at a teak house new build before I did this one. Might do a teak next year. But at 1 million new it,s not cheap.

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    Mind you, you can move if you want. Move it all, house, everything.

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    Very interested in the idea of buying old wooden house and rebuilding on my plot - keep us informed, with pics please

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    Will do chaps, coming back in June to try and sort out the houses we have seen, so if there is any excitement i will have my camera ready!

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    I am signing up for this one!

    BTW, like plan 2. Is there a way to get to the terrace by the tree (far right) without going through the bedrooms? If not, looks like a nice escape spot, a private terrace off the bedrooms.

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    Here is a bigger picture, if you look at the back terrace behind house 1 there is indeed a bridge to bedrooms but also steps leading down underneath. These go o floor level where there will be a rest area and then follow back up t
    some steps to terrace 2 by the tree. On the other side of the tree i hope to be a pond bridge and on the other side phase 2, which might be a bamboo Lanna guesthouse.

    Thanks for your interest and your comments i hope this explains?!?
    im hot its so hot today.......milk was a bad choice!

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    where are the steps back up to terrace 2 area located?

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    your going to make me have to draw them arent you??????

    IT was late and my hand was shaking from using a laptop cursor rather then proper mouse, but if you insist i will update picture.... wait one moment.

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    voila.

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    Smithson what do you think about this? Would i need to secure with a bolt? Could i just fit the bamboo down inside the concrete sleeve?

    Many thanks for your help..

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    voila.
    I still can't see how you're not going to have a flood under the house.

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    looks good Ben

    make sure the stilts are at least 2.5m high (3 m better still) as mentioned previously, it will only cost a little more than being hardly tall enough to get under

    then the space will be useful to relax under in hot times

    as for the flooding or whatever, no problem, just let it run through and out

    it will be worth while tiling or just cementing under the house
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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk View Post


    voila.
    ok cheers, just watch your clearance when walking up and down the stairs under the house.the ones at the front look a bit close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    voila.
    I still can't see how you're not going to have a flood under the house.
    Janda, why would it flood? there will be drainage to a government drain that runs along the land. But also the slope is going to be graduated so im not too worried about it, if it gets really bad I might build sides and make a swimming poool...

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    looks good Ben

    make sure the stilts are at least 2.5m high (3 m better still) as mentioned previously, it will only cost a little more than being hardly tall enough to get under

    then the space will be useful to relax under in hot times

    as for the flooding or whatever, no problem, just let it run through and out

    it will be worth while tiling or just cementing under the house
    cheers for the heads up (sorry bad pun) I am 1.86 m so probably 2.5 meters will be fine. The poles are pretty big do you have any suggestions for joining them ie concrete pillar and wood pole?

    cheers chaps many thanks

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    did i see this on here or somewhere else, any way, i wouldnt build it with the 'sleave',
    1.water will be trapped and the bamboo will be rot.
    2. insects etc etc will love it.

    just use concrete instead of the timber shown.


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    Use treated bamboo and your be fine!
    Nice looking fence BTW

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    Hi chaps quick update,

    As of now we are cutting the initial size of the project in to 3 phases because, the 2 buildings kept stretching us further away from anything being complete!

    As it stands, we are now just buying 1 wood house and completing it fully in wood, this means wood shingle tiles (very expensive) and wood poles. All of these are from Phrae and the wood is some of the best ive seen, boring city though!

    The total cost of completing this with extras and everything being in wood will stop us from buying the second house, but we have changed our minds about this anyway. Instead we will buy soon and build in a couple of years and turn into a gallery and cafe/bar.

    anyway now the update has been written some pics are in order, unfortunetly not really fascinating and in no way show off the house but here you go: (notice - the concrete posts are being replaced for bigger mixed wood SAO mainly mai daeng and teak)












    Thanks for all your kind words and help so far....

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    This house is by far the best we have seen, it felt like a home when we went inside and had a special charm when you go inside you cant really get from the pictures. The house is the most complete house ive seen like this, with the one peice of window glass being the only thing missing.


    we are buying posts 4-5 meters long, to go underneath and fitting high quality wood shingles to the roof.

    Though the house looks small from this angle its deceptively big, plus we will be adding bathroom upstairs in wood and terrace and kitchen, plus front sala entrance.

    I am really happy about this house and the buying of this house has been made super easy by our friendly guide Nitid. He has tirelessly worked for the last 2 months searching houses and making sure things run smoothly, he has gone far beyond what i would consider he is making money out of, considering the houses are very very cheap (including delivery to our land 160km away).

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    Have you got all your permits to move it?

    Plus permits for it to be received on your land?

    Plus transit permits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Have you got all your permits to move it?

    Plus permits for it to be received on your land?

    Plus transit permits?
    Yes we have transit permit, we are showing the wood truck where to go in our car,and when they get there (2 hour drive through 1 province).

    We will pay 7 men 200 badt each to move from truck to land.

    The builders would have already setup camp by this point and be waiting for wood, and when it arrives they will start work erecting it.

    Not sure about recieving permit, but the man who we are using is well connected his father is a goverment official and their whole family are very nice and have a lot of know how in this business. Is this needed from the land office in our province?

    cheers for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    Is this needed from the land office in our province?
    It might be worth while having somebody from your family having a word with the powers that be in your community.

    Just explain, in a relaxed manner what you're doing. A conversation, a tacit approval, no worries.

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    That could be difficult because my wifes family are from bangkok, and we are in Chiangmai!

    However i have been told that those powers that be have been informed and also the man we have doing all this has done this journey before and has everything in place (and it should be his concern) because its his building company that get the labour.

    But thanks for the heads up, any others would be greatly appreciated before i dive deep into the thick of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    the man we have doing all this has done this journey before and has everything in place (and it should be his concern) because its his building company that get the labour.
    But its your wood that can be confiscated, lock stock and barrel.

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    wish i could see your plan.

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