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    Teak Houses

    At the start of HillBilly's house thread several members said that they were interested in teak houses.

    I passed by this place today, so stopped to take a picture.




    The sign outside says that they make teak houses for sale but the gate was locked, no-one was there and no phone number displayed.
    Sorry I have no idea on price but if anyone says "yeah, that's what I want" then I will keep an eye on the place and try to find the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    "yeah, that's what I want"
    Really nice. One day, one day

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    Looks good. I would like more information as you get it. What town, street is this located on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceburat
    What town, street is this located on?
    It's about 12 kms out of Phrae city and about 3 km off highway 101.

    No street name as it is in the sticks, I would have to draw you a map.

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    traditional thai teak wood house in Bangkok Thailand rent homestay home stays Taling

    there is a company in Bangkok, in Taling Chan on Thonburi, which makes them.

    it's cvs thai home - 46/31 m 9 salathammasop, tel 2 889 2119. they have a website.

    it's on phra pin klao, between Budhamonton 3 and 4, on the north side of the street.

    they have those houses on display close by, just off the thanon wongwen rob nok (western outer ring road - opposite my homestay in Taling Chan)
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    I have to go to the province of Phrae in about 2 weeks or so to look at some in-house furniture. Will try to get some more info then.

    However, keep in mind that Thetyim is the expert up in that neck of the woods. Please send all questions to him...

    I will say however, buying a Thai teak home by the road is similar to buying a hillbilly trailer house. "Ma, how come our home does not look like the brochure ?"

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    more teak house news...

    I found and have signed the contract for a teak house up near Mae Tang

    it is not fancy like the one Thetyim pictures above, but we can add stuff to make it look neat

    quite large, about 24 poles, 7.5 x 12.5 metres, so that will suit us, more or less

    we hope to get it transported down around the end of next week, so am looking forward to seeing the big house demolished and reduced to a pile of wood

    nice feature...some of the floor planks are 44cm wide, the narrowest is 35cm, and look wonderful. The wood has not been painted or varnished either, which is much better

    more soon, with pics, I hope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I got a price list from these guys.

    The homes they sell come in a 20 ft container.

    That gives me an idea. What goes up can come down.

    If i buy one of the homes it can be in my name, i cannot own the land but i can own the house.
    I can rent or lease a small plot anywhere in Thailand. If i get bored of a location or have relationship problems my house can be put back in a container and moved within 24hrs.
    If i decide to leave Thailand and go back to UK I can have it shipped there and it would make a nice summer house in my parents garden....and also solve a very expensive housing problem for me back there.
    It's a win - win situation that might suit other farangs here?

    House prices start at 1.6 million Baht
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    I went the other way; I bought old teak homes just for the teak and had them dismantled and sent to my land. If I leave Thailand for any reason, the teak will be dismantled again and shipped to the U.S. to either sell or use.

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    what is used for the roof of that house Thetyim

    look like shingles or tiles?

    would they be Ok to use instead of a normal corrugated roof?

    that is, would the weight be about the same? I likle the look better

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    what is used for the roof of that house Thetyim
    Teak shingles which are lighter than ceramic tiles

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    I called in at the same place today and found them open.

    Prices start at one million. Prices include transport and erection anyway in thailand. She said that price includes toilet so I assume that includes cesspit and pan.

    I cannot explain the pricing system as the cheaper house looks better than the expensive one to me.

    First up is this house priced at 4.5 million





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    Now we have this one priced at 2.6 million which I prefer and it has two toilets.

    http://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/u...l_DSCF0678.JPG






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    The doors look good quality


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    These are the teak shingles for the roof



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    If you want to phone or call in here are the details






    Coming from Denchai on H101 go past Phrae and then take a right onto H1101 sign posted to Pa Daeng.
    It's about 5 km up there on the right in a village called Si Pong

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    They're great, but way more expensive than I'd want to pay.

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    I was looking for a better one than them. Kinda 'U' shaped with a swimming pool surrounded by a deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter
    If i decide to leave Thailand and go back to UK I can have it shipped there and it would make a nice summer house in my parents garden
    LMAO at this... UK & summer...my first though was that a teak house is designed to let lots of air in and therefore would be a tad on the cold side in the UK...

    however, the main concern would be the effect of the weather on the wood...any teak ornaments like elephants etc...and teak carvings crack open quickly when transferred to a less humid climate...just a thought on the side of caution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    and teak carvings crack open quickly when transferred to a less humid climate
    Very true but not always. Depends on the quality/age/curing
    I am sure someone more knowledgeable than me can explain it.

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    Anymore photos of teak houses or wesites please ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    and teak carvings crack open quickly when transferred to a less humid climate
    Very true but not always. Depends on the quality/age/curing
    I am sure someone more knowledgeable than me can explain it.
    Dunno about houses,but if teak is oiled it normally is fine in dry climates. It is hard, incredibly dense (like me ) compared to the likes of Pine,Douglas Fir etc,insect resistant and highly resistant to warping and rotting .

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    I've imported many teak carvings and teak furniture to the states and have had very few problems with cracking. Most Thais that deal with teak advise you to purchase your carving/furniture made out of "old teak." Newer teak you can have problems with. All of the outdoor furniture that I've imported was made from old teak carts and I'/ve had no problems with them. I've imported 11 indoor teak chairs and the only thing that I've had a problem with is the teak bench developing a crack about 1/8 inch wide. I brought back some teak wood from my last trip and plan on cutting the wood to fit the crack, sanding the new wood and staining and finishing the siiting area.

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    I think these houses are so beautiful but i was a concrete house when i finally start the village crib however i wouldnt mind two small guest houses, that would solve my problem and have somewhere to hide when my missus's family parties in my place.

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