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    22-07-2021, 04:14 PM
    That is amazing! And so simple, too.
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    20-07-2021, 08:45 PM
    This is a Google Maps image of the family's plot of land. The FiL told me from day one: you can build a house here; itís up to you where you want to...
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    20-07-2021, 08:07 PM
    In addition to my experience with houses over here, I was intrigued as to whether there were any concepts or ideas I could make use of from...
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    16-07-2021, 10:14 AM
    :D :D
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    15-07-2021, 01:06 PM
    This applies to so many here things here. The shoddy construction is because, like you say, they are trying to build something that 'looks like'...
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    15-07-2021, 12:51 PM
    That garden area looks nice. Plenty of shade there from the tree as well. I have been wondering about that straw matting. I have seen a few salas and...
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    15-07-2021, 12:41 PM
    This is a great point. A location's / region's / country's architecture tells a story about the place, about its local climatic and environmental...
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    12-07-2021, 09:36 PM
    I hope all of the above did not sound too much like a moan. You probably noticed that as time went on, I took more pictures. I started to notice...
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    12-07-2021, 09:29 PM
    I was not keen on having two windows either side of the rear of the bed. Light percolating through in the morning was a distraction. But heh! At...
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    12-07-2021, 09:26 PM
    Cabinet shelves constantly falling down. The missus regularly saw my arse sticking out of it as I buried my head inside trying to fix the thing. ...
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    12-07-2021, 09:20 PM
    Quite a few houses have a surrounding slab, some have bricks, and some have stones running along the perimeter of the house. We had a mixture of...
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    12-07-2021, 09:13 PM
    We moved out of Mabprachan Lake 2 and found a place a little bit closer to town, but still fairly quiet in Huay Yai. It was 2 minutesí drive from the...
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    12-07-2021, 06:30 PM
    Thank you for the interesting contributions re ceiling fans. No doubt this will crop up later onÖ
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    12-07-2021, 06:18 PM
    Cheers, mate! Your thread was the inspiration for this story.
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    12-07-2021, 02:13 PM
    I think the second house on Mabprachan Lake with the private pool was only the second place I rented in Thailand that had ceiling fans. They were in...
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    12-07-2021, 01:38 PM
    I forgot to mention about a few aspects of both of these houses that are worth noting. At Mabprachan Lake 1, the walls were really thin. Not...
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    12-07-2021, 12:58 PM
    Thank you for your clear instruction, Shutree. I have now managed some big-size pics above. The sideways pic thing seams to afflict everybody and...
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    12-07-2021, 12:55 PM
    Thank you, Luc!
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    12-07-2021, 12:53 PM
    Thank you, Switch Exactly! Yeah, this really hit home when my parents visited. Even back in cold, miserable, rainy depressing Manchester,...
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    11-07-2021, 10:11 PM
    Cheers, mate. We live in Chonburi City now, where the missus is from. Sometimes we drive back around the lake on our trips to/from Pattaya, just...
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    11-07-2021, 10:07 PM
    Cheers, buddy
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    11-07-2021, 10:04 PM
    We moved around the corner to another part of Mabprachan Lake in June 2017. The rent was B35,000 pcm and we stayed here for a year. This place was a...
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    11-07-2021, 08:38 PM
    I stayed in a house in a project near Mabprachan Lake in East Pattaya from around June 2015 to May 2017. The rent was B25,000 pcm. I remember being...
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    11-07-2021, 08:17 PM
    Thanks for teeing me up :) The Thai missus and I are going to be building a house on a family plot of land. I am somebody who works from home, so...
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