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    Sticky: I haven't posted anything here in quite a while...

    I haven't posted anything here in quite a while as my life situation has changed from before so didn't have anything constructive to add. For giggles I occasionally still look at the supposed prices...
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    this thread has the potential of epic!

    this thread has the potential of epic!
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    sigh... many days ago in what seems like a...

    sigh... many days ago in what seems like a different life in falangland, the mrs would seem to wait for a day cold enough that we didn't want to open the windows lest we freeze. on those days she...
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    sumday

    you might be one of those unusual birds who can land wherever and get along, but landing solo upcountry will take a very special bird.

    Visa being a difficult issue is true. No thai wife, not...
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    yes

    that was truly classic !
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    peanut gallery input

    andy62,
    I know nothing of your farming intentions or it's viability but my observations are this;
    - live the village life before committing unless you've already got that tee-shirt.
    - I think you...
  7. Thread: Rubber farming

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    f'n prophetic

    "They will sell their independence, for an I pad." - Jamescollister

    If I may quote you on that one day or use it as a tag line somewhere, that sums things up pretty well!
  8. Thread: Rubber farming

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    golf

    well if someone's earned enough to retire and play golf or enjoy beer for the rest of their life, good change they paid plenty of dues to get there. Good on them.

    Actually If Somchai wants to...
  9. Thread: Rubber farming

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    poor village farmer

    perhaps referring to the wooden hut dwellers as forced labor was not exactly the way I wanted to explain my impression of 'village work ethic'. In my wife's home village there is predominantly the...
  10. Thread: Rubber farming

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    Also consider

    those that are "forced" to work on subsistence wage are typical of the inhabitants of house of Jim's neighbor, along with a consummate work ethic. Well at least that's my perspective of a significant...
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    25 Rai Rubber Tree farm for sale

    25 Rai, ~2000 7yr old RIMM600 trees, 1st year tapping of ~1800 incl cups and wires for all trees. Field hut on farm for workers. Trees are in very good condition with full canopy and have been...
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    25 Rai Rubber Tree farm for sale

    25 Rai, ~2000 7yr old RIMM600 trees, 1st year tapping of ~1800 incl cups and wires for all trees. Field hut on farm for workers. Trees are in very good condition with full canopy and have been...
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    16 Rai farm land and rubber trees

    6 Rai rubber trees ~3yr old (~475 trees)
    1 Rai rubber trees ~ 8 mth old (~90 trees)
    1.5 Rai large shed, workers house and hut, borehole, pump and spare, water tanks, toilet and septic tank, incl....
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    25 Rai Rubber Tree farm

    25 Rai, ~2000 7yr old RIMM600 trees, 1st year tapping of ~1800 incl cups and wires for all trees. Field hut on farm for workers. Trees are in very good condition with full canopy and have been...
  15. Thread: Can I list

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    thanks

    thanks for the direction
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    Can I list

    rubber tree farm 4 sale details on this forum or is that not allowed?
  17. too many

    virtually all internet cafes in the village and in town are loaded with adolescent and younger boys. Happens massively after school, but often half full with kids during the school day. Vegetables...
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    Sticky: super

    you make some good points, but thais not making a living on rubber isnt accurate. In the Buengkan (that be beeeeuuuteeeful bungkan to outsiders until it's too late) there are more new pickup trucks...
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    other day had a discussion (via the translator)...

    other day had a discussion (via the translator) with a hotelier and real estate broker lady. One of her points was that if seller says they want 1 mill for the house and will pay a 3% commission,...
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    the numbers

    anyone care to venture or divulge what the gross sales and net income would be on a food kiosk (not a fixed building or fixed shop)? yea the question lacks specifics but I'm not taking the answers to...
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    upcountry

    I sort of wondered about an agency in the bungkan area. when we moved here there was and I don't think is now either. So how the hell do you find a house to rent or buy other than wander around on...
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    with the financial world hanging by a thread, the...

    with the financial world hanging by a thread, the 2008 financial crisis simply whitewashed (not fixed), the ponzi finances beginning to come undone.... I believe that most pensioners will be lucky if...
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    ps, nuking rubber in the kitchen microwave makes...

    ps, nuking rubber in the kitchen microwave makes an odd smell, not exactly like kee but similar. kids hate it, wife gives dirty looks. ymmv so use caution
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    James, not but 2km from me is Rubberland...

    James, not but 2km from me is Rubberland (SriTrang Group) factory which specializes in block rubber so they buy kee. Daily there are dozens of lorries entering and leaving so they do very big...
  25. quideo here for 30b reminded me of asian noodle...

    quideo here for 30b reminded me of asian noodle soup in nyc 12 yrs ago for $12 without the ambiance of a nyc restaurant. I like quideo. Kao mun gai is delicious, and along with many other under 50b...
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    wife (42) said her mother tried to sell her when...

    wife (42) said her mother tried to sell her when she was a tiny baby. something about crying too much and having a few older siblings already. seems her dad found out and shot over to the neighboring...
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    kee

    just started cutting most of our trees for the first time, how long have other (you) done kee before converting to making mat?

    and if anyone has answer rather than guesses, what is the baht spread...
  28. Thread: Marmite's Pad

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    level

    only partly in jest. level, yea the water in a tube does the job. flat? not in my neck of the woods. Tried finding form boards for concrete work, which are supposed to be straight, nope. All the...
  29. Thread: Marmite's Pad

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    the work shed and workers shack/house I'd had...

    the work shed and workers shack/house I'd had built used pre-made concrete columns rather than the formed and poured columns. Dig hole, make concrete+rebar base, insert and straighten, pour concrete...
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    like yesterday

    it was like 9 yrs ago, freshly married to my tilak and we were living in Naklua with her 2yr old boy, but some memories linger forever. We decided to travel to BKK for whatever reason and of course...
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    business setup

    In prep for sooner or later when wife and I hopefully move ourselves back to Issan to operate our 39 rai rubber farm, as we expect to make money from my/our (officially her) farm, does she need to...
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    ps

    I'm injecting this question into this thread as the drawing of the house is much like what I am thinking about albeit on ground level.
    thx again
    glennb6
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    beginnings of dumb question...

    hi

    I've been following the building threads for some time now. Wife and I hope to be able to retire back to Issan and tend our/her rubber trees. We'd like build a low cost house near them so I'm...
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    I just found this thread. Am starting to...

    I just found this thread. Am starting to 'envision' what to build some yrs down the road when wife and I retire.
    So I'll start out with the first and stupidest questions..

    Why are so many...
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