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I rather like my wife’s village two-storey home. However, I’ve only been an overnight guest there a half-dozen times, at very most. I have no first-hand experience with its cooking facilities, for example; nor do I have any idea about the efficiency and soundness of its electrical wiring. And although it has a sit-down flush toilet upstairs, the shower that is also there has very low pressure, and doesn’t seem to have a great store of hot water to draw from. I well remember standing there one time as I lathered up under the rather feeble spray from the shower-head, finally deciding to take notice of some kind of irritation that seemed to be going on above one of my ankles. It was a great cockroach that had been disturbed from its home in the open drain, and which was trying to work its way up my leg!
But even if the house had facilities equal to what I have here in Canada, I just would not like to be living cheek by jowel with the neighbours. Unfortunately, I do that here in Canada. If I was to retire to Thailand, I would want to have some yard space affording me some privacy to venture outside and not be immediately in view of any number of neighbours.
Following are two sample photos of Isaan homes taken from Wikipedia — click on either of the image captions to be taken to the image in Wikipedia where you can view it full-screen:
As a visit to some of the realty websites that specialize in the Isaan Region will show, there are many Western-style homes on the market. And if you can afford to have your home constructed to your tastes, there are specialists who can do that for you. Some have a website, such as Thai house Design Ideas (Thailand-Isaan.com). A couple of others are Isaan Builder (IsaanBuilder.com) and Buriram Builders (BuriramBuilders.com), both of whom are affiliates of A.S.B. Construction — that is, Alan the builder (Alanthebuilder.com).
I am editing this post on August 28 (2012). If you care to pursue some further reading concerning home construction, refer to this Thai Visa Forum thread begun on July 7 (2012) titled Who Has Done It? Reliabable Builder In Isaan. The latest post on what is now a two-page thread was just a week ago.
The surest piece of advice Expats in Thailand can offer is that — whether you rent, buy, or build your own home — just ensure that it is not in your wife’s or girlfriend’s home village. Quite apart from having her extended family and many friends visiting all the day long, there is the issue that should serious relationship problems ever develop between you and her, you may well find yourself feeling very beleaguered and friendless.
Following are some sundry related references:
Isaan being the poorest region in LOS, that strikes me as expensive. Here in Lalee one can get a single story house for that. Just my ฿2 worth. Our water bill is roughly ฿60 and electric is about ฿900; includes water pump, …
Publish Date: 08/25/2012 2:39
We are a small Family run Guest House just outside Nong Bau Lamphu, (1 Hour bus ride from Udon Thani, 9 Hrs by VIP bus from Bangkok), surrounded by Rice Paddy fields with No WiFi, No TV, No Air-con, No Traffic Noise.
Publish Date: 07/02/2012 23:42
UDON THANI – Earlier this year, the Ministry of Labor announced plans to increase the number of Thais employed overseas by 10% to more than 600,000 workers. In addition to maintaining existing markets for Thai labor (in …
Publish Date: 04/30/2012 19:01
There’s wealth in the Isaan. Yep. I’ve seen it. The wealth is the people. Like Raem and Sanan. They live in a tiny village in the middle of the Isaan, the kind of village where most of the families are related, and houses are …
Publish Date: 06/05/2012 22:16
If you are looking at buying property in Isaan then you might consider the options that are available to you in Isaan. There are no highrise buildings in Isaan.
Publish Date: 11/30/2010 16:38
TWS’s huge hager like properties are not airconditioned while GH is. so the Thais seem to like GH better. At the end of the day the choice is yours and their is no shortage of choice in this market in the Isaan area. Here is the …
Publish Date: 07/03/2012 14:48
On December 9, Ms. Lanee officially opened a foreigner village called Lanee’s Residenz that sits on the fringes of the Isaan village where she was raised. Lanee’s Residenz, which hosts 13 houses arranged around a …
Publish Date: 01/04/2012 16:02
So we’re back home in the US of A, talking to some potential replacements and searching for funding, and we wanted to share with you, loyal readers, a few of our thoughts. It’s time, we figure, to lift this long-standing veil of …
Publish Date: 05/14/2012 18:36
I got a very disturbing email from an acquaintance of mine yesterday basically he’s crying in the email how he lost 3million baht to this Isaan girl who he had loved. He had bought her land a farm and built a new house for his …
Publish Date: 06/15/2012 0:49
Rice Farming in Isaan. Being a poor subsistence farming community, most of the rice planting and harvesting is done Traditionally, by hand, as it has for Hundreds of Years. AUM Homestay/Guest House offers a hands-on …
Publish Date: 08/06/2012 21:30
At Dan Sai in the northwest of Thailand’s Isaan region, we stayed at PhuNaCome, a beautiful boutique resort set amid lush rolling hills in the Loie province.
Publish Date: 08/20/2011 3:08
Home. Buy or sell a business in Thailand. Login · Register · Home · Search · Forum · Articles … Luxury Resort in Surin Isaan for Sale. Submitted by gary thomas on 17 August 2012 – 10:39am. Other area · Resort · Resort for Sale Surin …
Publish Date: 08/16/2012 20:39
It is a long journey home for most of our NightLight women. Isaan, the northeast of Thailand, is famous for the delicious rice that is exported around the world. Isaan is also famous forsomtam, green papaya salad, a favorite …
Publish Date: 05/17/2012 16:41
Building a house in Rural Thailand – Oct 11 update
Uploaded by lifeinthailand on Oct 13, 2011
In this video you well see the kind of block I decided to use on the walls and a tour of the inside.
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