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About greatwhitenorth

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  1. Deerculler " Beautiful house. How much to build?" 1 million baht all in.
  2. i believe ubon has a VFW
  3. sfokevein " Greatwhitenorth can you show us what type of plans you had drawn up to give to the builders?... were they detailed drawings?... was there a general contractor or did you direct all the work? " we saw a drawing on of the house with the plans available for 20,000 baht. We made some changes to the floor plan adding a kitchen and enlarging the bedrooms and had it drawn up by an architect in Sisaket for 15,000. The blueprints and materials list was about 15 pages long and as detailed as one would get in Canada. My wife chose the finishes and oversaw construction. The builder was always looking for a cheaper route but she stood her ground and wouln 't allow changes. I am not sure if the builder realized a profit but completed the house for the agreed price. A good set of plans, in my opinion are the key, changes made during construction always cost an arm and a leg. Choosing the material yourself keeps the builder from substituting with a cheaper product. photo of what we liked on Kapook is attached
  4. PeterW42 " Looks great, can I ask the total cost ? (house, not the land) " 1 million baht
  5. This is the video of the build of of our 1100 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath with farang kitchen we built about 15 km from Sisaket. It cost me about the same as a 2 car enclosed garage in Canada. Sisaket is a decent size city with good restaurants, a night market that you can drink at, a Thai Premier League football team and Ubon airport is an hour away.