They say anyone can build a house… and anyone can…in theory.

However, you need steely resolve, tenacity, single-mindedness and of course funds if you are to end up with what you want. We were not rich so that ruled out a lot of locations. Time was not on our side so we could not wait for the 2-3 years’ worth of deliberations and rejection that is so prevalent in planning offices in the west. And the design itself would probably fall at the first in those locations too!

In fact, attempts were made through the years to get plans through the system, but all to no avail. Seems it’s more a case of who you know than what you know!

We never gave up though, just looked at other ways to make the idea come to fruition. That’s how we ended up building our dream home in Thailand

4 thoughts on “Background

  1. Hi there!
    Just a quick question… I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for one of my forms?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I can’t find one?

    1. Hi Christina – thanks for stopping by! (even if it is off topic!)

      OK…as I understand it, Log in to WordPress as the administrator. Then, look Under Dashboard, and click Plugins. Then you click the ‘Add New’ button.
      In the Search text box, type ‘google captcha’.
      After that, you click ‘Search Plugins’. Find the Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA) plugin, and then finally, you click ‘Install Now’

      Hope this helps – good luck, and feel free to continue following my build story here at!

  2. Ahh, so that’s why you are doing it!!?

    New here and interested to read any build stories. There are some good videos on youtube too.

    I will read yours with great interest.

    thanks |W

    1. Hi Wendi

      You are most welcome – to comment and of course to read the whole story!

      Yes, some good build videos are available and later, we will do one for the Thai house Build!

      Stay tuned for more information, later.


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