We want a lot more trees on our land to give shade in the hot season so we went to Mae On for some research:
we found trees that are already 30 years old but that comes at a price.
Even the holy tree is sold here:
Prices ranged from 100.000 baht to a more modest 5.000baht all including transport and planting.
It became clear that the idea to grow something small while we are waiting for the build, is not a good idea. It turns out that the trees need a few month of daily water spraying and that going to be hard. I am used to make automated sprinklers but we don't have electricity or a safe place to put the system.
So we will leave the growing to the professional and be patient with our desire for big trees.
ON the way back we also checked out the flower market behind the Tesco Lotus in the north of CM:
A lot of time has passed but we are still stuck in Thai burocracy. A local guy in the village refuses to stick to the law for years now. We went there for an explanation but did not get one. He also keeps making new rules we should stick too At the same time, we […]
In December we thought the building permit would be there soon....We started measuring the foundation of the house. Interesting because the whole design was based on a map we got earlier and turned out to be larger than it was for real. So the house did not fit and we will need to shrink the […]
Finally a little good news: Golf and team have been making our electricity and sanitary designs and delivered the first version. It took 1.5 year but we are glad we get some motion forward. At the same time we got a quote for the 'raw' build, meaning foundation, roof and walls, which will already eat […]
Sinds there is a 'witch' hunt going on for people building in nature areas, encroaching forest areas, we went to the land office to check if we are OK. Everything seemed just ok but just. So we are now aiming for the highest level of ownership papers "Chanotte" and hope they will not destroy our […]
We want a lot more trees on our land to give shade in the hot season so we went to Mae On for some research: we found trees that are already 30 years old but that comes at a price. Even the holy tree is sold here: Prices ranged from 100.000 baht to a […]
Google made an update to their satellite images in Google maps. Now clearly showing our fresh earth fill:(under the blue marker UPDATE: Google has renewed the sattelite image, it now includes our green land and the neighbourse buildings. It must be less than a year old . Bit higher resolution too. Our co-ordinates: 18.777922, 98.860043 […]