Steve W’s New House On His Farm At Si Khiu Korat Thailand

Steve W’s New House in Si Khiu Korat.

Photos Received January 11, 2011

Steve W owns a large farm at Si Khiu Korat and his story and pictures of the farm can be found on the Si Khiu Korat Farm page.

Stev and his wife lin kindly invited myself and my wife, Kanyah, to see his farm annd house build when I was in Thailand in Dec 2010/January 2011. We met at Steve’s farm on Wednesday 29th December. I didn’t take any photos then but Steve has kindly sent me several batches since.

If ever you get the opportunity to talk to Steve you are in for a real education. Steve has a very lively interest in so many subjects – like farming for example – and just on building he has 200 books. He is an avid student and very knowledgable. He also has an amzing insight into the Thai culture. An amazing guy and if you get the opportunity to meet him – seize it!


Steve Ws New House At Si Khiu Korat

Steve is having a new house built on his farm at Si Khiu Korat, Thailand. This is a 'self-build' project managed by his family in Thailand using local labour while Steve works in Singapore.

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About Steve’s New House.

The house is simple single storey, 12 pole centre structure with 5 meter spacing. 2 bedroom / 2-1/2 bath.

The ceiling height is 3 meters. There is a 3 meter wide veranda all the way around and it will have a Thai kitchen in the back 6x6m. (Keeps the spicy smell outside.)

The posts are pre-cast concrete supporting a steel truss roof.

All the doors and windows are old teak from old houses. The floors in the house are marble and outside slate.

Steve recons the house should cost about 1.2 million Baht when complete.

Some Comments About The Pictures of Steve’s New House.

Some pictures show the preparation for pouring the floor slab and the pour itself. Steve’s commentary:-

  • You can see that (in Steve’s absence) the steel reinforcement (re-bar) has been installed at wide centres and in one direction only. (Should be in two directions and possible steel mesh – depending upon the design)
  • To reduce the danger from termites Steve is having the under-slab sprayed with anti-termite chemical before the floor slab is poured.

More Progress Photos Added January, 13, 2011

10 workers on site now so progress is very fast.


More Progress Photos Added January, 19, 2011


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Update progress report on Steve Ws self-build house project at Si Khiu Korat. Here you can see the pre-cast concrete posts, the blockwork walls, steel roof truss and wooden door and windows.

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More Progress Photos Added February, 08, 2011


In left-to-right order the photos above show:-

  1. Water Pipe For The Fruit Trees, Valve Box For The Branches From The Main Line
  2. Loading Sand For The Porch
  3. Cement Being Finished On The Side Of The House
  4. Slate Flooring For The Porch
  5. Foundation For Cement Water Tank At The Fruit Trees
  6. Granite Tile Flooring For The Interior Of House

More Progress Photos Added May 11, 2011


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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011

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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011
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More photos of Steve W's retirement house at Si Khiu Korat near Pakchong (Pak Chong) in Thailand being built. Added 11 May 2011

I received these photos from Steve on May 11, 2011 and just uploaded them today (May 30).

Steve said when he sent me the photos that he hoped to have the house finished in another month which would mean around 11 June.

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4 Responses to “Si Khiu Korat House 1”

  • Patrick:

    Is there any contact details with Steve. I like the design of his house, one story with a large veranda for cooking and other general living activities. Don’t really need too much. I’ll be north in Chaiyapoon (Non Bua Daeng, Balon) and am planning on something similar in design. We have not started anything yet, just looking for good ideas at the moment.
    Sincerely,
    Patrick

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    admin Reply:

    Hi Patrick and thank you for your comment and question.

    It’s such a long time since you posted it you may have forgotten. I have been so busy with sorting out this retirement in Thailand project I have had little time to answer all the comments but I’m putting today aside for that.

    As to your question, I’ll put you in touch with Steve and he will reply to you directly if that’s Ok with you?

    I respect everyone’s right to privacy.

    Best Regards

    Alan

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  • Patrick:

    Hi Alan,
    Yes, it seems like we are all busy these days with immigration and embassy paperwork. As you can see, I too am a bit getting back to the house building project.

    I am very interested in Steve’s house design. It looks like the perfect design for our half inside/half outside type of farm life in Ban Lon, Nong Bua Daeng. And as Steve mentions, an outside kitchen is essential to keep the yang pala and muat daeng smells on the outside where they belong.

    All the best,
    Patrick

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    admin Reply:

    Hi Patric and thanks for your comment.

    Those drawings and photos about Steve’s Thai house were posted a couple of years ago and I have lost touch with Steve now. There is no response from his previous email address.

    But yes, outside kitchen. It’s only when you actually live in Thailand that you understand the way the Thai’s live and why.

    Living is basically downstairs where it’s cooler and upstairs is just for sleeping.

    Thanks again for the commment and keep in touch.

    Best Regards

    Alan Brown

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