Cost Breakdown of Our Recycled Wood House — 10 Comments

  1. I am curious if you have building codes where you live? Where is this located? This doesn’t look like anything that would pass code here.

    • No codes here, ha ha. I left that stifling bureaucracy behind a long time ago. Codes don’t allow recycled wood, even though this house could be standing 100 years from now when cheaply built stick frame houses have rotted and burned to the ground. The wood is case hardened tropical hardwood. The insects won’t touch it. It’s like steel. But it doesn’t meet code. That’s codes for you. Vote with your feet.

  2. Well done on the house – it’s lovely!

    You were very lucky to get the wood for free. That’s not too common in this part of the world. Normally, aged hardwood commands a premium price in Thailand.

  3. The only thing that house is missing is Barbara Stanwyck standing on the porch with a pitcher of Lemonade. Maybe Lorne Greene or Michael Landon would be more appealing for your female blog readers.

    That and maybe a hitching post and watering trough for a couple of horses.

    Somebody good at photoshop could probably make that happen rather quickly. ;)

  4. Lovely, inviting, home. Will we get an inside tour in the future? I’m sure in not alone in hoping to see the many wonderful creative ideas you managed to incorporate into your home.

    • The interior is very simple. This is just a weekend vacation type of home after all. It was never intended to be a show home at all. It’s just one 4m x 8m room (bed and couch), bath and small kitchen. It looks and feels like a southern style cabin inside. Maybe we’ll live there when we’re older.

  5. Your place turned out real nice Owen. You should post a pic with you and your girlfriend. It would be nice to see all the family. She has a good eye. She did good.

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