Children’s Considerations

childrens-considerations-ko-samui-buildersWhen planning out how your dream home on Ko Samui is going to be designed and decorated you are going to want to make some special children’s considerations.

There are not many considerations that need to be made to a child’s room, but having things like a quality mosquito net that hangs from the ceiling is a must especially during the rainy season.

For a pool having a gated entrance is children’s considerations you may want to take a look at because you don’t want to have a toddler or infant falling into the pool.

One of my clients had retractable children’s gates installed all over the house. From the stairs to almost every opening in the house these gates were for keeping her poodle from making a mess all over the house.

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I have to say it was an ingenious idea to have them installed in the wall and have shown the idea to many of my clients who have small children to consider.

As you can see there are going to be a few things to consider as you plans your home if you have children.

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Get Started Building on Ko Samui Now

If you are on the fence about building a home on the island of Ko Samui, now is the best time to get started!

I tell you this for a couple of reasons, first, there is only so much room on the island and it is not getting any bigger. When there is no more room to build, well you are going to be plain out of luck.

Second, it is easy to find a good contractor to build your dream home now! There are of plenty of good contractors on the island that are ready to get to work building and won’t charge you an arm and a leg.

Thirdly, building n Ko Samui is a lot cheaper than building in places like Fiji or other islands down in the South Pacific. Partly due to the fact that Ko Samui is not so remote, but due mostly to the ready supply of building materials.

Next, why not!? Building a home and living in an amazing tropical paradise is just a great way to live. Walking along the beautiful beaches and jungles is just a great way to stay in shape while eating through all the awesome food Thailand has to offer.

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Any way, if you are concerned about costs check out my post on the costs of building on Ko Samui and how to stay cool during the summer months.

Lastly, I’ve got to tell you that building a home on the island is going to be like a dream come true so don’t wait another second and get stared building now!

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Costs of building on Ko Samui

costs-of-building-on-ko-samuiOne of the most common questions people ask me about it what are the costs of building on Ko Samui?

Well, there are a lot of things that you have to take into consideration.

From what items you are going to have imported to the overall size of the home you are wanting to build.

For decent sized 3 bedroom home, you can figure around 140K USD on the lower end of the scale, and it will go up from there.

There’s been homes built on Ko Samui that are in 2 to 3 million dollar range, so there is a wide scale for what it’ll cost you.

When it comes to the costs of building on Ko Samui there is a lot to be taken into account.

As an example, where is the materials being purchased from? Are they only being purchased from Bangkok or are they coming for all over Thailand?

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Now, to get back to the point, make sure you know when you hiring a construction firm. Usually if a firm is buying from all over Thailand you will see a significant price difference and that should really bring down the costs of building on Ko Samui.

Are you planning to have any materials shipped from overseas?

If this is a must for you, makes sure you know about the possible import duties on those items.

Other things you might want to consider is the cost of decor and furniture. Again, if you are planning on buying in Thailand it may make things a little bit easier.

For more info about building on Ko Samui checkout Koh Samui Construction.

I hope you enjoyed this post on the costs of building on Ko Samui and if you did, check out my post on challenges of building on Ko Samui.

Stay Cool on Ko Samui

stay-cool-on-ko-samuiAs you plan for your build on the beautiful island of Ko Samui one thing that is a must is solid plan to stay cool during the hot season.

On Ko Samui during the dry season the temperature regularly gets up to 30 degrees Celsius. Here is a quick link to Ko Samui Weather.

Now, a lot of places out side of the US tend not to have central air to keep a house nice and cool.

Usually, what is done is having one larger air conditioning unit in the living room and a couple smaller ones scattered throughout the house or apartment.

To make sure that you stay nice and cool having a good quality air conditioner is a must.

From personal experience, I’d also tell you that ceiling fans are also a must.

But that’s really just a preference of mine.

Anyway, make sure that whatever air conditioning system you have installed also has a seriously solid guarantee.

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If you decide to go cheap on you air conditioner and it craps out on you in June through August you might have a real problem on your hands.

Anyway, out on Ko Samui it’s not like you can just go down to the Home Depot to pick up a brand-new AC unit.

So, if you had to order one it could take quite a while to get out to the island and waiting for it during the hot season could be just awful

Even if you have plenty of ceiling fans and fans on the floor it just won’t be able to keep you cool.

So, take my advice and make sure that your air conditioner is new and has one hell of a guarantee…just in case you run into any problems.

Anyway, that’s about it for this post, but in case you missed my last post you can click here to check it out.

Monsoon Season – Ko Samui Building Challenges


As I have mentioned before, there are some challenges to building a home on Ko Samui. One of the biggest problems that most people tend to run into is the nasty monsoon rainstorms that hit the island in the fall.

I don’t want to make it sound like it’s going to be the end of the world when these storms hit the island, but it’s best you be forwarded and prepared.

So, when you are having a home built on Ko Samui and the monsoon rain begins to hit what happens?

Well, if you have a solid contractor they’re going to make sure the site is covered and ready to weather the storm.

But if your contractor doesn’t make sure that your building site is ready, you better make damn sure that everything is secure. You don’t want debris from your site slamming into a neighbor’s home and damaging it.

You can most likely avoid this situation by planning out your build so that you have it done or at least mostly done before the monsoon season arrives on Ko Samui.

Another problem some people have run into is a stoppage of work during the really bad monsoon storms.

Again, I don’t want you to think that all the monsoon rain is going to destroy everything, but some years are worse than others.

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In case you don’t know, most monsoon rain showers pour down for a fairly short time and then move on, but there are times that it literally rains heavy for days on end.

Not only does it rain cats and dogs, but sometimes you get really strong winds along with the rain.

This is why it is so very important to plan out your build time with the contractor to avoid as much of the monsoon season as possible.

Lastly, during the monsoon season, that runs from September through November, you are also going to have be on the lookout for low lying areas that will end up flooding.

It’s advisable to find out about flood areas before you get the process of having a home built, but most contractors will be able to help out with this.

Just make sure that you use a trusted and licensed for the construction. This way you shouldn’t have any problems if the worst should happen.

Anyway, no matter where you build there’s always going to be challenges you’ll run into, but on the plus side one your home is built on Ko Samui you be living in an amazing paradise surrounded by a caring and generous culture.

Thanks for reading and hopefully I’ll have something more to post about soon!

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If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, read this post about building costs on Ko Samui.


Why Build on Ko Samui

why-build-on-ko-samuiSo, maybe you are trying to figure out if you want to build or buy a home on Ko Samui and you just want some more information?

Here are a few reasons that answer the question why build on Ko Samui in Thailand.

1 – You know what your are getting:
When you build a home you already know exactly what you are getting. You don’t have to worry about any of the things that older houses might have wrong with them. You’ll get watch your home grow from an idea into a bog ole’ dream. It is a lot like taking a human growth supplement. When you start taking them you actually grow. Growth Factor Plus is the number one growth supplement out there and is totally natural. It works be opening the pituitary glands in your brain to get you to grow again. Real growth you can measure guaranteed. Check out this growth factor plus review to get all the info.

2 – You can make changes easily.
Next on our list of why to build on Ko Samui is the fact that it is easy to make some changes to your house as it goes up verses doing renovations to an existing home.

3 – Cost
Building on Ko Samui is not the cheapest, but it is cheaper then many other places. Make sure you get an Idea of what it is going to cost before you commit.

So there you have it. A short list on why build on Ko Samui. Thanks for checking out this little site and we hope to put up more soon. Check out our last post here.

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Building Costs on Ko Samui


Want a home in paradise? Not sure what it will cost build? We put this post together to give you a VERY basic idea of what building costs are on Ko Samui.

Now, the information we are using can very to some degree, but this will give you a rough guess at building costs on Ko Samui.

Ok, now that hat is all out of the way lets jump right into it.

For a something like a decent sized 3 bedroom house you can expect the building costs to be around 5,000,000.00 THB or roughly $140,000.00 USD.

A giant luxury villa or home can easily cost as much as 120,000,000.00 (3.3 million USD) on the high end and as low as 12,000,000.00 on the lower end of the scale.

When it comes to building costs on Ko Samui there is a lot to be taken into account. As an example, where is the materials being purchased from? Are they only being purchased from Bangkok or are they coming for all over Thailand? Make sure you know when you hire a construction firm. Usually if a firm is buying from all over Thailand you will see a significant price difference.

Are you planning to have any materials shipped from overseas? If this is a must for you, makes sure you know about the possible import duties on those items.

Lastly, planning and building a home in Ko Samui takes a lot of energy. You are also going to need to keep your mental focus up. Everyday when I get up I take this pre-workout supplement before I go for a run on the beach. This all natural supplement called Capsiplex Sport really helps fill me up with energy for the whole day and keeps my mental focus razor sharp. Checkout this capsiplex sport review and you’ll know why I take it. A lot of people ask me where to buy capsiplex sport? Well, the only place you can buy it is at the official site. Go here is you want all the info on where you can buy this all natural supplement.

For more info about building on Ko Samui checkout Koh Samui Construction.

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So, that’s about it for this post on building on Ko Samui. Thanks for coming by!


Weird things left at job sites


Over the years I have overseen literally hundreds of construction protests on Ko Samui for clients.  From simple renovations to complete building jobs that started from the ground up. During that time I have found some really weird things left at job sites.

I am not talking about bottles and “normal” trash, but things that make you scratch your head and wonder “why the f*#k is that here. So, with out further interruption here is a short of weird thing left at job sites.

On the top of the list was a small box that contained a pistol, a bottle of whisky, a photograph of a car and note that read “You’ll never get the car bitch!”

I once went to check some work on a frame of a house not long after the foundation was done and in the floor was burn marks from a small fire, half a dozen dying roses, a dead rat, and a broken bottle of wine.

Next on the list of weird things left at job sites was one that I am still scratching my head over. A large cardboard box that had a bunch of opened and empty bottles for a growth supplement called growth factor plus. I am really wondering if someone took all those supplements to see if they worked and then wrote a hell of a growth factor plus review. I did a little research and found a site about growth supplements that had a post entitled does growth factor plus work. It is all natural, so who ever took all those pills is probably fine, but has to be really tall now. Click here to read about these growth supplements

There are tons and tons of other weird things left at job sites that I have found, but those three are the ones that really stick out in my mind.

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If you have ever found a really weird things left at job sites I’d love to hear about them. Thanks for reading!