Buying Land in Thailand
We have just purchased our own land in Trat province, Thailand. On this site that covers over 2 rai we will be starting a new and exciting chapter of our Thinglish Lifestyle.
Having spent over a year looking at land for sale on Koh Chang island, we decided to widen our search to the mainland and in particular, the area around Trat, Thailand’s most easterly province that borders Cambodia.
The land we finally settled on and ticked all our boxes lies approximately 10k from Trat city in a rural setting. Across the road from our land is a beautiful lake, to the east a mature orchard, behind a rubber plantation and there is a neighboring property to our west.
Living in a Box
In phase one of our plans we will be building a house made from shipping containers. This modern, module dwelling will be located at the very back of the plot so we can enjoy the peace and privacy while being able to look down the full length of the land with uninterrupted views.
We will also be sinking a well so we have our own supply of water.
Permaculture Food Forest
In the second phase of our plans and on the majority of the land below the house we will be planting it out as a permaculture food forest with over 30 different fruit trees, edible plants and herbs including: cassava, gliricidia, leucaena, pigeon pea, jak fruit, papaya, banana, eggplants, lemon grass, kaffir lime, pandernas, ivy gourd, comfreyn, neem, pomegranate, lemon, lime, guava, mangosteen, sunflowers, coffee, lychee, coconut, agasta, turkey berry, passion fruit, mint, basil, ginger, chili, garlic, strawberries and butterfly pea.
We will also be increasing the number of chickens we have and they will free range the land helping to add more nutrients to the soil and clear the bugs.
Phase three will see us adding a tea room (The Blend Box) and farm shop near the road with a lush, ornamental garden and decking with scenic views over the lake. Here you will be able to relax and taste teas from around the world, eat simple and nutritious home cooking and purchase fresh, organic produce straight from the garden including our free range eggs daily.
We are very excited to get started on this project and build our ideal habitat combining our skills and interests in lifestyle design, marketing, permaculture, architecture, ecology and sustainable living.
Visit this site for regular updates, our wins and failures and to see how we progress on our journey living a Thinglish Lifestyle.
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Thinglish Lifestyle – A New Beginning