A wise man once said....

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new."
Dalai Lama

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

House Construction Part 1

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House Construction Part 1






29th April 2010 was an auspicious day in Thailand. Seems lots of people considered it the best day to start on a new house. This included Wanna's parents house on our farm. We had in truth been planning it for a long time. Even raised the area with some fill from an adjacent plot so as to have it on higher land. So we got the area ready and have left it to settle of some time. A few months infact. So what next?

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Assorted Progress Movies


Well on 29th April it was necessary to start the construction, this begins with the erection of the first two columns to the house. These precast concrete columns are placed in a foundation hole dug into the ground. Prior to being placed there is a small religious ceremony including some prayers and offering to Buddha. Also there are as part of this ceremony various cloths and fish traps etc erected on the polls. In addition some money is placed under the foundations for good luck. All went well with Wanna's Mother leading the prayers as you can see below. Lets hope it really is an auspicious day for all concerned.

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Few Photos