Thai Culture – Family
This is a TRUE story!
(T.I.T. This Is Thai Family Culture!)
The New owners (the grandkids)
want $11.000 baht ($350 U.S.) for rent. There are no services to the land. Our family had an arrangement with one of the neighbours for water. A different neighbour provided access to electricity. Access to the property is by a private road. The developer has the legal right to deny road access to anyone and everyone at any time! He has already done so. The grandkids can no longer access their properties by road!
FYI- a 30-year-old 4 bedroom concrete house on a fully serviced lot and government road access would rent for $14,000 baht ($450 U.S.) per month.
In Anticipation of This Specific Scenario
Chef Lee relocated her cooking class business, www.ChefLeeZ.com, so it was only a few Km’s from the family home. A commercial/residential property was purchased. Renovations began. A 3 bedroom foreigner-style apartment was included in the renovation design.
All 8 members (3 generations)
of our immediate Thai family (grandpa, 4 of his 7 children, daughter-in-law and son’s mother-in-law plus a 10 yr old grandchild), have now moved into the 3 bedroom apartment above the cooking school and the west half of the cooking school. They will be tearing down their termite-ridden wooden home and selling it as parts.