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Since it is possible for a foreigner to legally rent a piece of land for at least 30 years in Thailand, it is also possible to build your own house on that land. Then the question comes up about how much does it cost to build a house in Thailand?
Generally we can say that it is cheaper to build a house somewhere in the province than somewhere near a tourist place, like in Pattaya, Koh Samui or Phuket. It is also true, that it is cheaper to build a house somewhere in the North of Thailand than in the South, due to lower labor costs. Most foreigners however prefer to build their houses at tourist places anyway, but a significant number also moves to the North East, in the Isaan, following their Thai girlfriends or Thai wives.
There are two ways to build a house in Thailand, after you have solved all necessary paperwork and planning:
Prices for building a house in Thailand also depends on the style you want to build. It is the cheapest if you build Unit Style Apartments, which is basically a big garage with some more internal walls and a bathroom.
So, the cost of building a house in Thailand ranges from about 4000,- Baht per m² for a unit style building, with Thai style (simple) bathroom up to about 20,000,- Baht per m² for a luxurious villa. Remember that this prices can double at- or near well known tourist places. So you probably won't be able to build the cheapest house for 4,000 per m² at a place like Phuket or Pattaya.
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