If you ask for the cost of building a house in Thailand you will normally get a price of something between 15,000 and 20,000 Baht per m². For a house of about 80 m² you’ll end up with 1.6 Mill. Baht.
Here I want to show you, how you can build a cheap house of the same size (80m²) for only 500,000 Baht.
The house in this article was build between February and April in 2014 by a friend of mine and I was able to capture the entire building process.
The house was built on the basis of normal foundations, as they are known from other houses. It stands on columns, about 80 cm above the ground. The actual house consists of an iron construction, with special wall panels for the exterior walls which are simply screwed to the iron sceleton.
The wall panels are about 5mm thick and made of a special cement composite, which is also used for the roof panels.The interior walls are made of plasterboard, only the bathroom walls are built of hollow blocks.
Cost of building a cheap house in Thailand
This is a house with two seperate apartements of 40 m² each, so two sleeping rooms and two bath rooms. The cost of building this house was originally calculated to 470,000 Baht but due to some special requests by the owner, it ended up with about 500,000 Baht. This price includes all building materials, such as the concrete, roof, windows, the 2 bath rooms and the labour cost.