Good info, thanksUnderstood your reluctance; my story spent 2 years just visiting her house, not sleeping there as no suitable room, eventually built our own, separate on-suite, seemed ideal, old lady neighbour super but got moved out for Son of other neighbour, this young couple are nice but husband keeps 6 cocks; then this neighbours Daughter has new partner, his business looking after cocks for sale ! 2 plots away a small family furniture yard, owner dies Grandson expands and cuts down adjacent Teak woods now we have a large saw mill with resultant dust and traffic on small Soy, smell of wood varnish etc. Wifey says lets buy some land, 2 rye in low rice fields and build our own house, big enough for me to stay inside with a/c. The only English speaker in the village is her and in local Town a couple or so shop owner can a little; at home it is Lanna Thai except for the Kids who speak Thai for school. For me prefer hotel rooms, apartments or perhaps a rental allowing changes to different areas when I get bored.
I had a vision of building a nice resort style villa(nothing huge but higher end) on a decent sized lot so no issues with neighbors for $250-300k cad
But the more I hear and think about it
It may just be too much hassle
Having to have discussion with wife on when family can come and can't
I still don't care for this house
But if we found a decent plot of land and built a suitable place for 2mil baht where I can be comfortable when visiting
That may be best
I honestly don't think the social aspect would bug me
Lots of people speak English in her village
And I'd do trips down to tourist areas
I just would need a man cave with blackout blinds to watch sports.....