The Thai Way maybe not your way:
Cutting steel on a public road
Bending Steel by hand
An offering to say sorry for disturbing the ground. The incense sticks are doused in alcohol, which seems to help
Recycling nails. Somebody sat here for half the day pulling nails out of bits of wood.
Site electrics have been updated
A room with a view. I have been assured that the builders will take all their shit with them when they go.
Safety footwear as always. These kids think they are at the beach.
Preparing to do some welding
I wanted to continue the wrap around roof, to give me another room in front of the bathrooms and a place for my solar panels in front of the house, unfortunately I was told that in Thailand this was very unlucky…..something about Ghosts…..it could not be done.
Village Shaman was summoned. A little ceremony and a few thousand Baht later the Ghosts had been informed that this house belonged to a Foreigner who did not believe in Ghosts, so they were wasting their time complaining about the wrap around roof.
This is why I like to be on site every day. This is how they planned to hang the ceiling on the third floor.
This what it looked like are we had a chat about “big wind”
One of the the things that I failed to budget for when I was planning my house was a “Spirit House” I do not confess to fully understand them, but I believe they are a little house where ghosts or spirits can live. They often have little grandparent figures in them. As well as providing a shelter for the spirits, it is also very important that they are provided with the things that they possibly enjoyed in their previous life. Daily offerings, such as food, drinks, and garlands are left at the spirit house to ensure that the guardian spirits are happy and content.
The ceremony for the spirit house included a pig’s head, apparently the ghosts in Thailand are not vegetarian