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Elegant Teak House

We are offering this rare and beautiful teak house for rent in 2012. It is remodelled inside to fit western needs and tastes. Conveniently located a minute off the popular Sukhumvit Soi Ekamai, this house is a Jim Thompson-style landmark in a fine Thai neighborhood. For a quick view click on the following video:

Construction of teak house off Ekamai, Bangkok

Shophouses as art

We knew someone would do it, someone who shared our fascination with the Thai shophouse, an architectural style originally from China and said to have been the import inspiration of Thai King Rama V.

So we were happy to see that is exactly what award-winning German photographer Peter Nitsch has done, seek out the most interesting of the thousands of fantastic, kitschy, irrepressibly multitasking Bangkok shophouses and photographed them. Peter has done more than that, as Thai-based author John Burdett explains: “Far from the traffic jams and the go-go bars, Nitsch takes us into the front rooms of the eight million ordinary Thais who are the real Bangkok: busy, chaotic-looking, organized by impenetrable idiosyncrasy, and unashamedly human.”

But is it possible to adapt this style to fit modern western tastes? Of course! That’s what we are all about at, as Tony and Greg point out on Bangkok Podcast:

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For a view of Peter Nitsch’s photographic exhibit you can download a great itunes app at:

“SHOPHOUSES – 4 x 8 m Bangkok“ photography app

And you can see more right here by clicking on one of Peter’s fascinating, day-in-the-life-of time-lapse videos “Hair Salon“


Townhouse Soi 65 #4

This beautiful townhouse on a perfect little sheltered soi minutes walk from Ekamai BTS will be available late 2012. Our current tenant is a Canadian family with a new baby but will be relocating mid year. We will do some further improvements on the property in our “Country antique” style at that time and making it available for rent. For a video of this neighborhood click below.

Long term care in Bangkok: Get a life


Bangkok offers good possibilities for the right kind of man, one who seeks

-a vibrant setting with plenty of exciting new things to do and and think about

-wonderful supportive care from caregivers who follow a long tradition of family support

-instant connections to the world via internet, TV, film, reading — with a minimum of outlay you will be closer to friends and family than you were back home

-great food, beautiful people, balmy climate

-world class medical care at a fraction of US cost

Villageinthecity has a new facility currently to be available in late 2013. Keep tuned to our site for latest news.







Moving the village to the city

A couple of years back Nim decided she wanted to build a house in Bangkok “just like my grandmothers”, that is a traditional Thai house just like the old teak wood houses in her village. So one day she got her kid brother to meet us all in a cafe, he was a pretty good artist and, well, here’s what happened……

For sale 17 rai farm land in Korat Thailand



For sale by owner. Call Nim 081 838 0829. Or email Nim at

Chanot title deed

Right down the road from famous Jim Thompson farm in silk amphur of Pak Thong Chai

This lovely farm property has everything you need for a happy retirement

Quiet, traditional, friendly village in cool foothills near Khao Yai wineries

3 hours 48 min (304 km) from Bangkok, 1 minute from excellent paved road with very little traffic

Electric power and treated water all year

Beautiful views of mountains and Lam Pra Plerng River valley, no Bangkok crowds or unsightly developments in this area

Government irrigation canal top of property, water distribution canals and pipelines in place, fronting on Lam Pra Plerng River lower property

Rice paddy, mature fruit orchard, flower farm, fish pond, existing house, barn

5 minutes by car or bicycle to Takhop village (tambon)

20 min from Pak Thong Chai (amphur) and 30 min to downtown Korat (Nakorn Ratchasima) with all services and shopping

perfect for tourist/bnb/resort development, hiking, nature preserve, bicycling, organic farming

Excellent long term investment history and prospects

good local government, no mafia

Sellers have lived this village many years, will remain with nearby similar farm. We are selling this land to raise capital for improvements to other local property. can provide development design and construction services for property improvements if desired.

The following gallery shows pictures on this land, some are on adjacent land and/or on Royal Thai Irrigation Department facilities.

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