Back in 2011, Steve Areen was visiting his friend, Hajjar Gibran, in northeast Thailand. This is when he came up with the idea to build his very own dream home. The only issue was that he needed to find $9,000 and a plot of land to build it. That’s when Hajjar and his wife offered Steve a spot on their mango farm. Steve decided to take Hajjar up on the offer, and Hajjar was kind enough to offer some guidance along with design ideas. Luckily for Steve, his son-in-law, Tao, had some amazing masonry skills, so he was able to do the complete build and design within just six short weeks. Check this out:
Above is a picture of the piece of land that Steve was given by his friend Hajjan and his wife.
He used some of the skills of his son-in-law for the masonry.
And they were able to complete the entire building for just about $6,000. That wouldn’t cover the furnishings for inside the home.
It’s good to keep in mind that building materials are much cheaper in Thailand.
But with very careful planning, they were able to complete it in a short amount of time and for the cost of a small, used car.
Now that the outside was complete, they needed to work on the furnishings for inside the home.
They were able to furnish the entire home for just about $3,000.
The home offers a relaxing pond that you can view from the back of the property.