29 December 2007

We got the land!

We are now proud owners of a block of land between Chiang Mai and Mae Rim! It's very exciting and quite unbelievable to actually own land.

Next step is to build a house. We have lots of ideas and lots of people willing to help us with all sorts of skills. It's a bit scary, but mostly very exciting.

These pictures are from November when Sue Blackmore visited.

There is a row of teak trees along the front of the land beside the road.

There is a small channel that runs down one side then along the back of our block. It's man-made (and therefore safe from flooding) and will be excellent for our garden. (How fun!)

It's hard to get an idea of the shape of it from these pictures. The photo of the water is taken from another farm looking across to our land. That's the corner where we will build the house. Actually, it all looks completely different now because we've had it graded. Victor is up there again today with the people who are putting in the posts to mark our boundary lines.

And there is a beautiful gum tree!
The surrounding land is all farmland - very beautiful and peaceful.

There is an adjacent block that's still owned by the bank. (Victor thinks it will be perfect for a soccer field...)


Jenny said...

It looks really beautiful! Congratulations!

sam and becca said...

So great! Well done :) Can't wait to come and stay there.

Victor and Rachel J-L said...

You will all be very welcome to come and stay! (When there's a house, that is!)
Actually, one of our dreams for this land is to have a guest house as well as our own house, so there will be plenty of space for you all!

gretta at lothlorien said...

Wonderful to see these pics. I will be coming later, probably in June, because of Fred Wodd'swedding (26 July) and Bump Jones (T&A).I'll be with the Sam Joneses from about Jube 20. I'll take the guest house, or whatever's on offer!

Victor and Rachel J-L said...

I think you'll have to come in June 2020 to stay in the guest house...
but I really hope our house will be finished when you come and you can stay in the guest room.
We are SO looking forward to seeing you and showing you our life here.

baker st jones said...

You can call it "my land not thailand".