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World Club House for Rent

The Oliver family will be returning to England after graduation 2015.

Our current rental house at 178/767 World Club Land will become available for rent from 1st June 2015, (25,000THB per month).

The house is in the neighbourhood of Grace International School.

Click here to see location on google maps. GIS is to the lower right on the map (you will see the school swimming pool).

This blog gives some details and photos of the house.

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Outside

There is a small front yard with grass and some plants - shown above in dry season, and us getting ready for the graduation family banquet in greener rainy season.

We have a gardener come once a month to mow the grass and tidy up the plants (400B per month).

There is a front entrance porch area. There are 3 large water tanks (total 4.5 cu m). This is a great asset when occasionally there is a water shortage for a few days.

There is a sala for parking bikes or a car and a long driveway.

Main Living Area - Lounge

The downstairs living area is open plan incorporating a lounge, dining and kitchen areas.

This provides an extensive space for hospitality or gatherings of any kind. We have hosted a class of 70 students for a sit down dinner with no problem!

Above-left shows the lounge area on David's Birthday!

Above-right shows lounge area looking back towards dining area behind.

Main Living Area - Kitchen

The kitchen area includes extensive marble counter surfaces and wooden storage cupboards.

Above-left shows buit-in, real-wood storage cupboards. Above-right shows looking towards the back of the house from the kitchen area (bedroom on left, stairs and bathroom on right).

Main Living Area - Dining

Above-left is a view from the dining area (rear) towards the lounge area (front) with tables set for 70 students.

Above-right (taken from the kitchen area) the students arrive through the front door into the entrance area. You can see part of the marble top counter space.

Bottom-left is the dining area with our normal table and chairs. You can see the lounge area beyond with light blue sofas and the Christmas tree.

Downstairs bathroom and Utility area

This downstairs bathroom has a cold water shower.

Downstairs Bedroom (1) with A/C and En-Suite Bathroom

The en-suite bathroom for this bedroom includes a hot water shower.

Upstairs Main Bedroom (2) with A/C and En-Suite Bathroom

The en-suite bathroom for this main bedroom includes a bath tub with the shower over the tub.

Upstairs Bedroom (3) with A/C and En-Suite Bathroom

The en-suite bathroom for this bedroom includes a hot water shower.

Upstairs Bedroom (4)

This room was originally described as a storeroom but we have used it as an office and now as a bedroom.

The A/C unit in this room was added by us and is available for 6,000 THB. (Samsung Forte Air con unit, 9,000 BTU).

Upstairs Office (or bedroom 5) with A/C

This large room can be used as an office or bedroom. The picture shows a slightly confusing panoramic view - but it certainly is spacious.

There is a pleasant outside balcony.

Upstairs Family Lounge Area

There is a large area upstairs which can be used for a 2nd lounge / family area. Very useful when adults are meeting downstairs - youngsters can watch a movie or play games upstairs.

Upstairs Bathroom

All of the bathrooms are similar to this.

Note: The hot water heater for the shower in this bathroom (Panasonic Model: DH-4HS1, Power (W) 4262.13) was added by us and can be purchased for 3,000 THB.

Other Comments

The house is reasonably bright given that in Thai houses they are built for cool. It is quite a cool house as it is shaded by neighboring houses. It also has insulation added above the upstairs ceiling which makes a great difference to the upstairs temperature in hot season.

Utilities:

  • 3 ring gas hob with gas bottle
  • TOT Fibre Optic Internet 20M download/2M upload (1,060 THB per month)
  • TOT telephone (125 THB per month)
  • 4 air-cons (in bedrooms / office)
  • Electric - 2000-5000 THB per month depending on season and A/C usage
  • Water - 200-400 THB per month depending on usage
  • Moobahn estate fees - 600 THB per month

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GIS Music Mania 2014

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Three Little Birds - First Performance




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Three Little Birds - 2nd Performance




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GIS Talent Show 2013



Family Tent

After many happy years of camping, we have decided that it is time to part with our family tent. Even though our children said that selling the tent was tantamount to selling the children - they prefer to sleep in their own separate tents these days rather than with parents!

The tent is very robust and would be great for a larger family intending to take regular camping holidays.

It is easy to put up or take down. The only negative is that it is bulky for storage and transport.

We paid not far off £1,000 including 2 extra bedrooms. We would love it to go to a family that would enjoy it and so would accept offers.

It is the Khyam Ridgi-dome Espace Deluxe

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE FAMILY TENT!

COMFORTABLY SLEEP 8 IN 2 LARGE BEDROOMS (4 PEOPLE IN EACH) , AND A LARGE LIVING AREA THAT YOU CAN COMFORTABLY STAND UP IN TOGETHER WITH A LARGE KITCHEN AND EXTENDED PORCH AREA.

ALL BEDROOMS HAVE SEWN IN GROUND SHEETS PLUS A FULL FOOTPRINT GROUND SHEET WHICH IS FITTED UNDER BEDROOMS.

THIS TENT WILL FILL A 10 X 10 METRE PITCH BUT CAN EASILY BE ASSEMBLED QUICKLY BY 2 PEOPLE. THE TENT COMES IN A BAG AND POLES AND PEGS COME IN ANOTHER.

This tent has been looked after, dried after each use and is fully weather proof.

All the interior rooms are detachable to give you more space (if you needed it) and it has two doors so you can choose your entrance/exit according to conditions / neighbours. The center dome is approx 7ft high so no need to crawl around on your hands and knees and with a camping table and chairs in there, there is still room to move around!! This tent is ideal for a larger family.

We also have 2 extra sleeping compartments that can be fitted at the back of the tent.

We are based in Littlehampton, West Sussex(BN17) and unless you can collect, you will need to arrange your own courier - it wont post due to size and weight. I recommend either a small trailer or an estate car if collecting.

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Conquer Doi Inthanon!

On Sat 3rd Feb, three intrepid cyclists wended their way to the top of the tallest mountain in Thailand!

Mark Plummer, Matt Coe and Andrew May were the three Brits who took on the challenge to "Conquer Doi Inthanon"!

Mark was the first up of the three and reached the top before we had a chance to take a photo of him on the bike!
Matt being cheered on by family. He also appreciated the dubious loud cheering and encouragement from the Olivers!
Andrew cycled all the way and didn't walk.
Nearing the top, Luke got out of the car and ran the rest of the way to support his Dad.
They all made it! Big respect and congratulations!
Afterwards we all enjoyed a picnic at the top, and on the way down, a lovely coffee and relax at the beautiful waterfall.

GIS Senior Carnival

Each year, the senior class at GIS runs a carnival. This year the theme was "Enchanted".

If David hadn't left at the end of last year, this would have been his senior carnival and so we set out to experience it on his behalf...

There was an entertaining flash-mob dance.
The Senior Moms (=the Mums of the senior class) had a "Cupid's Corner". This was a table where you could decorate a heart shaped cookie and have it anonymously, hand-delivered to your Valentine. Jenny is pictured here - the one without a Senior Mum shirt.
We went in the dressing up booth...
...and paid to have Jessica put in jail!

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