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Most families in Thailand live in dwellings that compare favorably with living facilities anywhere in Southeast Asia. The Thai government has stimulated housing and community development by means of a housing plan that provides government mortgages for building, renovation, or purchase of government land and houses. Under a self-help settlement scheme, the government sets up whole new communities, surveys sites, constructs roads and irrigation systems, and provides public utilities and medical care.

In 1973, to house Bangkok residents who had been living in makeshift shelters, the government formed the National Housing Authority (NHA), which undertook overall responsibility for coordination of public and private housing programs. By 1979, the NHA had completed 54,780 housing units. From 1979 to 1984, a total of 1,442,250 housing units were built in Thailand.

According to the preliminary results of the 2000 census, there were about 15,662,300 households nationwide. The average household had 3.9 people. About 79.7% of all households lived in detached houses. About 81.6% of all households were in owned dwellings.

Houses

The traditional Isaan homes were made of raised wooden post construction, so that animals, creeping insects could not enter the houses. The open area beneath the houses also served as a cool daytime workplace. There are still many houses like this today, dotted around the countryside.

Cattle are kept underneath some houses.

Many houses in towns are built in two stages. The bottom part is the shop to work or sell things and the first floor contain the bedrooms.

Inside a House

Not all Thai houses will have a kitchen or furniture like we do. People will sit and eat on the floor. There is also no shower or bath as we know it, instead there is a big ‘tub’ for the water and a jug. Thai people bathe by throwing water over themselves.

Most toilets are squat toilets although the western style toilets are becoming more available. Near the squat toilets there is a container filled with water and a cup or a hose pipe. These replace the flush of water.

In almost house, including slum housing, a TV, fridge and radio can be found.

Western Influences

There are many other different styles of houses too, including:

The interior of these houses are very much the same as houses in England. There is much furniture, a kitchen, sitting room, dining room, bedrooms, shower room and flushing toilets.

Here is a photograph of a rubbish bin. It is made from an old tyre.

These bins are found on the pavements outside houses and shops.

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