Greg and Ed interview Florian, an old friend of Greg’s and coincidentally the occupant of Greg’s old apartment in Chinatown with a beautiful view of the Chao Phraya River.   Florian is a man of many talents, but this interview focuses on his multi-year project to build a modern house in the jungles of Mae Hong Son province, in northwestern Thailand.   

Many expats dream of building a house in Thailand, but Florian has actually done it, and not just any old house either. His house is essentially in the middle of the jungle, off of both the water and power grids. Solution: solar power! Florian explains the entire process from conception to research to designing the building, with many pitfalls and close calls along the way. Although considerable sweat and tears have gone into the project, you’ll be surprised at the relatively modest cost of such a unique house. If you really want to follow along at home, Florian even kept a blog of the entire process, with plenty of photos.

To top it off, Florian is making his house available on AirBnB, so you can even check it out yourself! Unfortunately, due to COVID, flights and rental in Mae Hong Son are a bit unpredictable, but if you want more info, send us an email and we’ll put you in touch with Florian. But when the situation improves, consider a jungle adventure in Thailand for your next holiday – be it from overseas or just from Bangkok.

On Love Loathe or Live With, Ed tests Greg with a question about receipts, which makes him pine for this great bit by the late, great Mitch Hedberg.

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