Our Home in Pua

The Bungalow

We live in an adorable two bedroom, one bathroom bungalow less than 1km from school. Our house is on property owned by the head of the English Department at Pua High School. Marissa and I live on the top floor and our neighbor Litong lives below us. I love our house, but our living room is more like a porch, so there are always lots of bugs and lizards around. Even our bedrooms have many cracks in the walls, so we have lots of critters living with us. I can't lie, it was an adjustment living in this indoor/outdoor house. But we have a western toilet and shower, so there isn't much to complain about. 

 
Our bikes in our driveway! 

Our bikes in our driveway! 

 
Front view of our home!

Front view of our home!

View from the back! I didn't realize how big our house is. That's Lee's house on the bottom.

View from the back! I didn't realize how big our house is. That's Lee's house on the bottom.

Entrance

Made by my beautiful, artistic roommate

Made by my beautiful, artistic roommate

 
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This is our kitchen/pantry/entrance. Please note the cartoon of the roomies above the fridge.

This is our kitchen/pantry/entrance. Please note the cartoon of the roomies above the fridge.

The Living Room

Although the living room was unbearable between 5 and 7pm due to the bugs, it was a lovely room.

Although the living room was unbearable between 5 and 7pm due to the bugs, it was a lovely room.

With 3 weeks left in our home we FINALLY got a kitchen sink...and a new neighbor. Yes, that house next to us was built in one month. Yes, they woke us up with construction every morning. 

With 3 weeks left in our home we FINALLY got a kitchen sink...and a new neighbor. Yes, that house next to us was built in one month. Yes, they woke us up with construction every morning. 

My room

 
View from my bedroom to the living room through the bathroom

View from my bedroom to the living room through the bathroom

 

The Facilities

Our very own pantry gym! 

Our very own pantry gym! 

Rent

Our house is 5,000 baht per month. Water is 200 baht per month and electricity varies. Our first month we used our air conditioners every night and our bill was 1,800 baht. The next month was cooler and we were more careful to turn off our lights, our electricity bill was 500 baht. In addition, our agency gives us each 1,000 baht to go towards our rent. In general, we end up paying about 1,800 baht each per month. To put this in perspective, that's only about $50!!