The house has been a labour of love by the owner.
Andrew bought two old wooden houses from Nakhon si Thammarat dismantled and transported them to Koh Jum by barge to create ‘Piman Pu’ villa.
One of these houses was 80 years old and the other about 60 years old.
The windows and doors of the villa are from these recycled Thai houses.
Andrew started building Piman Pu villa a year after the Boxing Day Tsunami. In the period of its construction, there were many Tsunami wrecker shops in Phuket, where unique architectural fittings could be obtained, such as the multi-pane window on the balcony and the timber hinged back door.
In searching for materials, Andrew was also able to obtain the 4 hand made front doors and the bedroom doors from a monastery (after making a donation). These unique features are over 100 years old.
The house is finished in Thai style.
The roof comes from a ceramic kiln at Song Khla.
Furnishings come from Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket.
Most light fittings come from markets in Bangkok. Ceramics come from Chiang Mai.
The result is a modern house filled with unique architectural features.