Monday Montage: The Grand Tour

Someone needs to pinch me. We have officially moved into our new home in Phuket, Thailand three days ago. It has been Chad and I’s dream to try living in Thailand since before we got married, and now here we are.

We found a beautiful house in the Chalong area of Phuket. We are within walking distance to restaurants, shops, new friends homes, and a short drive from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Not only are we over the moon about being here in Thailand for a bit longer, but we also just booked tickets to visit our family and friends in California in April! We are stopping in Tokyo, Japan on our way to America, so do not think that just because we have a house in Phuket, the travel is over, we will continue to travel and I will continue to write about it.

I wanted to give you all the grand tour of our new house… Welcome!

Our new home in Phuket, Thailand

Our new home in Phuket, Thailand

We may have downgraded on the pool size from our place in Hua Hin, but our new yard is easy to take care of, not to mention beautiful.

We may have downgraded on the pool size from our place in Hua Hin, but our new yard is easy to take care of, not to mention beautiful.

The foyer. I don't know if the shell curtain thing will stay, as I keep hitting my head on it, but it sure looks pretty.

The foyer. I don’t know if the shell curtain thing will stay, as I keep hitting my head on it, but it sure looks pretty.

The living room.

The living room.

This has to be the largest piece of furniture I have ever had in a house I have lived in. I just don't know what to do with the storage space.

This has to be the largest piece of furniture I have ever had in a house I have lived in. I just don’t know what to do with the storage space.

The dining room.

The dining room.

A typical Thai kitchen. It used to be an outdoor kitchen, but has since been blocked in. The two bedrooms that are adjacent to the kitchen have windows that look into the kitchen (or what used to be outside).

A typical Thai kitchen. It used to be an outdoor kitchen, but has since been blocked in. The two bedrooms that are adjacent to the kitchen have windows that look into the kitchen (or what used to be outside).

Other view of the our kitchen.  You can see the windows to the bedrooms in this picture.

Other view of the our kitchen. You can see the windows to the bedrooms in this picture.

Walkway to the bedrooms and baths.

Walkway to the bedrooms and baths. (Sorry no pictures of the baths, I figure you can imagine what a toilet, shower, and sink look like

The guest bedroom.

The guest bedroom.

Z's bedroom

Z’s bedroom.

Another view of Z's bedroom, finally a place to set up her own room with her tent and toys.

Another view of Z’s bedroom, finally a place to set up her own room with her tent and toys.

Another view of Z's bedroom.

Another view of Z’s bedroom.

Our bedroom.

Our bedroom.

Other view of our bedroom.

Other view of our bedroom.

I hope I haven’t bored you to tears with the tour of our new place, but I have had so many people ask about it that I figured it was easier just to use my Monday Montage to show you instead of tell you.

Happy Monday everyone!

27 thoughts on “Monday Montage: The Grand Tour

  1. Looks like a very nice place to stay in! Not at all bored, thanks for the great tour. Must be exciting to see family soon. And Japan, nice! Btw, Elle has promised to write a free but fun post on Japan, which you might be interested in!

    • I love the outdoor area around this house. I have friends in the uk and have heard it had been a cold winter, and spring is off to a grey start too. I hope it warms up, or at least you get some sun soon!

  2. Love the new house! Looks very comfy and homey. I also love the mirrors on the closet in front of the bed. Great placement;-) can’t wait to see you guys!

    • It does!
      Yes, it is both exciting and nerve wracking. So many people to see and not much time really. I am just really thankful that z is going to get to know some more of our family. When we left she was so young. I am also thankful that we are heading back here after. 🙂

  3. Wow, it looks fantastic. Congrats on your new home. It’s makes you feel so more settled when you have a base, doesn’t it?

  4. I think I missed this on post but I’m glad you linked this up over at Bronwyn’s notice board. Your house is adorable! We had a shell curtain before too!
    Outdoor kitchen is really common in Asia I think. I remember my great grandmother’s house, she had this huge kitchen and dining area but she also had a “dirty” kitchen outside. And the house I grew up in back in Iligan also had a dirty kitchen even if we had a fully functioning kitchen inside. That’s something we don’t have here in the house we are renting in Cebu though. But it doesn’t stop me from cooking outside. I have a portable charcoal stove that I use for dishes that takes a while to cook! 😉

    • I can really understand the outdoor kitchen, you don’t want something cooking in the house for long periods of time on hot days.
      The shell curtain came with the house, and actually is a great theft alarm, everyone that walks in the house hits their head on it. 🙂

  5. What a fantastic place to live, love the house! I am jealous of all that amazing food you must have on your doorstep too! 🙂

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