For many expats looking to live in Thailand, the most common properties that they come across are either condos or villas, but there are other viable accommodation options to choose from, such as detached houses. In this article, we’re going to highlight some of the advantages of living in a detached house, rather than feeling compelled to stay in a condo on beachfront villa (as wonderful as both options are). Here’s everything you need to know…
1 – Safety and security
Some detached houses in Thailand will be in gated communities. These provide an exceptional level of safety and security. For example, a gated community will only have one or two fixed entrance and exit points and they will typically be manned with 24-hour security, including CCTV and key card access.
If you don’t like the idea of being too exposed in a villa, living in such a setup can be highly beneficial for your peace of mind.
2 – Additional privacy
There are many benefits to living in a condominium, but the lack of privacy can be a deal breaker for many people.
When you live in a detached house, you have absolute privacy. If you know the pain of trying to sleep when your neighbours are playing loud music at 3am, or when the condo above has children stomping around, being able to live in a house detached from any other property is well worth considering.
3 – The freedom to extend and renovate
When you own a detached house, you have the freedom to extend and renovate your property as you see fit. Certainly, in most cases you will need to obtain the necessary planning permissions, however, you won’t be too restricted in terms of space. So, if you want an annexe at the bottom of your garden, you’ll be free to do so.
4 – Having outdoor space
While some condos do certainly have spacious balconies, it’s not quite the same as having your very own garden. Particularly if you have children and pets, the fact that detached houses in Thailand often come with spacious gardens makes all the difference.
5 – More space inside and out
In addition to having plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, most detached houses are much larger than the average condo. If you want room to breathe and maybe even grow a family, a detached house will be far more appropriate for your requirements.
6 – Great resale potential
Given the curb appeal that comes with a quality detached house—coupled with the advantages for young families and retirees—detached houses have excellent resale value. So, if you are looking for a quality place to call home for the meantime, with the potential of selling up again in the future, you will find plenty of detached houses for sale in Thailand that will tick all the right boxes.