Thailand Cottage By The Seaside $183.00 A Month (Prachuap Khiri Khan)

In this video, I show our new home “Cottage by the Seaside for $183.00 USD a month”. Right outside we have some of the most amazing views of the sea. I also take you for a short ride along the seaside and show you a little bit of town, Prachuap Khiri Khan. Thank you for watching. Please don’t forget to subscribe and hit the bell to receive a notification for whenever I post a new video. Follow me on Instagram at joegreenwtf and email me at joegreenwtf@gmail,com


  1. A lot to do in the town? Like what? But it is a beautiful part of the province, well served by all amenities (except sleazy bars). It’s a nice clean promenade for a walk & also up the mountain temple Khao Chong Krachok there are great coastal views north & south. I was told the swimming at Ao Manao airbase is the best around.

    1. You already named a few my friend. If you are active, like I try to be. One can run, ride a bike, walk along the seaside, go hiking, go to the markets, go to the many annual fest they have here, visit Dan Singkhon Market or the City Pillar Shrine and visit Hua Hin which is about one hour 20 minutes by car or you can go by train. This is only a few things that I can think of and I just moved here. I don’t do the night life, so no bars for me. Of course, some of these things that I mentioned can only be done after the virus is under control and the travel restrictions have been lifted. Stay safe! All the best!

  2. I like your new digs Joe – I noticed you ride by the area where you visited with Chuck and Paige – I was already thinking this would be a good option down the road. Looks perfect and I hope you are both healthy and happy with your new location. I wish you both all the best.

  3. Wow must be horrible to wake up in a beautiful place every day haha. That looks awesome and very reasonable price too. That looks like something I would like to have not too big just right size and make a nice base to travel from.

    1. Thank you so much my friend. Hopefully things will get better soon, Gift and I can travel again and we all can get back to living our normal lives. Stay safe! All the best!

  4. Looks great Joe, I have lived in Chiang Mai for 2 years but currently stuck in the UK. I want to go back to Thailand and have been looking at Prachuap Khiri Khan as it’s ideal for me as a keen cyclist. One of those cottages would be ideal for me.

    1. Thank you so much my friend. Hopefully things will get better soon and we can all get back to living our normal lives. There are lots of rentals available in Khiri Khan. Unfortunately, where I live all of the cottages are currently rented out. Stay safe! All the best!

  5. Hi Joe, this is Erik. I am from the Netherlands. Last year I married a Thai lady too. As I turn 50 next year I am considering to retire in Thailand too.
    I have a question, why did you leave the condo in BKK? The 35 K condo looked perfect to me. Is it a money thing or just fat up with BKK?

    1. Hi Erik, Not a money thing my friend. I just didn’t want to deal with the traffic and pollution anymore. My plan is to travel throughout Thailand and where I am currently located it is a good hub and easy to get in and out. Stay safe! All the best!

  6. That looks like a very nice place. My wife is Thai and we live in Virginia and own our home (no mortgage), but still have to pay $300/mo for taxes and insurance. Lots of space for gardens, flowers, fish ponds, mowing grass, and projects. Thanks for the video.

    1. @John S As long as he works hard and is a good role model in life, I will be very happy. Nothing wrong with the Navy brother but I served in the US Army. Here is a link to a video that I posted, where I talk a little about my life history. Stay safe! All the best!

  7. Looks good. I’m looking around for someplace in Thailand. I was actually considering around Hua Hin, whenever we can make it through this virus thing. You said there’s a gym nearby. What’s the name? Is it OK?

    1. Thank you my friend. Due to the virus, everything is basically closed so I haven’t made it to see the gym yet. For now, I just work out at home. Stay safe! All the best!

  8. Thanks for the moped ride, I haven’t been out for weeks here in the UK ( apart from taking the dog out ) .It looks like nice place to live and a very good price on the cottage. πŸ‘Œ How far are you from Hua Hin ?

  9. Thanks Joe…. we really enjoy your videos! My wife is from Bangkok and still has family and friends there, but we are more comfortable in a quiet setting like Prachuap… and it surely is beautiful; we look forward to visiting soon…. how far are you (North or South) from Wing 5, and Ao Manoa? Thank you and hope you and Gift stay safe! Karl from Massachusetts, USA

  10. I like this channel because it’s very calm and relaxing to watch and Joe seems a very nice guy . Good quality video as well . My new favorite channel .

  11. I found Prachuap to be one of the more boring places of Thailand. If you’re into a quiet and slow beach life, this is a good place to kick back. You can get anywhere from here via train and of course you are closer to the southern islands. Instead of all those bottles, I would have bought a counter top water filtration system for around 800 Baht since you’re staying there longer. It looks like a nice set up for the two of you, especially at this time, enjoy.

  12. all you need for sure – why did you make the change from bkk. I would only be in bkk for work otherwise so many more nicer places to be in thailand then the hustle of bkk

  13. Awesome Video Joe! Me, I am doing the same thing minus the Vlog lol, a little farther north in Ratchaburi. Love it here man, love it there too though, lol. Hope you stay safe, healthy and happy and all your dreams come true!

  14. that place looks great! a bit small but it’s got everything you need and forces you to keep it simple! I’d rather be hunkering down there, versus being in the USA!

  15. Nothing wrong with a Thai-style bathroom. Thai people use them all the time πŸ˜‰

    You picked one of the best spots in Thailand, my friend, at least the best I ever found. Stay well, and enjoy it for many years to come. Chokdee.

  16. Lol dude.$186.00 a month????? And that close to the beach! Your leaving the jealous man.hkw long a lease did you get to have that price? Is that a special deal you got or can you find deals like this more or less around the town? Also….what visa are you on?

    1. I’m told that this has been the price for a few years now my friend. There are vacancies around town ranging from 5,000 Thai baht and up. I found mine through word of mouth. Stay safe! All the best!

  17. Hey Joe I’m here in lock down here in looking forward seeing more content from you. Me and my Thai wife like your new place great area

    1. Thank you so much my friend. Hopefully things will get better soon and we can all get back to living our normal lives! Stay safe! All the best!

  18. Interesting video. I’ve traveled frequently to Phuket, Patts, and Bangkok. Had to look this place up on google. Looks lovely. I can tell it’s pretty quiet, but is there any nightlife under normal circumstances? Any places where a nice fellow can meet some nice local ladies? I might just have to give it a visit. Also, do you see any sailing happening there? Nearby marinas where one could rent a sailboat?

    1. Thank you my friend. I don’t know anything about the night life and since the virus, pretty much everything is shut down. When I first visited here I did see a few sail boats but since moving here, I haven’t seen any, again it can be because of the current situation. Once things get back to normal, I will try to post some more videos on this location and what it has to offer. Stay safe! All the best!

  19. Looks great Joe…I would love to move there from Florida USA…I’m still confused about how long I can stay. Visa ? Thanx for your input. Jim Roberts.

  20. What’s your thoughts about renting near the icon mall on the other side of the river? Is that a decent area? I would like something with a view of the river.

  21. Joe I still Think You Can Get Most Things on Lazada Free Delivery Online with lots of Choices Micro waves etc ? Good to see You Settle Down with Your Lovely Gift Your Work paid off on the New Place 10/10 bro

    1. Thank you for the suggestion my friend. We recently started buying things on Lazada. We purchased a grill, car cover, washing machine cover, face mask, face shields and gloves. Stay safe! All the best!

  22. pros with Corona virus:Thai baht will sink all the way down to $1=40 …earth can breath again..Corona is here to stay for the next 18 months and each day will become worse./.British PM is in intensive care and some say, he is already gone and I liked him a lot.Japan just announced state of emergency as of April 7and the story continues.

  23. So nice bro u let my memorus back
    God blees u and always take care 🌹🌹 i hope soon be there my bro

  24. I like your vehicle. Can you tell us about it in terms of price, registration, difficulty in acquiring it and so forth? Thank so much. Really enjoying your videos!!

    1. In order to buy a car as a foreigner, you first have to go to Thai Immigration and get a certificate, allowing you to purchase a car, it can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks to be mailed to you. I paid cash for my car which included 2 years insurance, tax title and tags in the price. The dealership pretty much takes care of everything (documentation) for you when purchasing a new car. Stay safe! All the best!

  25. Hi Joe…
    So seeing that you are doing quite a bit to upgrade the place that you are renting, how long have you signed up for and is the expense of the work down to you?
    Great channel and always enjoy your content.

    1. The work I am doing cost about $500-$600. The furniture is mine and I will take it with me when I move. I have a one year lease and the work that I am having done, I’m paying for. Thank you for your kind words about my channel. Stay safe! All the best!

  26. +Foreigner Joe Pro tip: get a water filter. You can buy a very decent Korean model for $30-40. The water will taste better than the bottled stuff, and will be cleaner/purer.

  27. I’m kinda shocked by all the money you are bleeding this year. Pajero, Furniture, Top end computers and drones, all the toys. WOW a lot of cash. You must have a great pension.

    1. @Richard Howe Unfortunately, that has happened to a lot of people my friend. If you can sit it out, I believe that the stock market will return. Luckily for me, I had all my money sitting in a safe fund. Here is a link to video that I posted talking about living a modest lifestyle in Thailand You will still have to meet the financial requirement as outlined by Thai Immigration in order to retire here in Thailand. You can get that information from the official Thai Immigration website. Stay safe! All the best!

    2. @Richard Howe I do not disclose personal information like that my friend. Let’s just say that with my savings and pension it affords me the lifestyle that I live. Stay safe! All the best!

    3. I’m not rich my friend. I do have a good pension. When I retired, I sold everything including my car which gave me some more money. Stay safe! All the best!

  28. I love your content, Joe, and what a beautiful place! I’m retired in Bangkok right now, but I’ll be looking at options once Covid19 is over and done with. Do you have any recommendations for realtors or condo searches down there? Stay safe and healthy my friend!

    1. Thank you so much my friend. I found that the best way to find places in this location is to come visit for a few days and look around. When I searched on line there was little to no info. I found mine through word of mouth. Once the virus is under control, I plan on showing some vacancies in this location. Stay safe! All the best!

    1. I’m originally from Hoboken NJ my friend but I lived and worked in Germany and Italy for 30 plus years, as an employee in a leadership position, with an agency within the Department of Defense. Stay safe! All the best!

  29. Thanks 😊.. looks great to me πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸΊπŸ»πŸ˜€ just subscribed again..I have three fones,two for my part time job and I subscribed on two..I will get you on the other one also..I really enjoy when you tell how much things cost to live there..thanks again πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ»πŸ» 🍺🍹😁😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷

  30. I applaud your effort Joe my first viewing of your vids my gripe is this people dont want to see your bike its taking 3/4 qtrs of the screen up cam a little higher matey would give us a view what you see

    1. Thank you my friend. After uploading the footage I realized that the camera needs to be positioned higher. Next time. Stay safe! All the best!

    1. @Foreigner Joe Thank you brother- You’ve put Thailand on my to do list !, Im due to retire from the FD (CT) in 2 years, look forward to buting you a beer, stay safe my friend, things are a bit dicey.

    2. There are many low profile foreigners that life here my friend and many restaurants with foreign owners. You will do fine. Stay safe! All the best!

  31. Hey Joe.. nice digs… I’m curious as to the arrangement you made with the landlord to allow you to make improvements to his cottage. How did you negotiate this arrangement? What are your lease terms? Did you do this because you know that you will be staying there longterm? How much is it costing you? Will you be leaving the furniture in the cottage when you move out… or taking it with you?

    1. The landlord agreed that I can use my own furniture from the very beginning and the furniture will go with me when I move. I am on a one year lease. Cost for the upgrades were between $500-$600 USD and I paid for them out of pocket my friend. stay safe! All the best!

    2. btw.. the reason I’m asking is because I was considering doing the same thing… find a place in a location that I want… that has the monthly price that I want… and then make improvements to the property so that it suits my style of living.

  32. You got your work cut out for you, trying to make PKK municipality interesting, for more than 2 days.
    Self entertainment being the key to smiles.

    1. Prachuap is a hub for me to travel in an out of my friend. Once things are back to normal, I will continue with my plans, traveling and vlogging about Thailand. There will also be many things for me to vlog about Prachuap as well, stay tuned. Stay safe! All the best!

  33. Just found your channel.. binge watching your videos, we all have a lot of time during this stay at home period right? Even in San Diego California.
    Question.. I lived a short time in Jomtien beach but all the golf courses around Pattaya have high tourist prices. I see you have a golf course there called Ao Ma Nao.. but I CAN’T find the prices for 18 holes? Any chance you play golf? Any chance you’ll want to do a quick Golf course review??
    I’m a young 53, recently retired Navy with a teeny tiny pension.. cheap golf would be a big draw for me to live in a more rural place. I ENJOY your laid back and positive attitude.. Curt in San Diego

    1. Thank you πŸ™ for your service brother. While I don’t play golf yet, Lol πŸ˜‚ once the restrictions are lifted, I will do a review of the golf course. Stay safe! All the best!

  34. Good video and I like Thai Style 🚽 cause after I finish do my business I just sprayed my butt I visited my mother-in-law twice in Bangkok πŸ‘βœŒπŸ½

  35. I really like your Videos. They are nice to watch while being in isolation and help to shorten the time until my next vacation in Thailand.

    1. Thank you my friend. Our cottage came furnished but we wanted to use our own furniture. Prices vary but in this location, I would say anywhere between 6,000 and 12,000 Thai baht $180 – $360 USD. Stay safe! All the best!

  36. What was it like riding on the “wrong” side of the road. I would have such a hard time knowing when to turn but have my motorcycle license in the US for an international DL. I see you are a veteran, possibly with a disabled status with the VA. If so, so do I. How does that work in Thailand if you are? With my 70% rating, I’ve wanted to move there for 4 years and can do it 6 months out of the year with ease. I’m most worried about my dogs and the soi dogs that could attack them on walks. I’ve been to TL 5 times……It’s been calling me for 8 years which is why I started going. I have a lady friend in Udan Thani that is a wonderful lady and a school teacher. Great to learn Thai and I’ve been to her school and taught the kids some English. The school welcomed me with a big party and meal. So common in all of Thailand.

    1. @Foreigner Joe Good idea on the stun gun. Very cool on your retirement. I’ll check on the VA but with my desire to live there 6 months at a time it works out. We have to check in once a year to maintain Vet Health but my $1700 benefits are for life. I’m 50 and at 63 with SS I’ll be golden. My Dad worked for the DOD and I did 2, 8 month tours downrange doing PSD work as a contractor for the DOD as well. You might know of Triple Canopy. It seemed to fit with my MOS of doing Embassy Duty in the Marines. Couldn’t pass up the $. My first trip was with some buddies after our tour. I don’t want to tell you how much I blew in a month. The villa and boat on Phuket were fun times and like many I got hooked. I have a great lady friend that’s a school teacher. Would love to spend time with her. Her brother is a cop so it’s a good person to know. Take it easy. Chok Dee khap.

    2. Thank you for your Service brother. I am a veteran but not disabled. I retired from an Agency within the Department of Defense and my military time ‘Military Deposit” counted towards my pension. I recommend you call the VA administration and ask them about your benefits while living in Thailand. As for the soi dogs, I carry a stun gun, if they start bothering me I just activate it because they are afraid of the noise. However, I would never use it own them, its only to scare them. Stay safe! All the best!

    1. No, especially now days when everything is closed my friend. Once things return to normal, we may go there for the mall every now and then. Stay safe! All the best!

    1. The decision to make the upgrades was mine, so no my friend. It cost me between $500 and $600, small price to pay for comfort. The furniture we will take with us when we move. Stay safe! All the best!

  37. I really injoyed this vlog..i subscribed …i did have a question…is the electricity included???.how did you find the cottage…thank you again..kathleen…stay healthy and safe…much love

    1. @Foreigner Joe thank you for your reply….im hoping i get to travel in the future…i still have surgeries ahead so not to near future…but in the future lol …thank you again..much love…kathleen from the desert in California

    2. Thank you πŸ™ so much my friend, greatly appreciated. We traveled to Prachuap several times and established some good relationships with the locals and made new friends. We found our cottage through word of mouth. Stay safe! All the best!

  38. Joe, greetings from Camp Humphreys South Korea! Love the videos and following your adventures. This new house looks great and that area really looks wonderful. Fingers crossed this funky world situation works itself out sooner than later and you can get back to doing all the things you & Gift love to do. Be safe out there, and thanks for doing what you do – these vlogs are a fun break from the day to day grind! =)

  39. If you have to self-isolate Joe I think you’ve picked a very good spot to do it. πŸ™‚ That’s a nice cottage and very cheap. Hope you and Gift are doing well. Stay safe there mate.

  40. MUCH better place to live instead of a highrise in Bangkok. You guys are all squared away. Your cottage is superb! Back to Issan May 5th (if they let me in!) Take care guys!

  41. stumbled upon this today. great work. camera work is fantastic as well. stay safe. I’ve lived in CM off and on for 30 years. reminds me of Kantang where the boat heads off to KohMook.

    1. I’m renting my friend. We moved out of Bangkok because we like to travel and Prachuap Khiri Khan makes a nice hub to travel from, in addition the much better air quality. Stay safe! All the best!

  42. Joe living the life why can’t you be like us Joe all of us High mortgages car payments girls Girlfriends that want this they want that they want this they want that why do you got to be that way you’re the smart one buddy gym bag shoes shorts t-shirt and a hat and a nice girlfriend no mortgage no car no headaches…

  43. Joe, I’m new to your channel. Did you move out of Bangkok or just bought a second home? If so, why? This is until I can catch up on old videos.

  44. Great Video. Can’t wait for the follow-ups from that beautiful area. My wife and I are retiring to Thailand next year. Keep up the good ‘work’

  45. Hey Joe and Gift, I have never reached out to say anything, but I have been around for a long time. Really glad to see you doing your own thing; love the new place and can’t wait to see how things are when they lift the pandemic. I was ready to go to Thailand for good just before the international flights were banned here in LA. Gave up my condo and all of my things and bam !!, refund on my ticket and now I am waiting in a Airbnb until I can go. I retired early if you call 60 early; and after several visits to Thailand and many friends there ; I knew that I would be back. I have been the benefactor of a now restaurant in northern Thailand for a few years and will probably be in Maha province, but will be looking for a more permanent place as well after my first year. We have to hookup…, I use to follow your buddy and Paige until the Confederate flag comment ; there was a few things, but that one took the cake and hit me in the face. I worked with the Singha family for a while and will be doing business with them when I get there so get ready for some fun times…; the name is Kevin; talk again soon and stay safe both of you.

    1. Thank you πŸ™ for following me on my journey my friend. Congratulations on your retirement Sorry to hear about your delays in travel here. Stay safe! All the best!

  46. Then I need to catch up on your channel Joe! I been to Thailand and want to retire there soon. I hope we can catch a beer when I visit next year.

  47. Hi Joe, New to your channel , I hope this question has not been asked too much. What kind of bike is that you are on I see it’s a Honda. Is it a semi auto? no clutch just shift? What size motor? it seems to carry the two of you really well. Nice video thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you πŸ™ for joining me on my journey my friend. It is a Honda Wave 125i. You are correct semi auto, no clutch just shift 4 speed. I will be post my next video showing it, with additional info. Stay safe! All the best!

  48. Thanks for the look around joe the town looks bigger than I thought it’d be been to Hua Hin a couple of times but never got down to Prachuap enjoy your exploration of the surrounds
    Dino Bill.

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