Come on Thailand, even when we have a decent job and a proper house to stay in, the official residential address for us is the office (work permit address = residential address = WTF?). Who eats, shits and sleeps in the office for crying out loud! We can’t even get our names into that mysterious household blue book of yours. (Having a name registered in there is a prerequisite for some other financial related businesses).
The question…. so how do we buy a house you wonder? We have to buy in our spouse’s name (mandatory to be opposite sex I guess, and cannot be animal). And we are made to sit and wait in the ridiculously chaotic land department office that you have never thought of improving for decades. The legroom between the rows of chairs was less spacious then that I had on AirAsia. And during the signing procedure, all documents were in Thai. The only word said to me by the staff was “You sign this document you know house and property is belong your wife. You pay. You no to own the house, everything belong wife”.