My wife and I would like to find a house in or around Chaing Mai. We would like to be in a safe, comfortable neighborhood with shopping and restaurants near by. We are looking for a 2 to 3 bedroom house with a pool, large yard, western kitchen, and western bathrooms. My question... What areas of town should I be looking? Also since we have family in the states, we would be want to spend half of our time in the US. How safe is it to leave a house unoccupied for several months at a time? How hard would it be to share one house with another family? Does anyone know of someone with type of arrangement?