×
Interested in our Partner Program for businesses or our Local Guide Program for experienced expats and digital nomads? Click here to learn more.
Real Estate in Laos | Expat Exchange
Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In
The Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, Laos

Real Estate in Laos

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 10, 2024

Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Laos should start by researching the local real estate market. It is important to understand the local laws and regulations regarding foreign ownership of property in Laos. Expats should also consider their budget and the type of amenities they are looking for in a home. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Laos, but there are certain restrictions. For example, foreigners are not allowed to own land, but they can own buildings and apartments. Additionally, foreigners must obtain permission from the government before purchasing a property. Homes in Laos typically include basic amenities such as running water, electricity, and internet access. Some homes may also include air conditioning, a swimming pool, or other luxury amenities. Expats should research the local market to find out what amenities are available in their desired area.

GeoBlue
GeoBlue
GeoBlue
GeoBlue

How do I find a place to live in Laos?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Laos can be a challenge, but there are a few options available. One option is to look for rental properties online, such as through websites like Lao Property Finder or Lao Real Estate. Additionally, you can look for rental properties in newspapers or through local real estate agents. You can also look for shared housing options, such as through websites like Lao Room Finder or Lao Home Share. Finally, you can also look for homestays or guesthouses, which are often available in rural areas," said one person in Laos.

Answer this Question

Traveling MailboxTraveling Mailbox
Connect

Traveling Mailbox serves thousands of travelers, expats, digital nomads, businesses, individuals and others in over 47 Countries by scanning their postal mail so they can view it online anywhere in the world. They provide customer service 7 days a week so if you need assistance, it is just a phone call away. Traveling Mailbox works with Evernote, Bill.com and Dropbox. And, there are Traveling Mailbox apps available for iOS and Android devices.

Click connect to have our partner contact you via e-mail and/or phone.

Traveling MailboxTraveling Mailbox

Traveling Mailbox serves thousands of travelers, expats, digital nomads, businesses, individuals and others in over 47 Countries by scanning their postal mail so they can view it online anywhere in the world. They provide customer service 7 days a week so if you need assistance, it is just a phone call away. Traveling Mailbox works with Evernote, Bill.com and Dropbox. And, there are Traveling Mailbox apps available for iOS and Android devices.
Connect

Click connect to have our partner contact you via e-mail and/or phone.

What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Laos?

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

The Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, Laos

William Russell
William Russell

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
Get Quote

William RussellWilliam Russell

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
Get Quote

Contribute to Laos Network Contribute
Help others in Laos by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Laos.

GeoBlue
GeoBlue

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal Partners & Local Guides