My name is Kleaw and my family and I own this land, creating a natural building project using resources from our local Thai community. We are located near Baan Tin That village (5 km away from Pai in the direction of Chiang Mai, Thailand).
We teach people to build with local and eco-friendly materials in the form of earth brick, earth bag, cobb, and preserved bamboo. Our goal is to share our knowledge and create awareness. So that together we can change the current idea of non eco-friendly and expensive ways of construction. Our dream is to have 10 small unique natural buildings on the surrounding property which provides as much organic food and sustainable life as possible.
We would love to have people come over and share sustainable experiences with each other. We love to collaborate new ideas and creative minds to make mud art sculptures, beautiful buildings, and gardens. You do not need to have many skills to apply and only an open heart and positive attitude. We are an intential community and want to keep a quiet relaxing presence with a supportive atmosphere so you can absorb the magic of Northern Thailand.
***Please only apply if you are ready to live a simple and healthy lifestyle in a small community. We are looking for people who want to live in an intentional way with the earth, respectful to everyone, and are open to learning new skills. Anyone who is accepted to join this community will undergo a trial period of 3 days and we will decide if it is a good fit.***
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
-They going to stay near a small local village that still is similar to how people lived long ago in Pai.
-They will see how local people farm and the way they live in harmony with nature.
-They will learn about natural building (earth brick, earth bag, treated bamboo, and making eco-friendly foundations).
-They will learn about the local materials for their suitability in a natural building.
-They will get to know new people from all over the world and make new friends.
-They will have plenty of free time to explore the Pai valley.
Volunteer here in natural building & Living in Pai!
As a volunteer, you'll receive a unique hands-on learning experience on a wide range of projects, such as:
-Planting trees/Cutting trees (Teak wood,Bamboo) for building
-Planting fruits, herbs, vegetables in season
-Working with hand-tools to build houses and furniture using locally-sourced wood, bamboo, earth, and other recyclables
-Living Healthy and Environmentally Friendly
-Routine work taking care of the tools, making earth bricks, water the plants, help to cook & prepare food, clean up the public space, checking guests in and making sure they are comfortable, and help with taking care of the dogs (there are 4!)
*️️️We ask for about 20 hours of work/week, some weeks there might be more and others less, it all depends on the work needed.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
What We Provide
- A place to sleep.
-A tree-house bungalow for 1 person with all the sleeping arrangements (bed, sheets, pillow, mosquito net, etc.)
-A mostly private bathroom with hot water shower (to be shared with host but not guests)
-Outdoor big bamboo kitchen complete with a refrigerator & stove, cooking utensils, drinking water and a cob pizza oven
-If you prefer to sleep in a tent, there's plenty of good camping spots scattered around the farm and big trees for hanging a hammock .
-Organic soap ,shampoo , hand wash
-Quiet peaceful place with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains, access to traditional Thai lifestyle, and the music of nature!
-Please note, I ask for 100 baht (about 3.17 USD) per day for a home cooked, locally sourced meal and seasonal fruit for snacking.
After building my house I just couldn’t believe that I actually did it. I built my dream house with my own bare hands, and every day when I woke up I felt great about it. I then decided I wanted to help other people make their dream houses as well. That’s when I began building an education center in natural building and living. After 2 years I am ready to show people how to build in a natural and cost friendly way!
Pai in the Mae Hong Son province has become increasingly popular among tourists over the last 10 years, however it still remains a unique place for people who love nature.
Pai is a small valley about 6 x 30 km across surrounded by hundreds of kilometers of mountains.
There are many waterfalls, hot springs, viewpoints, and canyons. Also a beautiful cave an hour drive away from Pai next to the village Bann tin that. Pai is known as a hippy place for its chill atmosphere, music, and art, and there are plenty of things to do at night too!
How to get to us!
Minivan from Chiang Mai to Pai
The minivan from Chiang Mai to Pai can be bought in Chiang Mai at the Arcade Bus Station.
It costs 150 bath per person and the drive takes about 3 hours. It’s an extremely curvy road through the mountains so for anyone who gets car sick, it’s advised to buy motion sickness pills at a 7/11.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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