At Earth Home, we have about sixty kinds of fruit, vegetables, and herbs growing at any given time, raise geese and eight kinds of fish, compost our own fertilizer, and collect wild mushrooms, honey, and bamboo from the jungle – all organically. Our neighbors grow dozens of...Read More
We eat really well at Earth Home. All of our vegetables and herbs, nearly all of our fruit, and a lot of our animal proteins are grown organically on the premises. Any time you visit, you’ll savor the flavors and health benefits of a super-fresh organic diet. You can also...Read More
While at Earth Home, you’ll appreciate the virtues of our adobe (earthen brick) cottages. They’re cool in the daytime and warm at night, and decorated in warm pastel stuccoes. Even better, they’re built almost entirely of natural materials and, if you build them yourself,...Read More
Chiang Mai is a mountainous province in the north of Thailand, with a rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. This page lists some of the attractions in and around Baan Mae Jo, in descending order of proximity. The first few are within walking distance; if you’d...Read More
What is Skill Sharing? Skill Sharing is at the heart of what we’re trying to do at Earth Home. The concept is unusual at first glance, but simple in practice: - participating villagers (about twenty-five people as of 2012) teach their area of expertise to interested guests -...Read More
Learn organic gardening, adobe building, Thai cooking and more... or just relax and enjoy!
Earth Home is a refuge for learning about, practicing, and enjoying wholesome and sustainable living. Tucked in a valley among the forested mountains of rural Chiang Mai, Thailand, at the end of a scenic road winding through orchards and verdant rice fields, the air is clean and the water pristine. While here, you can go trekking in the jungle, swimming or fishing in the lake, or picnicking at the waterfall.
Earth Home has its roots in Baan Mae Jo Baan Din, an adobe cottage and organic garden homestay founded by Thongbai Leknamnarong in 2007. Thongbai is a native of Baan Mae Jo, an ardent believer in and proponent of organic, sustainable living, and a gently fierce defender of her region’s traditional culture. Earth Home aims to promote these things, while also providing work and educational opportunities to the residents of Baan Mae Jo.
There are several accommodation options in Baan Mae Jo. At Earth Home you can stay in private adobe cottages, a larger adobe guest house with five separate rooms, or a quaint bamboo bungalow. Included are three tasty meals each day with organic veggies fresh from the garden, drinking water, tea, coffee, and snacks. Also included is the option of participation in any workshops or other activities with available spots.