Our Humble Abode in Chiang Mai, Thailand


November 29, 2013

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Once was a traditional rice barn is now converted into beautiful and cozy teak-wood home.

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Our sunny living room under our bedrooom is outdoors.

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I can just sit here all day and sip hot tea.

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Looking out from our living room into the garden

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Entrance to our Thai style kitchen.

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I make Aaron eat fruit every now and then 😉

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Upstairs balcony to our bedroom has been one of my favorite reading spots.

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Big windows on every side of the wall makes for a sunny sanctuary.

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Wooden beams and Aaron’s office haha!

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Garden spot covered in exotic blooms.

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Ample space and fresh air.

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Looking into the fish pond

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This tree has been bearing the sweetest berries!

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Yesterday, me and Aaron signed on to a new apartment in downtown Chiang Mai a bit closer to all the action and completely opposite of our zen oasis we currently call home. Change is inevitable and over time I’ve come to embrace it and often times, crave it. Before we pack our bags and bid our current home away from home farewell, I wanted to do a proper home gratitude post. It has showered us with fruits from the garden, woke us up to bird songs, led us to ample spaces for reflection, and even came with a stylish landlord and her super chubby golden retriever.

My landlord has put in lots of TLC to turn an acre lot to run it into this sunny sanctuary full of plant life and koi ponds. If you haven’t already guessed she is a yogi and an artist with a keen sense on traditional Thai homes. She converted old rice barns into cozy cottages that rose like tree-houses and sewed many of the intricate bedding herself. Interiors are all teak wood and packed with character, each home on the compound is as photogenic as the next.

What we love about it, it’s nestled by the mountains of Chiang Mai, surrounded by rice fields and handicraft villages. We found ourselves never wanting to leave the compound! So, as our lease comes to an end we decided to seek for the exact opposite. We’re trading in the long motorbike rides through the country for quick walks to town surrounded by pedestrians, and the handicraft villages for the buzzing night markets.

We will miss our humble abode, and will spend every minute we can soaking it all in!  We’re excited for our next spot and a new chapter here in Thailand.

If you’re interested in staying here check out her website: Ricebarn Thailand and tell Pranchlee we said hello!




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