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HOME IS OPEN TO THE VEGAN Travellers & their families – yes we
are child friendly.
pcw-malandlee (at) iinet (dot) net (dot) au - You know where to put
the @ and the dots – don't you?
for the convoluted email protocol - the people that trawl for email
addresses are to blame.
email for availability*****
are here to cater for those that are vegans and to a lesser extent
are those Vegans/vegetarians that wish to experience what living in a
traditional Thai village is like, to this end we have a VEGAN
village would be very, VERY boring for those that like cities,
nightlife, restaurants, clubs, pubs, bars, etc.. We are MANY
"kilometres" from "anywhere" that may have a
“western” equivalent of “nightlife”. PLUS, we don’t drink
alcohol, or smoke cigarettes (Smoking
outside OK, Drinking alcohol perfectly fine). BOTTOM
you love to party, it is almost certain this
place is not for you! We
want you to be happy,
therefore, you would be MUCH better
seeking a more compatible homestay option.
WHY WOULD YOU STAY HERE??
PEOPLE WE MEET ARE “TRAVELLERS” NOT TOURISTS.
want to experience the “genuine” day to day life of ordinary
people, real life events in those places they travel to. Our village
is fashioned after most Northern “Lana” Villages, WAY different
than Issan villages or villages in the south of Thailand. In this
village, our neighbours are “Yong” people, some are ethnic Thai
and there is a sprinkling of other tribes. The 7 major hill tribes
within Thailand are the Akha, Lahu, Karen, Hmong/Miao, Mien/Yao,
Lisu, Palaung each with a distinct language and culture.
live in a harmonious society, theft is unknown to us and many
villagers say it does not exist for them also. It is quiet, no
barking dogs, but roosters in the early morning and a chorus of
wildlife. There always seems to be an “event” or a celebration of
some type. The Monks are traditional and walk past our home every
second morning, except Buddhist day, an ancient tradition. Village
Markets and The HUGE Lamphun Friday night market(s) are fun, often
with Thai Style Buskers and street theatre, school shows, street food
(Even vegans can find something :-)) etc, etc.. We often shop at the
fruit and vegetable market, it has a HUGE variety of fruit &
veggies. There is history here, museums, temples and so much more…
it is not designed with tourists in mind, it is Thailand, the way the
Thais like it :-)
Preference is for two people but it can be up to three, with
sufficient notice. We only have a small home, so there is not much
room. If we put three beds in your room, they “Just Fit” there is
little space, beyond that. PLEASE NOTE THIS WHEN ASKING.
We ask that you help with cooking (assuming you can), washing
dishes, cleaning up around the house, nothing out of the ordinary,
just share the workload.
“request” you spend some time with us, talking and sharing
stories about your homeland, culture, travels, etc.. Once again, "We
commit to offering a safe respectful home to all our guests,
families, singles and couples" AND children accompanied by
their Parent/guardian(s). Children under 18 must have a
parent/guardian OR we MUST be able to have a lengthy conversation
and a reliable contact method, AT ALL TIMES. We prefer not to have
this situation, but, if Mum & Dad want a night out, we can (and
“home cooked- THAI STYLE” meals per day; Breakfast & Dinner
INCLUDED. (NO discounts for meals you choose not to eat).
bake our own bread(s) We will bake no more than two 1.2 Kilogram
loaves of Wholegrain Or Light Rye bread (White on request) PER WEEK.
The ingredient costs prohibit further baking.
EXTRA COST: We will bake a loaf (1.2 KG) Wholemeal, Light Rye,
Multi-grain, 50/50 wholegrain OR white @$5.00 per loaf. We use the
finest ingredients, Australian Flour(s) French Yeast, Rock Salt,
Dark minimally processed, cane sugar, extra virgin olive oil –
plus various quality spices. We have never baked sweet-bread.
Drinking water. Harvested from the village “drinking water”
dispenser OR village water merchant. INCLUDED
feed the Monks as they walk past our home every second morning,
except Buddhist days. You are free to join us in this ancient
tradition. (We supply the rice) INCLUDED
washing machine available. INCLUDED. Washing/powder liquid.
24/7 internet. INCLUDED
have two Bicycles, you can use for FREE. Helmets are also available
FREE also. INCLUDED
can accompany us on any of our “random” shopping trips, INCLUDED
are a low
participation means you are expected to chip in with the chores,
washing dishes, chopping veggies, sweeping, cleaning etc.
It is not possible to pack this experience with so much value,
without your help. After
all, a Person
paying LESS THAN $US22.00 per day – we are clearly not trying to
own LOCKABLE bedroom, with two single beds and a clothes rack. Full
insect screening and curtains, makes this a cosy private hideaway.
Dec to Feb can get cold at times, particularly January, your beds
have blankets – you will find the home does not need heating.
day (About $US21.50) PER
your own lockable private bedroom. Plus extra people as bellow.
28.50) per day for a Single
Person.(Occupying the room ALONE)
Child under 3 FREE
Child 12 -18 ฿350
families, please email – we are VERY family friendly.
you want to stay, please email us with your FIRM
is NOT INCLUDED:
local vegan restaurants, in our location there are 5 “Non Tourist”
restaurants around us, absolutely authentic Thai food. ฿150
round trip (Per Car) to
any of these restaurants. You pay for your own meals – expect
meals from around 25 Baht upwards. All venues we take you to, offer
free drinking water.
is different, some want to chill out at home, sit read a book, surf
the net, take a walk etc.. Lunch can be purchased for a fixed price
of 70Baht (About $US2.00) per person.
liquid/powder is B10 ($US30 cents) It is organic, safe for septic's
and safe for our soil. Cost recovery only.
own purchases at markets & other venues – not included.
to any venue not listed above, fuel & time cost.
TOURS, etc.. In this area we can be proactive. If there is a venue
you have heard of or want to go to, we can be your chauffeur.
local markets, including the HUGE Lamphun Friday night market. (If
you are here on this day) $US7.00 per car,. Note: It is an outside
market. When it is raining, it is hardly worth going to.
day trip (about 200 kilometres, round trip) to a village that is
ENTIRELY Vegan. (Fascinating)
car, not per person)
Temple Tour $7.00 (Per car, not per person) Lunch not included.
Monk Temple (Ancient Tradition) (70 kilometre round trip) $12.00 Per
society (Chiang Mai) $US7.00, per car, round trip. “Brunch only”
– it closes at 2pm (14.00hrs).
or Saturday local Thai style market $7.00
car, not per person) Lunch not included.
Market & Khun Churn VEGAN/vegetarian buffet restaurant,
including transport to and from (Approx 120 kilometres, round trip)
includes buffet meal.
Suthep Temple and Meo (Hmong people)
(approx 150 kilometres round trip) $15.00 per person. Lunch not
UP: (Prices are per
per person) 3 persons max.
NOTE: Large amounts of luggage and 3
adults could present a
Railway station - (20
car EACH WAY
Mai Railway Station (40
per car. EACH WAY
Mai Airport (40
per car. EACH WAY
have no other pick up points,
over 50 visitors has taught us that we cannot find guest houses, we
definitely cannot pick up from the street.
So we ask you to make your way to the railway station (Preferred) OR
if you are arriving by aeroplane we can pick you up from the OUTSIDE
Area” of the international
We are NOT allowed into the airport any more, so the designated
“Meeting Point” is a misnomer. Note
It is about 100 metre walk from DOMESTIC arrivals to the
outside smoking area.
OFF AT THE END OF YOUR STAY.
we do not have a “back to Back” booking,
SO, we can drop you
a location of your choice – we cannot price every possibility,
just let us know where you want to go. Some examples
to The “friendship bridge” for your crossing to Laos $US200.
(About 630 kilometres) To Mae Sai, or Mae Sot for your trip to
Costs are PER CAR not per person.
If we do have a back to back booking, we will drop you at one of the
three “Pick Up Points” (of your choice) on these pages. Clear?
If not please talk to us.
HOME, PROPERTY and VILLAGE LIFE
home we live in is “Thai Style” and about 20 years old.
INSIDE: It consists of Lounge room, Two bedrooms, separate
shower AND the all important, sit down toilet. OUTSIDE: Like the
vast majority of Thai homes, it has a “Thai style” outside
kitchen and outside sitting area. We will do our best to make you
comfortable, but, please
do not expect western comforts, because there are none
occasionally the electricity goes out, sometimes the water is cut
off, the Internet goes down, etc.. It is a typical “Lana”
style northern village.
is Thai and Mal is an Australian.
More about us can be seen on our private, non commercial website,
which can be found here: http://www.pcw.iinet.net.au We
are non smokers and non drinkers (of alcohol), but, not wowser's, if
you need to smoke, there are VERY nice places to sit in the garden,
around the house. If
you want to drink alcohol, we do not mind one little bit :-)
ONE IS ABSOLUTELY NOT NEGOTIABLE
drugs are used in this home, legal or otherwise. (we
neither drink alcohol nor smoke tobacco, but
you may smoke outside if
you wish). However, if you need to
use illegal drugs, or you are abusing prescription drugs, we have no
capacity to cope with your addictions – we wish you well in
drinking of alcohol is absolutely, perfectly fine. (BYO)
Regards - Mal and Lee ░▒▓
Chiang Mai, Vegetarian Chiang Mai, Mal & Lee, Homestay Chiang
Mai, Homestay, Lamphun Homestay, Chiang Mai Homestay.