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March 6, 2018 | Last Modified: 2018

Travel Experience

Lamai Homestay is situated in Ko Pet, a rice village in the heart of rural Isan. We built it ourselves – with help from the local villagers. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens growing bananas, papaya, mango and custard apple. There is a cool, shady barbecue and eating area in the garden and a splashpool nearby to rest tired feet. Khopet Village is a genuine, totally original, unspoilt environment where you can experience a wonderfully relaxed Thai lifestyle. You will instantly be welcomed and invited to participate in, or simply enjoy watching every-day life going on around you. It is not a commercial village at all. It is a working rural village where real life goes on with or without tourists.

Responsibility

We constantly strive to protect and re-generate the indigenous flora and fauna in the development of the homestay garden and the village canal-bank organic gardens. We plant trees and shrubs to encourage birds to nest, lizards, reptiles, beetles, butterflies etc. to find shelter. We encourage local children to respect wildlife and to protect birds’ nests etc. They are advised not to keep any wildlife in captivity. We ensure that our visitors receive the relevant information to help them to respect local cultures, – the Isan traditions, their religion and heritage. Buddhist customs and traditions are explained and visits to village homes and Buddhist and Hindu temples are accompanied by Lamai at all times.

Business Case

We are constantly looking for new ways to benefit the local communities. All food is sourced locally, all craft demonstrations and activities involve the village inhabitants, and all visitors are encouraged to buy gifts made in the local community. We employ local people to demonstrate crafts, – silk-making, basket-weaving, mat-making, food-foraging etc. on a rotating basis so that everyone can benefit financially. Many of these people will be female – mothers with small children, pregnant women, elderly or disabled women – those who are unable to work in the rice fields. They are able to carry out this work in their own homes without disturbing their daily life.

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Lamai Homestay is situated in Ko Pet, a rice village in the heart of rural Isan. We built it ourselves – with help from the local villagers. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens growing bananas, papaya, mango and custard apple. There is a cool, shady barbecue and eating area in the garden and a splashpool nearby to rest tired feet. Khopet Village is a genuine, totally original, unspoilt environment where you can experience a wonderfully relaxed Thai lifestyle. You will instantly be welcomed and invited to participate in, or simply enjoy watching every-day life going on around you. It is not a commercial village at all. It is a working rural village where real life goes on with or without tourists.

We constantly strive to protect and re-generate the indigenous flora and fauna in the development of the homestay garden and the village canal-bank organic gardens. We plant trees and shrubs to encourage birds to nest, lizards, reptiles, beetles, butterflies etc. to find shelter. We encourage local children to respect wildlife and to protect birds’ nests etc. They are advised not to keep any wildlife in captivity. We ensure that our visitors receive the relevant information to help them to respect local cultures, – the Isan traditions, their religion and heritage. Buddhist customs and traditions are explained and visits to village homes and Buddhist and Hindu temples are accompanied by Lamai at all times.

We are constantly looking for new ways to benefit the local communities. All food is sourced locally, all craft demonstrations and activities involve the village inhabitants, and all visitors are encouraged to buy gifts made in the local community. We employ local people to demonstrate crafts, – silk-making, basket-weaving, mat-making, food-foraging etc. on a rotating basis so that everyone can benefit financially. Many of these people will be female – mothers with small children, pregnant women, elderly or disabled women – those who are unable to work in the rice fields. They are able to carry out this work in their own homes without disturbing their daily life.

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