Thanks to generous donations from friends abroad we could start thinking about a house for another family. Planning starts now.
Our aim with these houses is to encourage entire villages. As they watch a new home go up, they often pitch in, learn practical, inexpensive methods. Sometimes they are inspired to upgrade their own homes as well.
|This is the bedroom, for five people. No light, no fan,|
no mosquito netting, no blankets
We picked a family in Baan Mae Gok, in part because of the isolation of the village and the problems of getting materials to the site. We hope to show the villagers what's possible even with challenges and limited resources.
Sadly, the family has no electricity, no mosquito netting, and not even a toilet. Of course that will be remedied when the new house is built.
Because of Covid and the recent surge we can't assemble volunteer skilled workers yet, and there are seasonal problems with accessibility but we wanted the family and the village to know we're committed to a new house.
We'll include the family and interested villagers (likely most of them) in the details of the planning, so it's a kind of community project. We can do that now, and we can begin to identify the best sources of materials. Circumstances will dictate start time, but we're confident we can begin building in December, now that Thailand has made plans for a nationwide vaccination program.
Meantime, we'll continue with existing projects, like Stop the Poison, and the demonstration farm. We just wanted our friends to know what we've been up to.
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