The Samorn Villa was built by Todd and Maarten, in Todd's hometown of Buachet, Surin, Thailand, aiming at modern comfort in a rustic atmosphere and environment.
The house is reconstructed from a traditional northern Thailand house from Nan, which was shipped and re-built in Buachet. The house is not a replica, but the old materials were used, such as the 16 huge pillars the old house rested on.
The gardens around the house feature flowers, but also host an organic farm with seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruit trees.
The large open-plan living room opens up to the surrounding terraces. These all have several sitting areas, umbrellas and a barbecue.
The living room is furnished with comfortable chairs and sofas, and the beanbags in the TV corner invite for a lazy time in front of the TV. There is also a writing desk and a dining table.
The kitchen is equipped with a gas-cooker, refridgerator, hot and cold water, as well as cutlery, crockery and utensils.
There is also a washing machine, a guest bathroom and shower.
Up-stairs are 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, the other 2 single beds. Rooms have black-out curtains, bed lights and airconditioning.
The open-air bathroom features a "his & her" vanity counter, a bathtub, shower and toilet.
All bed linnen and towels are included.
The house is equipped with high-speed wireless internet. There is no cable TV
Elephant Village and Study Center
The village of Ban Ta Klang is known for the training of elephants. The "kui" people have raised elephants for many generations and are still training them until today. The village can be visited from Buachet and includes a stop at the Elephant Study Center.
Prasat Hin Mueang Tam is a “must-see” Khmer temple and is about 1.5 hour drive from Buachet, en-route to Bangkok.
The temple is built in Khleang and Baphuon styles, which dates to the late 10th and early 11th centuries. The temple is orientated towards the east, with a central sanctuary, two libraries and ponds.
The temple is close to Phanom Rung, and therefore both can be visited at the same time.