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Payaka urban development
Payaka urban development
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98 RajChiang saen road soi 1, Chiangmai, TH
Climate zone:
Sub tropical

Jessica Robertson Paul Tan Sarvesvara Dasa
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Payaka urban development

Project Type

Urban, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

trasforming a guesthouse and hemp clothing shop in an open house and urban permaculture vocational training center

Project Description

This is the thai branch and shop of Payaka, a japanese firm designing and producing fabulous hemp clothing here in Thailand.

Being formerly also a guest house, we (as a family of 4) became involved with the redesigning of the whole place and the ecoreform of the buildings.
On the human level this means creating a resident community, an extended family tribe where everybody fits in learning, teaching, playing and growing in this re+evolution time.

Being here while all the rest... keeps spiraling around, travelers, families, local people and international connections.

Now we are planning a small ecoreform project using recycled materials and hempcrete, trying to involve the local University of Achitecture, various hilltribe groups searching for vocational training, an ecotour travel agent in Italy and the italian Association of hemp farmers (whom I am in touch with, promoting their produce here in Asia).

We're going to be busy... more and more, as we stack functions in this urban project and the movement of people keeps flowing.
We are already considering interns / wwoofers positions but we'll advertise about that as soon as possible.

Stay tuned and check the updates! 


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