Completed in 1993, this project of 50 houses seeks to create a sustainable rural settlement on land that has been set aside for reforestation in Thailand. The dwellings are built using local materials and labour and sustainable agricultural methods are being used by the villagers in order to help preserve the forest. Soil/cement mixes have been used rather than scarce timber. Plot sizes range from 200 m2 to 400 m2. Vegetables and fruit trees bring income until the agroforestry is sufficiently developed. Community involvement is strongly emphasised and the cost of materials is $1,200 per dwelling.


National government, local community