Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ead and Nan's New Home

Our friends Ead and Nan, that own the Ban-nok, are building a new home. It's a few hundred feet into the trees from where the restaurant is. They bought two very old houses up north, and are using the wood and logs from those to build it. Nan showed me a drawing of the front of the house, but the actual floor plan is in his head. It will be a mixture of traditional Thai, and a western log cabin. The photos are of the ceremony they had to bless the house as they put the first pillar in. The ceremony is called "Sow-Eag" This envolves friends, family, food, a monk, and a lot of string. I am not sure when the house will be finished, but I think Nan said about 6 months.