The International Lao Village Project
Neil is from New Zealand and has been living in Vang Vieng for 5 years.
I have a beautiful block of land Situated 6 Kms north of Vang Vieng on the other side of the Nam Song. With the help of various travellers we have planted a large variety of fruit trees and built a number of bamboo huts including a longhouse capable of sleeping around 20 people.
Every dry season (from October to May) I invite travellers to join me in enjoying a simple Lao village lifestyle. There is no electricity, cooking is on wood fires, we wash in the river and defecate in a hole in the ground. All the food (mainly vegetarian) is provided as well as bedding , mossie nets, candles and cooking utensils.
All you need to bring is some clothes (if you choose to wear clothes), a torch, mossie repellant and a self reliant attitude.
If you want to be busy you can help with cooking, making vegie gardens, collecting firewood, building with bamboo, fixing the fences etc; if you want to relax there are lots of hammocks available..its entirely up to you.
Price: 50,000 kip per person per night including food.
If you think this could appeal to you for a few days come and talk to Neil at Pan's Place Guesthouse on the south end of the main street, phone 023 511484.
To see more pictures of the resort visit my facebook site at: Neil's Garden of Eden, Vang Vieng, Laos