Our family of four has lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for 12 years - since 2000. We all speak, read and write Thai. My husband and I are getting ready to build our home here in Chiang Mai, using earth and bamboo. We enjoy nature, reading, quiet walks and talks, exploring, hiking, learning new things. We have lived in rented places for 20 years of married life, and always take care of other people's places as though they are our own.