One of my readers, Nils, sent me a link to this TEDx video. Jon Jandai speaks about finding happiness and includes a piece about how building his own earthen home helped show him that life is easy. Here’s a quote from the video description on YouTube:
Jon is a farmer from northeastern Thailand. He founded the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance, an organic farm outside Chiang Mai, with his wife Peggy Reents in 2003. Pun Pun doubles as a center for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use. It regularly hosts training on simple techniques to live more sustainably. Outside of Pun Pun, Jon is a leader in bringing the natural building movement to Thailand, appearing as a spokesperson on dozens of publications and TV programs for the past 10 years. He continually strives to find easier ways for people to fulfill their basic needs. For more information visit www.punpunthailand.org.
Thanks again for sending this my way Nil!