Anke and Aoi met on beautiful Koh Lanta in 2006, fell in love, and dreamt of living sustainable, eco-friendly lives. In 2009 the duo purchased 1.5 acres of tropical rainforest on Koh Lanta and began camping and planting bamboo on the plot. While camping, they built their first bamboo and clay house with electricity and running water. The day they moved into their creation they established a lifestyle based in freedom and respect for mother nature.
Most of their knowledge regarding eco-friendly building and sustainable living comes their hands-on experience, the community, and working with local materials.
What is Asalanta?
Asalanta is a large adobe-bamboo community surrounded by a towering bamboo forest with:
- Three earthen huts
- Three compost toilets
- An adobe Community home
- An eco workshop
- An organic teahouse and earth shop
- A thai style home and kitchen
- A bamboo tree house
- A bamboo forest, mountain stream, and fish pond
Just like the surrounding jungle, Asalanta and its community is always growing. Anke and Aoi hope to expand the community by teaching sustainable workshops, inspiring others to live outdoors, and share their expanding love for our planet.