Last Thursday I went on a trip to Khun Preeda’s house, comprising of four traditional Thai houses. The garden and interiors – even the spaces between the houses as in the first picture- are full of beautiful and traditional objects.
Traditional Thai houses are made of teak wood, which is cooler than other woods. Their ceilings are high because heat rises. They are built on stilts (see the last photos) because during the rainy season many areas flood and because it reduces the chances of receiving unwelcome visitors (snakes.)
The fourth picture shows an opium bed. The 'pillow' is made of ceramic! In front of the bed is a marriage chest which a mother gives to her daughter for her wedding. It would contain whatever the mother is able to give.