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Joy's House  

Holidays & Charity
Children's Shelter Foundation & Joy's House (guest house)


Sawas dee Kah - Welcome to Chiang Mai Thailand

Joy's House & Children's Shelter Foundation offers a versatile and individual travel program under the motto " Holiday & Charity". This means that guests of Joy's House have the opportunity to learn about our Children's Aid Project, to take trips with the children and youngsters together, and even to do small projects of their own with the kids. Furthermore, our guests are invited to stay in the mountains at our small farm where they will get to know traditional Thai Life. As all young people from CSF undergo training in tourism, home economics or Maintenance Services in Joy’s House you will meet our young people in education at the guest house.

The proceeds of Holiday & Charity programs go directly back into the program, and the entire Joy's House team is involved in the CSF project. Joy and Ulrike both run the Joy's House Guesthouse and the Children's Shelter Foundation as a team - making Joy's House and CSF all one big, and happy family .

Our goal for the " Holiday & Charity" project is to show our guests the traditional and authentic Thailand, and to receive support for Thai children, families and villages in return through our charity project. You are invited to help and to experience Thailand off the tourist beaten path.

Please note that all proceeds from our tourist program flow into the up keep of the farm.

Learn more about the Children's Shelter Foundation

Guests who book their stay at Joy's House Chiang Mai are welcome to visit us at any time as our children and youth live only 200 meters away from Joy's House and look forward to seeing you. Play games with the younger ones, teach the older ones, or just spend some time with us and learn about our life.

Festivals are celebrated together with the guests of Joy's House. For this reason Christmas, New Years, Loykrathong, Songkran and the Great Buddha day will become an unforgettable experience for families and visitors with children. Our children are delighted to show their talents on stage to the guests of Joy's House and to learn about other traditions. Perhaps you bring a Christmas song from your home country, or a few homemade cookies. Maybe you would like to show our children how to bake cookies, dye Easter eggs or decorate a Christmas angel. Whatever your tradition, we invite you to share it with us and we appreciate your participation.

Our small organic farm is located 30 km outside of Chiang Mai in the mountain area. We run a farm with vegetables, herbs and a fruit tree cultivation. Of course, there are also dogs, cats, chickens and ducks. Our children already know how the farmers of the new generation work and how valuable a great knowledge about natural fertilizer, soil and cultivation sequences is. For guests of Joy's House there is the opportunity to visit the farm on a day-trip or to stay on the farm over night.

For our visitors to the farm there are 3 guest rooms, each with a private bathroom.

Programs with our children (bookable locally)

In Chiang Mai

  • Cooking classes with our children
  • Little Thai language course
  • Trip to the beautiful lake with relaxing lakeside huts/ bungalows

At our farm

  • I'll show you how "organic " works ( Children explain our organic farm)
  • Harvesting and cooking
  • We construct a natural dam - water means to survive
  • Forest walk with small experts
  • Bath in the hot springs of the neighboring village
  • Visit the Kings Royal Project
  • Camp fire

For more information and booking please enter the Joy's House website: