The Bangkok Tree House is a perfect retreat to all the urban dwellers who can only imagine themselves living in a green zone surrounded by deep forests and lots of oxygen in the air they breathe. Just 30 minutes from the hustle bustle of Bangkok city, this beautiful resort is built using locally sourced bamboo which wasn’t only economically, but also a very sustainable idea. Besides, recyclable materials juice carton, old plastic containers and wood was used in the construction process. Discarded juice cartons were used to insulate the walls, used plastic drums were used to build the pier, and reclaimed wood was used to build the walkways. Proprietor Joey Tulyanond claims that it is the greenest hotel in Thailand and hopes to make his 11-room lodge, a cluster of jungle tree houses including the new two-person ‘View with a Room’, a wall- and ceiling-free sleeping platform that offers a 360 degrees experience of sheer green.
The hotel is not just a green design, but has also adopted green solutions by separating the recyclable garbage from the non-recyclable. The organic waste is composted and used to grow organic vegetables & fruits grown on green roofs. The home grown organic veggies are used to prepare organic food which is one of the highlights in their menu. That’s not it! The kitchens are equipped with solar cookers, the laundry is line-dried and the best part is that water is served to guests by refilling glass bottles instead of selling it.
“Physically, it’s as if the area is lost in another time and space. In fact, if you want to see what Bangkok was like 200 years ago, this is where to visit. Most Bangkok residents do not even know the area exists, and many people want it to remain that way. Geographically, it is hard to find land to do anything that would fit in with the green theme because Bangkok is not known for its greenery. As Thailand is still a developing country, awareness for the green movement is still at its infancy. But someone has got to start the ball rolling, it might as well be us. ” – says Joey Tulyanond