My favorite concept so far is that of the spirit house, or ศาลพระภูมิ. It is a tiny house that is built on the yard of all residencies, allowing a space for the spirits of the Earth that are uprooted during construction of the building. The house is adorned with gifts of food, flowers, incense and little elephants to give thanks and respect to the land that the people are able to call their home. I am overwhelmed with love at the amount of respect, appreciation for nature, and consciousness of community that is present in this culture. I feel right at home here and can't wait to learn more!