Coming from Chiang Mai City or Airport via Earth Home Transfer/private car with AC
The fee is 1,000-1,300 THB, depending on whether it is a small or big car.
If you want to hire this service please book at least 3 days in advance: info(at)earthhomethailand.com
Coming from Chiang Mai via taxi
Taxi service from the airport is approximately 1,000-1,500 THB.
Coming from Chiang Mai via public transportation
Here are the directions if you are in Chiang Mai and you want to catch the white truck (bus) to Earth Home Thailand (Maejo Baandin):
This bus leaves at 12:00 noon everyday, except Sundays. It also returns to Chiang Mai from Maejo Baandin every morning (as long as we call him and tell him that we have a pick-up) between 6:00 and 7:00 am, except Sundays.
Go to the US Embassy and face the Namping River with the embassy behind you.
Then walk to your right through the intersection, and just a bit further down you’ll see a Red Cross office on your right.
After this you’ll see a gold shop on your right on the corner. Just after the shop is a large mall called Nakornping Bazaar .
There is a small alley just to the right of the Bazaar building.
Walk down this road about 50-100 meters, and at the end before the road starts to turn and come back around you will see two large white trucks parked on the left-hand side of the road. These look like the normal “songteow” public transport/taxi type truck with an open-air covered back with two rows of seats.
But these are bigger than the red ones you see around town. Go and look through the back of the truck and you’ll see a sign that says “Pun Pun Jon Jandai’s Farm, The Panya Project, Earth Home (Maejo Baandin)”. This is how you know you have the right truck. If the truck does not say this it’s not the right truck. It is also good to say ‘MaeJo Baandin?’ to the driver, as he will immediately confirm that he is going there. This will also make sure he will know where to drop you off. He does not speak English but knows where to take you.
He leaves from this spot everyday at noon but is parked there all morning after around 9 am. It is good to either find the truck in the morning or arrange to be at the truck by 11:30 am to make sure you can find it. It will take around 2 hours to get to the farm because of stops to other villages. Near the end of the trip the driver will make a delivery to the local market and unload many items. You can just stay on and continue. Eventually he will stop at a bend in the road with a dirt road on the right. This is your destination. The cost of the ride is 70 THB/person and you pay the driver when you get off. Follow the dirt road for about 750 meters and you will find a big open air building that is the center of Earth Home Thailand.
Driving to Earth Home Thailand
Drive on Hwy 107 (Chiang Mai – Mae Rim Rd) out of Chiang Mai. About 40 km north is Mae Taeng. Turn right about 3-5 km north of Mae Taeng, on the road toward the Mae Ngat Dam. It is the second stop light after Mae Ma Lai.
This will take you up a hill and back down the other side. Keep going past the gold framed life-sized portraits of the King that are on the right-hand side of the road.
Turn left in 5.6 km, just as the road starts to ease left. This is quite a large turnoff with another gold framed life-sized portrait of the King on the left-hand side of the road.
In 3.7 km, take the left side of the fork. Go straight through the stop sign in about 1 km, past the market. In 0.3 km turn right at the first giant tree (empty lot on right). You should then pass over a bridge in about 100 meters.
After 0.8 km, turn left at the T-junction (temple on the right). Stay on this road until you get to a right turn, with a disused school yard on the corner. Take this right. Go another 2 km and you will find Moo Baan Maejo (Maejo Village).
Coming from Pai
Take a bus (or minibus or hitch a ride or whatever) east to the main road to Chiang Mai (Hwy 107) at Mae Ma Lai market.
Take a white songteow towards the north (left side of road).
Go through Mae Teang and around 3 km north get off at the big road to the right that goes to Mae Ngat Dam. Keep a lookout for it — it is the first big road past Mae Teang. The songteow stops at a motorbike taxi place almost directly across from the turn-off and the songteow turns around and queues right after this stop, so you won’t go far if you miss the stop.
Take a motorbike taxi and tell them you want to go to Maejo Baandin. They have sidecars and charge 150 THB per person and 200 THB for 2 people.