Eco Chic formerly known as Hippie Chic. Or Beach bungalowesque. All Natural Luxury for Thailand's Soneva Kiri Resort's Zero-Carbon-Emissions Pool Villa, built by Thai Craftsmen w/ local materials such as Casuarina Driftwood for poles & rafters. Teak leaves from Chiang Mai lining the ceiling
The Brando features 35 thatched-roof villas, each with its own private pool and access to white-sand beaches. If that doesn’t impress you, the resort is eco-friendly, too. Air-conditioning comes from a seawater-powered system and a blend of solar- and coconut oil-based energy grids allow for near carbon neutrality. Additionally, each villa is equipped with bicycles, allowing guests to explore the island without using a car.
Steve - building domes at a retreat center in northeast Thailand. He and his wife offered me a spot on their mango farm to build my own dome. - http://steveareen.com/domehome.html + building workshops = http://www.thegibrancenter.com/workshops.html