The Ricefields House
This amazing new addition has taken the standards of the Base to a whole new level. With superb views from each of the seven master suites on the first floor, high ceilings, and an open floor plan, it is clear that much attention was paid to fine detail. In addition to the brilliant design, the Ricefields House showcases a remarkable collection of contemporary Thai artwork and décor, photographs, antiques, and teakwood furniture from Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos. Each room has a slightly different flavor, and the spacious common areas are visually striking. The common area’s central feature is an indoor rainforest garden which comes alive when it rains as the water funnels down into a waterfall over the assortment of tropical plants.
The new facility has just under 13,000 square feet of living space under its roof and features seven en-suite rooms on the first floor with five more bedrooms on the second floor, all equipped with state-of-the-art, energy-conscious air-conditioning units. Although every structure at the Ricefields Base is designed to be multi-functional, the Ricefields House takes the cake in this department. When furnished for our VIP clients during the off-season, the rooms feature teak post beds, top quality queen size mattresses, luxurious sofas, a refrigerator, and there are even a couple flat-screen televisions in the house with satellite service. During the summertime when students are at the Base, each of the bedrooms accommodates about six people comfortably on twin-size mattresses which sit atop teak beds with large pull-out drawers underneath to maximize storage space. The bathrooms are spacious and bright, and each one has a full-sized bathtub. The common area of the house is huge, and makes for a great place for students to chill out. There is even a video projector and full-sized screen set up in the common area, perfect for viewing movies or slideshows of recent adventures.