Yensabai Organic Farm is a place where we experiment with happy, sustainable living.
All people who are interested in and appreciate sustainable living are very welcome here. Thus, this place becomes a community of people: my family and me, the villagers, visitors, volunteers…
By the way, "Yensabai" is the name of a famous Lao song that describes the happy way of farming life.
My name is Xay. I was born in the village nearby, where my family used to be farmers. I lived a long time in the city, but it has become too fast and too stressful for me.
At some point, I decided to come back home and start a different life: healthier, slower, more sustainable, autonomous and happy.
In February 2017, I started to build my home and grew the garden on the lands owned by my family.
I choose living in a simple way. Only some electricity supply from a solar panel, cooking with wood ﬁre, and of course no internet (there’s no signal here anyway). It wasn’t easy in the beginning, but now I enjoy very much eating food from the farm and meeting visitors.
I grow every kind of plant, especially local species, depending on the season, and I love to experiment with my farming in a totally random style, learning more and more every day.
I grow ﬂowers for insects and butterflies, and also different plants and vegetables. Most seeds come from local villagers.
You are welcome to stay as a guest at Yensabai Organic Farm. We have camping tents and we are building a bungalow for tourists. Staying here is a unique experience of farm lifestyle and Lao culture. You will learn many things at the farm, such as gardening, cooking, tea making etc.
You are welcome to appreciate some local tea, coffee, herbal tea and some snacks food (directly from the garden!). Make sure you are in a slow pace and enjoy your time and the surrounding nature.