The secondpart of ourjourney beganwith walkingthrough a trailof rice husks
Earthen buildings seemto appear out of nowhereas we stepped into Panya
Part of the building                                     is still under                              construction using   ...
Panya has a densevegetation growththat you can barelysee the structures
We walked                     through                various trails                   and came                  across two...
They have    One                    two types of   utilizes                      hot water    DIY solar                   ...
Earthenmaterial was  also used for making   benches,shelves and   to createbeautiful art       forms
Continuing our journey, we wereshown their saunahut right at the top        of the hill !
One of the first houses we saw lookedpretty ordinary at first
Turns outit has it has adrawbridge-likemechanismthat doubles asa wall whenclosed andan outdoorterrace whenopened !        ...
Our tour      continued by      visiting more different types ofhouses built using           different        techniques
The earthen homes    displayed the artistry ofhand carvings and paintings         by people of Panya
This house is calledthe Elephant house.No surprises why 
A look atthe cozyinterior of theearthen houses
Lyn showed us a simplelow-tech food dryercatching solar heatfrom the sun usingblack colouredsurfaceThey also have a worksh...
Panya uses 5 water tanks tocatch and filter enoughrainwater for theirconsumption
A unique feature       of Panya’s     composting   toilets. Out of  the 4 cubicles,only 1 is used at           a time.    ...
Next we took a 10 minute breather at the main building.It houses the kitchen, dining, library, workstation, a loft        ...
Shelves and                                  tables were                                  also made by                    ...
Their huge breezy kitchen where they cook and eat.
Earthen building won’t be complete without anearthen oven. On the left is a pizza oven, and this oven here is where they  ...
This is where they brewtheir own wine and make    some fermented food
We were then     led into a    whimsicallandscape just   outside the main building.
Turns out it wastheir food garden !    The plants arearranged in curves and spiral layouts. 	                             ...
Red cloth   to indicateplants whichare reserved      for seed        saving
Nearby was their nursery which hadseedlings to be planted in their foodgarden and also food forest!
Plenty oflegumes wereplanted all overPanya to improvethe soil conditionas it is a nitrogen fixer.
Panya  welcomesvolunteers if   anyone is  interested
As we left Panya and walked  across Pun Pun, we reflected       back on our journey and   realized how much basic lifeknow...
Visit to Panya
Visit to Panya
Visit to Panya
Visit to Panya
Visit to Panya
Visit to Panya
Visit to Panya
Visit to Panya
Visit to Panya
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Visit to Panya

  1. 1. The secondpart of ourjourney beganwith walkingthrough a trailof rice husks
  2. 2. Earthen buildings seemto appear out of nowhereas we stepped into Panya
  3. 3. Part of the building is still under construction using adobe bricksThe buildings were actuallydorms for the volunteers
  4. 4. Panya has a densevegetation growththat you can barelysee the structures
  5. 5. We walked through various trails and came across two handmadeLyn and Kate bamboo brought us bridges for an impromptu tour around Panya
  6. 6. They have One two types of utilizes hot water DIY solar system. energy by painting the tank pitch black The other uses heat from compost by coiling pipes inside the pile. Heat fromcomposts can go up to 65degrees celcius!
  7. 7. Earthenmaterial was also used for making benches,shelves and to createbeautiful art forms
  8. 8. Continuing our journey, we wereshown their saunahut right at the top of the hill !
  9. 9. One of the first houses we saw lookedpretty ordinary at first
  10. 10. Turns outit has it has adrawbridge-likemechanismthat doubles asa wall whenclosed andan outdoorterrace whenopened ! Who says living in a tiny house would be mundane?
  11. 11. Our tour continued by visiting more different types ofhouses built using different techniques
  12. 12. The earthen homes displayed the artistry ofhand carvings and paintings by people of Panya
  13. 13. This house is calledthe Elephant house.No surprises why 
  14. 14. A look atthe cozyinterior of theearthen houses
  15. 15. Lyn showed us a simplelow-tech food dryercatching solar heatfrom the sun usingblack colouredsurfaceThey also have a workshopwhere they keep their toolsand materials
  16. 16. Panya uses 5 water tanks tocatch and filter enoughrainwater for theirconsumption
  17. 17. A unique feature of Panya’s composting toilets. Out of the 4 cubicles,only 1 is used at a time. Once the waste is full, it is closed for 6 months to allow decomposition, which then becomes compost for their farm
  18. 18. Next we took a 10 minute breather at the main building.It houses the kitchen, dining, library, workstation, a loft upstairs, as well as a ministage.
  19. 19. Shelves and tables were also made by combining earth and wood panels.They even had a lockerbuilt into the earthen wall ! 
  20. 20. Their huge breezy kitchen where they cook and eat.
  21. 21. Earthen building won’t be complete without anearthen oven. On the left is a pizza oven, and this oven here is where they bake their own bread.
  22. 22. This is where they brewtheir own wine and make some fermented food
  23. 23. We were then led into a whimsicallandscape just outside the main building.
  24. 24. Turns out it wastheir food garden ! The plants arearranged in curves and spiral layouts.   Rice husks filled the walking path of the food garden to keep the weeds down.
  25. 25. Red cloth to indicateplants whichare reserved for seed saving
  26. 26. Nearby was their nursery which hadseedlings to be planted in their foodgarden and also food forest!
  27. 27. Plenty oflegumes wereplanted all overPanya to improvethe soil conditionas it is a nitrogen fixer.
  28. 28. Panya welcomesvolunteers if anyone is interested
  29. 29. As we left Panya and walked across Pun Pun, we reflected back on our journey and realized how much basic lifeknowledge is lacking in today’s fast-paced lifestyle. We shouldbe more mindful that resources are abundant around us and can be utilized with simple techniques. We are grateful to cross paths with the people we’ve met in Pun Pun and Panya for the priceless experience. It was life-changing.

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