i stayed with wim and his family at his cottages for 11 days. it was a great experience and my favorite in all of the six weeks i spent in many guesthouses throughout thailand. wim and his wife dang are very nice and their staff was also very pleasant. i got to know them fairly well over my stay. they are very engaged with their guests and are very accomadating, they let me borrow their computer to go online, offered me rides into town and treated me to lunch a couple times along with some sightseeing. the pricing was very good at 500 baht a night with a fan, hot water, a fridge, tv, and bug free screens, with a beautiful sunrise every morning through my bedroom window and breakfast included(some of the best food i had in thailand came from that kitchen); all that coupled with a beatiful lush property on a hillside to promote great views from your room, and amazing flora all over the place makes this a great place to base your thailand adventure. wim is a very dedicated person who is active in his community, he works with an eco-tourism board to help figure out the problems of the huge influx of tourism in northern thailand and how to address the issues presented with all of the predicted tourism of the near future and how to keep them positive factors for the economy, land and culture as a whole. i would recomend staying here very much. very quite and peaceful. i will be back for sure. great value and location.