Spirit Houses in Thailand Protecting and Watching Over Inhabitants

Beyond whatever role they might play in gentrification and affordable housing for unseen deities, spirit houses also answer earthbound social animals’ fundamental want of trustworthy company.

Spirit Houses in Thailand Protecting and Watching Over Inhabitants

Every Thai Buddhist holiday, my grandmother lit incense sticks and invited the denizens of a miniature house under the rose apple tree to a feast. As a child, I stood by guarding the spread of boiled chicken, rice, oranges, rum, and tea from our dogs, but my real watch was for any sign of spirits […]