Located by the Nam Song in an idyllically quiet spot a few kilometres out of town, this organic farm has sparklingly clean bungalows with mosquito nets, bedside lamps, en suites and verandahs looking out onto the soaring cliffs. Up the hill are three fan-cooled, eight-bed dorms. There's also a great restaurant: try the mulberry pancakes or mulberry mojitos!
And if you have time, ask about volunteering for the permaculture program or teaching English to kids. Minimum two weeks. Cooking classes here cost US$30.