In Ebeltoft, a romantic town near Randers and Arhus in Denmark, a house carries the intriguing name “Lille Siam” or in English “Little Siam”. And yes, indeed it has a story to tell!
But what brings focus on this house to day is, that the current owner – Palle Havmoeller, the half-Thai-half-Danish son of Rasmus and Nang Boon Sri, – has put the uniquely located property on the Coastal road in Ebeltoft with a view to the Bay on the market.
“My daughter is moving to Denmark to study and the economy around that necessitates that I sell the house,” says Palle Havmoeller.
“Currently, the house is rented out but the rent expires in the spring and then it is available for sale.”
“Lille Siam” was built by Palle’s father Rasmus Havmoeller in 1937 after he returned from Thailand a few years before with his Thai wife Nang Boon Sri.
“The house is build by the current owners father in 1937 in a Thai style with a special roof. It underwent a major renovation in 1960.
The house has en entrance with wooden plank floor. The bedroom and living room has a wooden floor as well and an exceptional view. The bathroom has shower and there is a multi purpose room for clothes washing etc.
The kitchen is open and bright with a gas stove, oven and refrigerator.
Total square meter is 107 on the large but easily maintained 1240 sq.m land.
All rooms are centered around the main living room. One more living room has a wood fired heater and an equally great view. An exciting and somewhat unusual property. The house is rented out until the spring of 2018.”
What only the few will know is the unique tragic – and heroic – story behind this special piece of Thai-Danish heritage: