Freedom Family Home

Where are we located?


We reside in San Sai, a rural district on the outskirts of Chiang Mai.


Chiang Mai is the largest city in Northern Thailand, famous for its Lanna (Northern Thai) culture, its people known for being laid-back and friendly.  

Love & Laughter


Dan - Born on a farm near Dargaville, I lived in Auckland, New Zealand, until our family moved to Thailand in 2005.  An 'enthusiastic atheist' (quoting Angela) for twenty years, I accepted Jesus as my Saviour in the year 2000.  After 22 years in the optical industry in various roles, I became a full-time student in 2004, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Theology from Carey Baptist College, New Zealand, in 2008.  In my spare time I like studying history, writing fiction, and exercising.

Our Property in San Sai


We moved into our new property in stages between August and November 2015. Consisting of three main buildings - main house, girls dorm, and boys dorm - it also has various outbuildings, all of which we have been working on upgrading and refurbishing as we can.  


By the end of 2017 we completed upgrading the boys dorm, moved the animals (goats and chickens) into new quarters in our food forest, and fully fenced the entire property. We are thankful to all who contributed financially to this necessary work.   

Who are we?


Meet the kids


The Early Years


Angela - Born in Auckland, I grew up in a non-Christian family but embraced the love of Christ in the year 2000.  

I have completed a Diploma of Applied Theology at Carey Baptist College.  I'm an animal lover and have been 'owned' by many animals over the last 25 years.  I'm in charge of managing our family's chickens and we are now able to supply all our own eggs. I'm interested in permaculture and organics too.  

BAAN ITSARA family home