Thai Spirit House. Delightful, ornate miniature temples which are found outside Thai homes. Ancestors are believed to reside here. Every day incense is lit and someone in the family puts fresh water in the Spirit House, maybe an orange or flowers or other gifts. The rituals are part of a rich spiritual tradition, and perhaps they’re partly superstitious–if the ancestors are kept happy in their little home, they won’t meddle or interfere in the family’s present day affairs.