The hillside land on which the tsunami volunteer centre stands near Khao Lak is being sold.
Four years on from the tsunami, an important piece of local history will probably disappear with the sale.
It was probably one of the first places in Thailand where the then unusual Japanese word ''tsunami'' was painted on a wall in large letters.
It was also the home of a trend that grew into a movement, spawned a new word, and helped to revitalise the coastal businesses in this area.
Someone christened it ''voluntourism.''
The Thai owner, Khun Saroj, said the site was originally the Khao Lak Nature Resort when the wave swept in, causing substantial damage.
The property has a beach frontage on the other side of the hill, extends across between nine or 10 rai, and is going for around 60 million baht.
From Big Island Media
By Alan Morison