A spirit house is a shrine to animist spirits found in the Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia and Thailand. Most houses and businesses have a spirit house placed in an auspicious spot, most often in a corner of the property. The spirit house is normally in the form of a miniature temple and is mounted on a pillar or on a dais.
The house is intended to provide a shelter for spirits which could cause problems for the occupants of the main house if not appeased. Offerings are left at the house to propitiate these spirits.