Hữu Thảo homestay has an impressive view over a large lake that provides a nice breeze and fresh air.
The house can accommodate up to 12 people. Hữu was initially like a fish out of water when welcoming guests and preparing food for them. Like other participants, Hữu was received extensive training to prepare him for receiving visitors.
In addition, I learnt from each visit to be more confident in hosting and interacting with guests. I hope that the CBT project will become a new and sustainable source of income for not only my family but also the surrounding villagers. – said Huu
The homestay owners live with their parents and two year old daughter Trâm. Hữu and his parents used to work as farmers earning the majority of their income from maize cultivation, bamboo planting and fishing. Both Hữu and Thảo were previously working far from the family home and were forced to spend long periods of time away from their daughter who was cared for at home by their parents.
Hữu’s mother, Ms. Chỉ, noted that her family and neighbours now have a better understanding about CBT and its potential to improve their living standards. They all support the project as it offers them the chance to learn from one another as well as improve the local environment.
Hữu feels proud to be a pioneer of this new model for income generation. He understands that difficulties and challenges await him but also many opportunities to improve the lives of his family members.