Sánh Thuấn homestay was named after the family’s children: Sánh (20) and Thuấn (5). The owners, Mr. Đương and Ms. Hoa, are very friendly and welcoming. In addition to managing their homestay, they are farmers cultivating maize, cassava and bamboo. Their eldest son Sánh used to work in different places across Vietnam before returning to his home to develop skills and capacity to support his parents in managing their homestay.
Sánh Thuấn homestay is located close to the main road in Ké village and beside the Ké spring. The stilt house was renovated in January 2015 and is capable of accommodating 8 to 10 people. Sanh, who has been trained in cooking and hospitality, is very excited to be participating in the project. He believes that the energy, landscape and hospitality of local people have the potential to develop CBT as a means of sustainable poverty alleviation.
I felt challenged in the early stages of the project due to the inexperience of my family in hospitality industry. However, We have learnt a lot though training, interaction with experts and study tours.
They are now better equipped and feel relieved due to support from other members in the community when catering for large bookings. Sánh expects that the model of CBT will benefit their standard of living but also preserve traditions and customs of the Muong ethnic group.