Our Homestay consists of a traditional Tay House with two floors. The first floor is the public area where guests can spend time with each other and our family and enjoy their meals. There is also a large covered terrace which features an amazing view of the rice fields and lake.
The second floor contains the sleeping quarters, which are made up of 10 chalets and 3 ensuite king rooms. Traditionally Tay houses have an open floor plan, but to better accommodate guests and their need for privacy, we have set up partitions to create these sleeping arrangements. Both the Chalets
and King Rooms
have private balconies ideal for relaxing after a long day spent hiking or simply taking in the stunning views with drink and book in hand. For more information regarding the room types, please visit their respective sections on this website.
In Tay culture, three generations live together at the same time, and this holds true for our family as well. The house is more than 50 years old, and was constructed in the traditional Tay fashion; by hand and using local materials. The entire structure is made from local wood, with the beams and columns each being carved from a single giant tree. As they were carved by hand, each of these columns would take days or even weeks to complete.
The roof is made from curved terracotta tiles, which while traditional, has become a rarity throughout the country, making the building stand out as particularly unique.
While the house is traditional, we have modified it to include modern comforts and amenities. This includes hot showers, modern toilets and fast Wi-Fi.
All meals are prepared by Lien, who is an excellent chef. Guests are free to take their meals alone or with other guests on the covered terrace, or enjoy a family-style meal together with us.