Shophouse is new, but our roots are deep
Shophouse is a cumulation of years of experience with several facets. Originally billed as “Seed of sound” in 2010, it morphed into event production and ran its course. After a rekindling of inspiration and as we started hosting international travellers looking for work exchange, it grew into teaching creative skills while enjoying the outdoors.
This inspiration came not only from BC’s rugged wild and ocean scene, but also from the South East Asian style guesthouses/ tourism operators that help provide not only lodging but experiences and personal connections with their culture. Staying there and before you know it you are learning something from the host or taking a micro tour with a local or hoping on the owners truck to some special place, or helping them with their family chores resulting in some of the most unique, praised and memorable experiences. Here, we live in a place with a lot more regulations and expectations, better safety standards, but not everybody is looking for a high impact, expensive tour like chasing wildlife while burning hundreds of liters of fuel. There is not much of a middle ground here and there sure are enough 2000 $ a night lodges.
At shophouse, we like a tour with a smaller footprint, a smaller cost, maybe a little more rugged and mellower so we blend in the surroundings and are less disturbing. It keeps us welcome to sensitive ecological places. Shophouse recognize that some people don’t only want to be entertained but also want to give back. Welcome to Shophouse!