Things have been going in a whirlwind! It started off slowly as a dream in the back of my mind, and over time the wind started picking up until suddenly everything is happening very quickly!
The business plan is nearly finalized, the site is coming along and both will soon be shown to investors and future glampers!
It seems important to memorialize the first-ever map plan, made over breakfast with a few solid people who share the dream.
The original plan for this Unique stay area started when I was solo travelling across SE Asia, it specifically started coming together in Vietnam. I visioned a place where inclusivity and relaxation meet, everyone has a place to be and can be their authentic selves.
It was important to me to bring aspects from around the world to my home country of Canada. Maybe even a place where there is a little bit of the world. Maybe even set up like a world!
I continued travelling through to Indonesia, and found that what I was describing actually already exists! The host I was staying with took me to a place he called “Little Indonesia” which has a lot of Indonesian cultures as well as places from around the world, as well as a lake with little islands in the shape of the world map. It was super cool and added a solidification that this is something I would like to bring to Canada.
Keep in mind I was a young traveller then.
Since that time, the idea has evolved and new reasons to bring it to life have emerged. It’s no longer the idea I once had and is now something that Alberta deserves to have.
The Quest Accommodation today focuses on Alberta and Canadian culture with an indigenous full experience as well as new and modern ways to enjoy nature.
– Not Your Typical Glampsite –
There are already so many great places to stay and enjoy nature in Alberta and in Canada. It’s time for something different.
Imagine staying in a hobbit hole one night, then a treehouse the next, and for the final night you come into an Arabian-style tent that’s fully furnished.
Not only is the team made up of indigenous peoples, but the plan is also to partner with locals for an experience that is akin to travelling back in time.
Luckily this is not a one-woman job. You can help bring this project into reality! From donations to pre-sales to investments and partnerships.
The next steps are to continue to build a network of partners and interested parties, then get the land procured in order to start getting set up.
This concludes the very first post on the start of Quest Accommodation. Something to look back at in 20 years and be like “wow, what a crazy map”.