We, the Meas Family invites you to experience the Cambodian Homestay. We have provided guest services for locals as well as tourists from around the world since 1999. At that time we have housed individuals and larger tour groups ranging in ages from high school to retired. The Homestay has two families living within our compound consisting of two large Khmer wooden houses and other bungalows for guests, which faces the lily pond and has a wonderful view of the sunset in back.
Our family is educated and always keeps an open mind. Mrs. Siphen Meas is an English teacher at the local high school with 22 years of teaching experience. She is very outgoing and has worked with foreign organizations like the Peace Corps, VSA, and Books for Cambodia. She continually works to improve the local community and manifest development within Cambodia where she can. Some guests, especially interested in Cambodia and helping our country stay in contact with us and become part of our extended family. Mr. Im Mach is the Deputy Director for KhlaKrorhim Secondary School as well as a teacher of Geography, History, and English with 24 years of experience. He is very friendly and always shows a warm hospitality to his guests. It is our great pleasure to meet new guests and catch up with our regularly returning visitors.
You will experience true Khmer hospitality and hear about the amazing history Cambodia. The stories will help you gain an understanding of the natural surroundings and mindfulness of village people. We will take you back in time and make you realise how a simple life is full of happiness and abundance.
We are located about 2 Km from the town of An Tasom, which is located on national road no 3 and is 71 km south of Phnom Penh. How to get here: You can take a taxi from Phnom Penh and it should cost about $30-35 USD. Alternatively you can catch a bus to Ang Tasom. There are two good companies we recommend, Sorya Bus and Kampot Express. Bussed cost between $5 – 6 USD
OUR VALUES AND BELIEFS
We believe in the ideal of genuine community cooperation; (in the words of Professor Robin Ely) “our whole pedagogy is dependent on the notion that this is a collective endeavor and that we can’t really accomplish our mission without relying on each other”.
We value: Mutual respect | Personal accountability | Co-creativity | Community development | Living in harmony with nature
Most of the villagers are followers of Buddhism and live a very conservative life. They practice the principles of ‘moral thought and action’. We strongly oppose practices that undermine the self confidence of the individuals and create dependency. We promote respect for the environment and the cultural differences.
The Meas Family Homestay offers you the Khmer traditional wooden house, bungalows and rooms as outlined below (Total 11 rooms):
– Three big bedrooms with fan, shared bathroom upstairs or downstairs.
– Two single rooms with fan and attached bathroom.
– One double bedroom with fan, shared bathroom upstairs or downstairs.
– Wooden bungalow and concrete bungalow with attached bathrooms and fan
All rooms are surrounded by fruit trees and rice paddy field. We cook in our outdoor kitchen, so you see or can learn some Khmer cooking
24 hour electricity is available, including internet access for checking emails. We offer free bicycle rental, coffee, tea and drinking water. For offer discounts for someone who stays 6 nights or more.