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Chishang, Taitung

Original B&B

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Wood Crafted Industrial Chic with British Elements

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  • A trendy lodging transformed from an old house
  • Industrial interior design with a hint of British chic
  • Charming wooden bar counter
  • Close to Chishang Train Station

The Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Wood Crafted Industrial Chic with British Elements

Sporting a backpack, you stroll along the street with the sound of a train running on the rails in the background. The winter wind propels your steps and blows your hair, while your mood seems to soar as well. Passing around a row of single-story houses in the scenic countryside, a renovated old house surprisingly pops out in front of your eyes. Nearly 50-year-old, yet reborn with a shipping-container-like appearance, the building has been transformed into a b&b. Like a stylish model but keeping a low profile, it turns the old street of Chishang into a runway and demonstrating a unique charm of youthfulness.

 

 

Industrial style décor with a hint of British chic

Pushing open the redesigned shipping container door, the interior space in an industrial style combines the wood and iron materials and delivers a warm tone that offsets the cold air. Decorations of distinctive characters, along with a few retro warm yellow pendant lights shining above the wooden bar counter, create a charming ambience. The British-style clock on the wall seems to have stopped the time from going forward, keeping the old house in a nostalgic mood. Around the counter sit a wall of beers and a few bar stools, as some postcards and Polaroid photos laying on the countertop. Spending a laid-back afternoon here with good friends would just unwind your mind.

 

Walk further inside, pick a comfy sofa to sit with a book, immersing in the quiet time exclusive to yourself at the warm corner between the mottled red-brick walls. Flashing light bulbs hanging from the ceiling among the installation of wood branches hint the approaching of a holiday season. The interplay of light and shadows softens the iron elements in industrial style, making the lounge space like a boy playing cool but still would like to embrace you with his whole heart.

 
 

Four rooms exhibit four impressions

The wood pallet doors to each room, along with the camphor tree trunk in the middle of the house, tell the story of old days as the traces of life hiding within the wood grains. You may chat with besties on the black leather sofa and recall the nights you spent together, while your laughter fulfills every corner of the space with the warm yellow lighting, brightening these precious memories.

 

Sitting on the second and third floor respectively, four double rooms embody diverse lifestyles. The dark and calming color scheme in the “Jazz” room delivers a low-key coolness, while the refreshing tone of tile floor from the old house blending with the warm feel of wood elements. Outside the French windows is a star-gazing balcony with the charming driftwood fence, where you may sit on the wooden chairs and have a drink with friends, enjoying the peacefulness of Chishang under the starry sky. “Collection” room is like a box full of passion, taking in all your secrets shared before falling into sleep and the meaning of the trip. The bed is laid on the warm wood pallets that prevent direct contact with the cold cement floor. The space is dotted with abstract paintings, as the contrast of orange red and muddy grey renders a comforting ambience. “Ship” room bears the imagery of ocean and harbor with splashes of blue, delivering a laid-back time for you. The wooden floor extends the warmth of home, while mountains can be seen from the window. The coat rack with direction signs pointing to the renowned cities will ship your dreams to the destination on your wish list tonight. Bright sunlight flows in the “Amber” room through the glass French window, as the simplicity composed of the white tone and wood elements offers you a succinct and comfy space.

 
 

Set off to the next stop from the lodging full of dreams

In the morning, the sunshine of Chishang streams in, as the birds outside the window are singing a cheerful tune. Freshen up at the funky washbasin stand made of gasoline barrel and embrace a brand new day! Before you leave, write a postcard at the wooden table by the French window in the ground-floor lobby and send it to the boy who once bore dreams. Watching the window view of trains running, coconut palm trees swaying in the wind, while occasionally a woman busy with farming chores or a middle-aged man on a bike passing by the quiet Zhonghua Road. Collect the scenery through your eyes and the relaxing experience through your body, then say goodbye to the café-like ambience.

 

Usually, the host would deliver the breakfast prepared by the nearby store for you, or if you get lucky, you will have the chance to enjoy a tasty breakfast made by the host himself. Valuing the importance of a healthy diet, the host Rick also selects the fresh and light meal for his guests with daily variation. You can savor the wonderful morning of Chishang along with the hearty breakfast of the local store, preparing yourself with full energy to head for the next stop!

 

Original B&B steps outside the traditional aesthetics of Chishang and creates its own distinctive personality of youthfulness in the industrial décor style with a hint of British chic. Lending a new appearance and breathing new life into the old house, the well-balanced elements of wood, iron, red brick, and cement render an unusual warmth. Staying here, you would realize that an accommodation experience can be so simply delightful.

 

 

Story of the Host

Meet the moving story of the host.

Rick・A Simple and Genuine Boy Who Realizes His Dream

Original B&B, bearing a distinctive disposition, embraces the guests with its style of warm and reliable design with a playful sense of humor, just like its host Rick, a fun-loving big boy. With a dark face and bright character, Rick returned his hometown and built Original B&B at Chishang, Taitung, realizing his ideal with great courage and execution at the age of 23. Now let’s hear his story about the creation of this lodging.

 

 

Explore possibilities in the city

“I’d hated studying since I was in junior high school,” Rick said with a shy smile. Back then, he longed for living in the city, and for the purpose of supporting his family, he used to take a part-time job in the northern city when school was off and stay at a relative’s house. When asked if his parents were worried about him for leaving home at such young age, Rick said, “My mother said to me, ‘If there᾿s anything you᾿d like to do, just give it a try.᾿” The encouragement from his mother gave Rick tremendous courage, while he explored the world and moved toward an unknown future with firm determination.

 

After graduating from Guanshan Senior High School, Rick didn’t choose to go to a college. “Rather than spending four years in college, I thought I can learn more by exploring on my own.” At the age of 19, while his peers might still puzzle over their future direction or just lived it up, Rick stepped into the trade of plumber and electrician as an apprentice under the guidance of his uncle in Taipei. The skill set he acquired then also planted the seeds of the best arrangement for his future.

 
 

Grow fond of a simple life and build a home with his own hands

When he was 21 years old, Rick took a vacation and returned to Taitung in the off season of plumber/electrician in Taipei. By opportunity, he took some odd jobs as a handyman at a lodging and met with the friend who became the partners of building Original B&B together afterward. The short period of being back in Taitung unexpectedly made him realize that he actually liked the simple life pace in the countryside. With the skillset as a plumber/electrician, Rick started to work as a butler at a lodging. One day, as his friend asked if he would like to build his own lodging, Rick felt the impulse in his heart of having a space of his own. He resolutely embarked on transforming an old street house into the current Original B&B with the friend.

 

「“I’m fond of the concept of ‘home,᾿ and I᾿d blend my favorite styles and ambience in the space of my own.” Rick said, “When facing the reality of building a dream, the inner stirring and resolution are all you need!” While his eyes shone so bright with determination, mixing the pure passion of a big boy with the mature reflections, his blueprint of an ideal lodging has been brought to fruition as well.

 
 

Back to hometown, imbuing the rural village with new life

If you look at the logo of Original B&B closely, you᾿d find it is composed of four tools. The logo represents the process of Original B&B᾿s formation: Using the local building materials, revamping their original forms, and displaying them in the different space arrangements, for each traveler can find his or her own favorite unique style here in Original B&B. Rick explained that what initially inspired him was these simple ideas, but it was after the lodging was up for running, that he found more inspirations from interacting with the travelers. “It᾿s like friends visiting my house, and I introduce them different scenery, people, and stories, isn᾿t that amazing?” The innate passion that runs through Rick᾿s indigenous blood just adds warmth to the simple interaction between people.

 

As the root of his dream grew stronger, Rick also hopes that he can employ more influence and use Original B&B as an example to draw more young people to come back to their hometown. With endless impetus, the next project Rick wants to embark with his friend is to transform the cluster of old houses at Chishang into a new scenery with more cultural and tourist attraction. Infusing the land of his hometown with the persistence and energy of a big boy, Rick would light up the street lights with creativity and bring Chishang to move forward toward a better future.

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

+4

Collection
Max. guest: 2 people

NTD 2,000 ~ 3,400/room

doubleBedshower

Breakfast included, On the 2nd floor, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Small living room, LCD TV, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+4

Amber
Max. guest: 2 people

NTD 2,000 ~ 3,400/room

doubleBedshowerbalcony

Breakfast included, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, Balcony, LCD TV, Up to 1 extra person (more)

Price List
+4

Jazz
Max. guest: 2 people

NTD 2,000 ~ 3,400/room

doubleBedshowerbalcony

Breakfast included, On the 2nd floor, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Balcony, LCD TV, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+6

Ship
Max. guest: 2 people

NTD 2,000 ~ 3,400/room

doubleBedshower

Breakfast included, In-room bathroom, Separate bathroom and toilet, 1 double bed, LCD TV, Up to 1 extra person (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Stay with breakfast: Western style (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Holidays: Friday and Saturday
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, pillow, cover, personal toiletries and breakfast included, Extra person rate: NTD500 per person
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • Open for bookings up to 6 months in advance.
  • Please check with the lodging for details on continuous stay discount.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Cancellation and Postponement Policy

  • Refund for canceling your reservation due to personal reasons will be transferred according to the following rules:
    • 1.100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • 2.70% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 10 ~ 13 days prior to reservation date.
    • 3.50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 7 ~ 9 days prior to reservation date.
    • 4.40% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 4 ~ 6 days prior to reservation date.
    • 5.30% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 2 ~ 3 days prior to reservation date.
    • 6.20% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 1 days prior to reservation date.
    • 7.No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 14 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 12 months.
  • In case of natural disasters (such as earthquake, typhoon, etc.) and other circumstances of force majeure, when the local government announcing office and school closures,the full refund will be transferred
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Lodging Info

Location

  • 1.By car:Enter the address for GPS navigation.
  • 2.
    • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spot:
    • It is recommended to transfer from 豐年機場 by taxi: about 71 minutes, NTD1210 (time and fare are for reference only).
    • After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

No. 59, Zhonghua Rd., Chishang Township, Taitung County, Taiwan

Facility and Service

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space:Lobby, Small living room, Bar counter
  • Other Amenities:WiFi, Magazines, Books
  • Appliances:Water dispenser, Projector, Projector screen

Services

  • Travel information
  • Arts and cultural merchandise
  • Foreign language service including: English
  • Postcard mailing

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 18:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Due to the age of the lodging, sound insulation is poor, please walk quietly and lower your voice.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • The lodging will not provide Taiwan Uniform Invoice (tax declared receipt).
  • The following behaviors are not allowed: Drug using, excessive drinking, gambling, making loud noises, causing disturbances, setting off firecrackers, and any illegal acts. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations, charge for anything damaged or lost, and report to the police in the event of a violation.
  • Pets are allowed with prior notification to the lodging. We accommodate dogs of 8kg or less and up to 1 dog(s).
  • Please refer to and follow the pet policy as below:
    1. Pets are not allowed on the bed, sofa, or in the bathtub. Owners should bring their own carriers.
    2. Please do not let your pets pee or poo indoors, and please clean up pet waste in the outdoor areas.
    3. Please do not let pets bite or chew the furniture and fabrics in the room.
    4. Please bring the towel, food bowl, and water bowl for your pets, and do not use the items in the room.
    5. Pet towel, food bowl, and water bowl are provided, please refrain from mixed-use with humans.
    6. Any loud barking or meowing should be curtailed to ensure other guests are not disturbed.
    7. Pets must not be left in the room unattended.
    8. For male dogs, please wear physiological pants.
    9. For female dogs in heat, please wear menstrual pants.
    Any violation will lead to incur a cleaning fee of NTD1,500

Contact Info

Address
No. 59, Zhonghua Rd., Chishang Township, Taitung County, Taiwan

Mobile
+886-928-814-320
* Let the host know that you are a Dear b&b reader when booking, and you will get a limited postcard upon checking in!

Official Website
http://originalhouse.strikingly.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/OriginalAbout/

Email
vv814320@gmail.com

LINE ID
0928814320

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