Haystome

THE STORY BEHINDS HAYSTOME

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OUR STORY

Haystome is the best digital platform to provide booking services for various authentic art Experiences in Cambodia. Basically, Haystome is a connecting platform created to help the local artists in Cambodia and change the way of travelling for the tourists. Our goal is divided into two parts which are short-term and long-term. For short-term goal we want to recruit the artists in Cambodia to host the Masterclass for the tourists who are passionate, interested or want to experience the authenticity of art. Our long-term goal is to transform the whole Cambodia into the cultural and local experience with the Homestay which is hosted by artists to provide the tourists with exclusive experience of local Cambodia culture. In case you do not notice Haystome is the reverse of Homestay. 

Haystome is founded by 3 Cambodian university students who are passionate in solving the problem regarding the SDG 8(Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 11(Sustainable cities and communities). Haystome empowers local artisans to enable the micro-entrepreneur mindset for the communities and strengthen the economic through the services which are provided by our business. Meanwhile, we assemble new way to experience things for travelers

Where did this idea come from?

At first, when we went to Angkor Wat, the place was too mainstream. After we got in, we saw various sculptures on temples at Angkor Wat, then we wondered how these sculptures are made. Coincidently, when we went to the local market, we saw some handmade products are on sale. We questioned ourselves on how those items are made. After sometimes, we had an idea. What if we create an authentic masterclass experiences in which both the travelers and artisans can benefit from? For a while, we have conducted survey and we found out that most artisans in Cambodia make less than 100 USD per month in low season and less than 300$ per month in high season. Simultaneously, most travelers complain whenever they travel to Cambodia, it is too mainstream and not many new things to experience. Hence, we have come up with the idea which is called “Haystome”. Haystome is a connecting platform which is connects travelers with artisans to enjoy authentic experience of masterclasses.

How we evolved

Initially, when Haystome is established the original idea is to create the homestay with artisans for travelers to explore about the culture of local people and expose to the depth of arts from artisans directly. Fun fact, if you reverse say in a reverse of “Haystome”, it is “Homestay”. However, after some time of working with the original idea, we have shaped the idea into hosting masterclasses with the artisans. Then, we won a competition of Smart-Start 2 and received 4000 USD to continue with our idea. Right now, we are ready to welcome you to experience our authenticity of arts with us. Now you should be ready too, because we are going to get you to experience the authenticity and explore the culture of the local.

– Aha! Moment: Around 1 year and half, we have around 15 partners in Siem Reap and 5 partners in Phnom Penh of Cambodia. More are coming to join us to build this strong community. What are you waiting for? Book to experience and join our community, today.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Saravuth

" A great platform for people who are interested in our Cambodian culture. Too learn and too keep it as experiences. "

Vongcheng

" Probably the first art service in Cambodia. A platform to share our exclusive culture. "

Dane Saret

" Haystome will give a the best experience ever. The Haystome team were on hand to translate. Highly recommend and makes a great gift for someone. "

Chanyikearaingsey

" This is so unique. I hope everyone supports our talented and creative local people for their art-craft passed by their Ancestor."

How it Work?

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Since 2018

sreypov

SreyPov

Ambassador
"Haystome, where I found sth special that promote Cambodia better with the heart full of love and care to our country."
Sorpiash

Sorpiash

Facilitator
"As teamwork of Haystome, I figured out many new experiences, activities, and culture sharing from everyone here. Moreover, I could learn a new skill and knowledge from other people to improve myself at the same time. This is not only can nurture my team spirit but it’s nurturing my own capacity as well."
Vannlida

Vannlida

Facilitator
"Visiting temples in Cambodia would be awesome for you, whereas caving a sculpture with local is so much fun deep understanding."
thika

ThiKa

Facilitator
"Get into the deep learning of our culture and traveling and meeting new people at the same time? Join our team, HAYSTOME! Be bold and do things the ordinary fear. You never know once you try."
Leng-leng

Leng Leng

Facilitator
"I love being in a team of HAYSTOME Ambassadors and facilitators as a small family like this. For me "Every moment in HAYSTOME is precious". And the thing I really delighted the most is " the meaningful works we have done for our Khmer Arts, Artisans, and Culture as well."
Pisey

Pisey

Facilitator
“Hello. I am Pisey. A part of hastome in Siem Reap. I would like see our culture and our people going together nicely. HAYSTOME is a team who let everyone happy amd smile from pure heart. Join with HAYSTOME to bring our people smiling.”
Reach

Reach

Ambassador
“Hello, my name is reach and I really enjoy working with haystome. I am able to discover a lot about my culture, meet new people and share the wonders my country has to offer.”
Samnang

Samnang

Facilitator
‘Hi~ My name is Samnang EAM, just called me Sam~ I work with Haystome. I want to make new friends, learn and to help share Cambodia’s art and culture ~ 😇’
Panha

Panha

Facilitator
“My name is Panha or just call me Pan. I always be ready for the new challenge. Explore 4 More”