What started out as a simple story of me going back to build a house in my hometown, has evolved through a few phases…from myself and David Suzuki building an off the grid, “Green” house, to me putting a cute B&B for people to rent. But after meeting with some folks from Newfoundland Tourism, the town of Burlington, and a few other geniuses, I have decided I want to build a 4-5 room, modern, upscale, fully sustainable, boutique Eco-luxe Inn with the hopes that it will draw adventurous travelers to my hometown so that they can experience what I have been bragging about for years; That rural Newfoundland is one of the most amazing places on earth!
The construction will be televised as a 12 part, nationally broadcast, documentary series on the W Network called Majumder Manor. Check out the Facebook page for udpates and more info!
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BSM MANOR is a not for profit fund that will eventually provide business support to entrepreneurs in the Burlington-Smith’s Harbour-Middle Arm area. This social enterprise will help fuel an economic engine that will contribute to a new, significant tourism destination on the Baie Verte Peninsula, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The overall community development project includes the construction of a community greenhouse and business called “Hummock View Greens”, luxury cabins and eventually a 5 room lodge and restaurant.
This project will compliment the existing attractions of the Fleur-de-Lys Dorset Quarry, King’s Point Pottery and the soon to be established Whale Pavilion Tour. It will encourage tourists to turn off onto route 410 and represents a significant tourism development in Central Newfoundland.
The Burlington Community Business Initiative and BSM Manor hope to aid entrepreneurs in these ways:
*The BCBI and BSM Manor will give preference to applications that respect the environment and the traditions of the area. We encourage the use of local products, the creation of high quality crafts and an architectural infrastructure rooted in traditions of the area as well as the promotion of healthy living and good nutrition through the development of recreation alternatives, guest suites, heritage gardens, greenhouses and local fishing enterprises.
The fund already has applications from people who want to establish quad/snowmobile safaris and kayak tours of Green Bay. Other potential initiatives could center around berry picking, boat building, fresh bread baking, scuba-diving, hunting, fishing and hiking.
Like many rural places in Newfoundland, residents typically must travel to other provinces for months at a time to work at seasonal jobs. The BCBI and BSM Manor hope to reverse this trend and give residents a viable employment alternative close to home.
Binder, Shaun Majumder's alter ego on This Hour has 22 Minutes, is a hilarious, sweaty and nervous reporter with a strong accent!
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