Sunday, May 29, 2016

30% Off OneCity BigBrother & SmallCousin

Make your booking now to enjoy a 30% off for all bookings in June.  We rarely run any promotion, so grab it while it lasts.  We have just recently repainted and rewrapped our sofas.


* only for bookings in June 2016.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Seminar & Conference Space Now Available at Empire Subang.




We have party places, accommodation places, wedding house and orchard retreat, however, we don't have a really formal space for seminar & conference.  We have one now at our first & original Boutel Loft at Empire Subang.
It is the best place to host your seminar or conference or even your product launch.  Its location is perfect as it is just above Empire Gallery at Subang Jaya, with upcoming LRT station only 100m away.  The place is easy to configure to your own liking.  There are 7 tables, 16 chairs, 2 lounge chairs & 1 sofa bench.  The place can host about 16 guests for your seminar.   More chairs & table can be arranged.

The unit also comes with a loft which can sleep 4 adults, just in case you are coming from out station or too troublesome to go home for your busy seminar.  There is sound system & a big TV that can connect to your computer.

Fees:
Morning 8am - 12pm, Noon 1pm - 5pm : RM299/session
Whole Day 8am - 6pm : RM499
Overnight 8am - 10am next day : RM799

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Landed House with A Pool, Tree House & Much More


We didn't post it earlier, cause shortly after the house was ready, someone has rented it for 6 months.  The tenancy has ended and now we are offering it to the public.

It is a nice house with 5 rooms that sleep many.  Rent it for your wedding, accommodation or a birthday gathering.  You & your guests will be surprised by it.

Rent it for only RM1000/night.  Check out http://www.boutel.my/p/puchong.html.







Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Durian Feast Time

I have talked about my permaculture place last year and have been quiet ever since.  I have been working hard on this piece of land.  So far, the first guest cabin is being built, and hopefully, by September I can start hosting nature lovers to spend some nights there.

Now that it is durian season, and my land is a durian orchard, I would like to welcome all of you to come for a durian buffet.  The durians are mostly organic, no chemical fertilizer nor pesticide was used.  Trees were left to grow naturally and the durians taste yummy according to most who have tasted it.

The price is RM30/head for a all you can eat buffet.  There are D24, D2, D88, SanSin & Kampung.  Most trees are fairly old, especially the kampung.  Some of the durians taste like butter, and will leave your lips oiled!

If you are interested, please kindly email to empiretrio@gmail.com or whatsapp to 016-661 3178.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Boutel Puchong - Building a Gabion Wall Villa

Our first landed house and it is the house I have been living for 10 years.  It is now available for you to rent & enjoy for a memorable vacation stay.  Everything that I wanted to do when I was living in, I have done them now: Koi pond, Rock wall villa, Treehouse, Sand Pit, Pool, Roof top space, Japanese Ofuro bathtub & more.

It was supposed to be a 1-2 months long project, which dragged to almost 6 months.  Many mistakes were done, mainly I should have sub'ed the project out rather than hiring workers to do it.  Again, working with foreign labours is dangerous, they would simply stop work without notice.  I have had 2 groups that ran away, causing for the delay.  So, next time, I will break the project down to smaller sub projects that I then sub out.  It will make cost control easier, and time management more manageable.  Also, almost all workers you talked to will tell you that they know how to do the work you want.  I wanted to do a rock wall(gabion wall) room, and I have showed them the pictures, in the end, they have never done it, and I had to teach them how to do it.  Be reminded that I have never done it myself, I have seen people done it, and was told how to do it, but never actually done it.  I actually tried to do it in the failed project in Penang, but I couldn't get it erected.  Had to get someone to help, but I was away when they were building the wall, so I didn't actually get to see how it was built.




This wall took 2-3 months to construct.  Each day, one can only lay about 30-50 rocks.  I have done few mistakes, mainly I was trying to find perfect fit, and it was time consuming.  The easier way is to lay cement on top of the rock before laying another rock on top.  The layer of cement will make the seam look better and you don't need close to perfect match, plus the cement would close the holes between rocks.  Now, I am left with thousands of holes, and during heavy rain, water seeps in.

The hardest part of constructing the wall is the edges.  It is not easy to find rocks that are square on one side, and it is even harder to stack them up nicely.  You should find a plank & do water level with them.  I didn't, and the edges are all crooked.  Even the wall is wavy.  Nonetheless, I am happy with the end result.  I am sure the next wall I build will be a better one.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Permaculture Retreat

I have been wondering how to run my coming retreat.  One of my ideas is to do it as a permaculture village + retreat.




To run as a permaculture village is not easy, it needs someone to be there full time, and I don't think I can do that for now.  As of this, I am considering opening part of the land as a permaculture village to the enthusiasts.  You are welcome to stay for free in return of your work & knowledge.  You will need to work towards of building the village up in a sustainable way.  I will support you monetarily with the materials & supplies.  Does it sound good & fair?  Drop me an email to further discuss.  empiretrio@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Boutel Retreat is coming soon

We have finally found a piece of orchard land, and are brainstorming on ideas of what to build, to do and how to run it.  If you are interested, please feel free to contribute your ideas, knowledge or to join us in building our retreat.

Basically here are the ideas that I have for this retreat:
- eco friendly
- somehow sustainable in design
- fruit forest & kitchen garden
- very unique building design, the more crazy the better.
- we intend to build the cabins ourselves, so we will need someone who share the same interest to join us.

The land is nice, and is currently a durian orchard.  There are quite a variety of fruits already growing there, we intend to add more.  There is a river that runs through the land, and water is crystal clear.  We want to build a natural swimming pool in the river!  There is also a forest reserve next to our land and it is on a hill, so hiking into the hill is possible.  We will need hikers to help create a hiking trail.

We are excited, and we can't wait to get it done asap.  Hopefully, by June 2015 we can host you guys there.

If you are an architect, farmer, artist, and etc, and you think you can help us, or we can help you, please contact us, empireTrio@gmail.com.