- Čims (Bear) Guest House
- Čims (Bear) Studio Suite
- Quʔušin (Raven) Tiny Home
- Saasin (Hummingbird) Tiny Home
All Units Sleep 4, Full Kitchen and Located on Hwy 4 in Port Alberni
Stay Here and Travel There For Your Personal or Professional Accommodation Needs. Indigenous Hosts Ed & Naomi Nicholson Look Forward to You Hosting You
Ed and Naomi Nicholson have operated Chims Guest House since July 11, 2018 in the Nuu-chah-nulth Territory in Port Alberni. čims means Bear in the Nuu-chah-nulth Barkley dialect. To Help Guests Pronounce and Spell the Word, the Nicholson's added the "h" in Chims.
Naomi studied at the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Oahu, Hawaii and is a Certified First Host Indigenous Customer Service Trainer. When teaching First Host, the program would talk about indigenizing your space by décor or name, teaching people parts of the language. Naomi would say to her participants "Why isn't someone creating our own indigenous designed lodging and experiences, Mexico and Hawaii Have found a commercial way to showcase and preserve the culture."
Fast forward many years later Naomi and Ed had a chance to build their dream home with commercial zoning usage. Now they have expanded from One (1) Guest House (A Detached Building Like a Cabin) to add another Guest House (čims Studio Suite) and 2 Custom Park Model Tiny Homes.
Ed and Naomi Look Forward to Hosting You!