Monday, March 12, 2012

The ShipHaus:Batuan, Bohol Philippines

Being an aspiring local traveler who would refuse a proposed all-expense paid trip to the 10th largest island in the country, BOHOL. Yes, I would have gone there before if not for a tragic situation that occurred in our family in 2009. It has been my dream to set foot into this marvelous, nature-rich island and discover Bohol’s popular attractions myself. Could it be true that opportunity only knock once? But I’ve got no regrets. I’d rather believe that things that are meant to happen will happen, regardless.

I believe though that my brother is much luckier than me. Let the image below be the proof.
He just uploaded it along with tons of other photos on his Facebook page recently and yes I am given the authority to grab any of them because even if I knew he would take pictures (not excessively as I do though) I still really had to politely ask him to take as much as he can and promptly said yes without a single question asked. He knew why. LOL!

Anyway, the above photo is called the SHIP HAUS. I actually didn’t have an idea it exist in Bohol until I saw it was featured in a local Sunday TV show not so long ago being the new island’s attraction added next to the most popular Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier Conservation Area and the (oh the beach I am so dying to experience myself) Panglao Island. I don’t think they have gone there yet.

More of the ShipHaus… I had to make a little research on this.

Inspired by his profession and the successes behind it, the owner retired Capt. Gaundencio Dumapias - a native in Bohol who was once a poor man and later become a successful sailor built this house in the middle of the fishing and farming village in Batuan, Bohol. Initially the house was not intended for business but when done it draws so much irresistible attention – made him (the owner) decide to open the house to the viewing public later.

And of course more than its amazing, a truly one of a kind structure, the ShipHaus is built to inspire other – young and old… that there is success when you pair hard work with constant determination.

Linking to Tuesday Travels.

23 comments:

michi said...

once pa lang ko nakapunta ng bohol. parang parami na ng parami yung dapat ko balikan, dami na new attractions na wala 5 years ago. hehe!

Sweet Balucanag said...

i've been here!

what i like at the shiphaus is that their staff is very accommodating. they're always ready for photo ops and they answered my endless questions without losing their patience. hehehe!!!

Ma. Novie Godmalin said...

Never been to bohol yet. we were planning to go this April but cancelled due to my visa application. It looks very unique, never ever in my entire life seen a structure like this. Tnx to your brother for letting you share this with us and also to you. :)

Bam said...

I love to come back at Bohol! I've been there one and it was way back 2008

Bam Amor said...

It's been a while since we went there at Bohol, How I wish makabalik kami this year Im sure marami na nagbago.

violy vallester said...

wow nice!! If artistic lang ako I will design my own house too.. kaso hindi e.. hehe.. Hope to visit Bohol soon! ;)

athena said...

i've been to bohol pero panglao lang. hmmm pero the shiphaus looks cool. so creative.

Sining Factory said...

Never been to Bohol yet but I definitely would love to visit the palce. That ShipHaus sounds cool huh. Akala ko barko talaga (na may mga halahalaman?) lol. Haha. But yeah, then nung nabas ako post mo, saka ko nafigure out. lol. Galing! :)

Sining Factory said...

Never been to Bohol yet but I definitely would love to visit the palce. That ShipHaus sounds cool huh. Akala ko barko talaga (na may mga halahalaman?) lol. Haha. But yeah, then nung nabas ako post mo, saka ko nafigure out. lol. Galing! :)

Bien Nonoy said...

malamang seaman o kapitan ng barko ang nagmamay-ari nito.

enzo said...

Bohol is better experienced with your own senses. I believe that one of these days, you'll be able to set foot on its soil. Until then.

Elal Jane Lasola said...

Just heard of this. Would love to visit it when I finally set foot in Bohol.

markpogi said...

Parang nakita ko na yang somewhere in Bohol. It could be just me.

anne said...

Yup the ship house looks so cool, never been to Bohol though wish I could pay a visit someday visiting from TT. Mine is up and its here Points of View of Travels and Places

anne said...

Mine is up and its here thanks Points of View of Travels and Places

myrnz ✿◕‿◕✿ said...

one of my wishes is going to Bohol ... Chocolate Hills... hope makarating ako this summer.. ShipHaus looks nice and unique, where is this Shiphaus ?

rc gweniful said...

interesting house. surprised haven't heard about it before. so this goes to my list of must-visit when in bohol

visiting via FBW

Mrites said...

i;ve seen this house last year on our way to the Chocolate Hills. I was also surprised that it got featured on TV:) I wish I took some photos of it.

Jhoveleen said...

Been there once but it was a long time ago. I heard that there are tons of improvements now.

Magkano kaya bayad to ride in that ShipHaus? lol

visiting u from FBW.

Jerla Oh lalala said...

mine is up mine is up mine is up mine is up http://www.tipsandexperience.com/2012/03/tt-mt-laguna.html


never been to this place, but i would love to go there if given the chance.

Gay Aida | Exotic Philippines said...

Saw this one on Rated K. It has a great view on the top and a high class on the inside. And note the owner of this house was really poor back then. Go manong!

Tita Beng said...

We passed by this house when we toured Bohol. We were impressed buy its architecture but didn't pay much attention to it. Didn't know that it is open for public viewing. Good for your brother that he paid special attention to it and took this photo!
Next time around, we will not miss seeing the interior of this Ship-house!

Travelholic said...

That's a nice history right there to be learned, Nance! I haven't been to Bohol myself as a tourist, nakatamak ra ko igo sa Tagbilaran kay stopover sa Superferry from Manila to CDO. Other than it, wala na jud, taman nalang sa pics. Hopefully soon! :)

Visiting for last week's TT as a host! Thanks for your share! Hope you don't stop joining as I always enjoyed your share! Linky for this week is now up, just so you know! :)

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