How a former Oil & Gas employee came to an idea of eco hostel? Everything is always simple. My story begins when I was in a high school. I dropped school in a last year and went to serve in an army. When I came back from army, I had an opportunity to start my career in Oil & Gas. I was not fond of industry, but full coverage insurance and decent salary made a choice for me. When you are, a school drop out in Azerbaijan, with no higher education and just finished service in army, the choice is pretty much made for you. However, I don't regret those years in Oil & Gas. I tried to escape thoughts of the damage that the industry does to the nature by diving into the art. I was fascinated by the beauty of metal construction and rigs. Ever since I kid I was interested in machinery, and growing up I liked spend time with my motorcycle, cleaning and fixing it. I believe that the metal is a natural resource as plants, trees, rivers, mountains and seas.
One day I was home and was dying to smoke a cigarette, however I had no lighter. As I never run from challenges I made a lighter from home materials, and I loved it. This is how my metal craftsmanship started. Ever since, I made and sold hundreds of lighters and never stopped working with metal. One day I met Emin and we matched win our ideas, life perception and mindsets. We both loved to travel, meet new people and share experiences. With every minute of talking the idea was becoming more and more feasible. A green place for travelers around the world, where they can share their stories, find a local advice and celebrate nature. We decided do dive into ZION adventure, though many people were saying that it will not work out. Eco conscious hostel in a city with no trees? Well, come to ZION and you will see that there is no such thing as impossible, when you have passion and a good friend.