5 • BUNGALOWS OR MULTI-ROOM LODGES

An ecolodge resort can be composed of a set of single or double room bungalows, dormito- ries, tree-houses, a boat or a single, multi-room building like a guesthouse. You can select just one or a combination of the above structures for your ecolodge, but it is best to keep the project to a common design theme. Factors that will affect your decision are how much land you have, location, slope of the land, how much you will charge for your rooms, target markets, and how much money you have to invest. Nicely designed single or double bungalows are a popular choice because you can start with a small number of units and expand as you acquire more investment capital. Even if you do not build all structures at
the same time, you should have a master plan and “vision” about what you want the project to look like 10 years in the future.

ECOLODGE DESIGN CONCEPTS

SINGLE LODGE 1

DORMITORY

GUESTHOUSE

DOUBLE LODGE



MASTER PLAN

DORMITORY AND COMMUNITY HALL

11 DESIGNING AND BUILDING AN ECOLODGE IN THE LAO PDR SUGGESTIONS FOR LOCAL INVESTORS

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