13 EXAMPLES OF BAD DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Throughout this book, we have given many examples of well designed ecolodges and shown what many tourists like in terms of interior decoration, architecture, use of natural materials, landscaping and lighting. In this section, we have shown some bad design examples so you can see what tourists don’t like, to help you avoid making these mistakes in your own ecolodge.

EXAMPLES OF BAD DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Exposed PVC pipes & broken toilet seat

Ugly and slippery floor tiles

Neon lights are too bright & unattractive

What a mess!
 

Metal bars in the window are unattractive and prison-like

This room is not decorated and there is nowhere to hang clothes

These steps are too steep and there is no handrail

Parking should not be in front of guestrooms

Do not use plastic furniture or
synthetic fabrics

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

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