Before you start building your ecolodge, visit one of the examples above to see what the builders have done right and wrong, and then plan how you can do better.
Another place where you can see many good examples of ecolodges is on the internet at www.ecoclub.com
For further reference, section 14 of this manual has some sample architectural drawings that can be used as a basis for the design of an ecolodge. On the CD-ROM attached to this manual are complete AutoCAD drawings and materials lists for a number of sample bungalows. (See page 24-27).
8 DESIGNING AND BUILDING AN ECOLODGE IN THE LAO PDR • SUGGESTIONS FOR LOCAL INVESTORS