Airbnb-Style Housing Launches In Nepal
To boost their international reputation and tourism, Nepali villagers are fitting out their houses as pseudo Bed & Breakfasts to accomodate foreign travelers.
Villagers in Nepal are battling preconceived notions of their country by using creative models to attract tourists, this is quickly becoming a popular destination referred to as “the homestay village.” After a decade-long conflict that ended in 2006, local communities in villages like Ghalegaun, which is approximately 60 miles West of the Nepali capital Kathmandu, are inviting distant travelers into their homes. Reported in Reuters:
‘Come as guests, go as friends is out motto,’ said Gurung, 50, who lives in the stone hut that has been set up with rooms with clean beds and toilets to accommodate visitors in this hill-top village overlooking some of the world’s tallest peaks.