Upcycle your homestay while traversing central Vietnam

By Vo Thanh   January 2, 2020 | 10:54 am GMT+7

A 'go green' homestay in ancient town Hue offers nature enthusiast a unique space decked out with recycled materials at a reasonable price.

Front view of Hue Eco Homestay, situated about 2 km from downtown Hue, capital of Thua Thien Hue Province.The owner wants to inspire guests with the idea of protecting the environment and limiting the use of plastic.

Front view of Hue Eco Homestay, situated about 2 km from downtown Hue, capital of Thua Thien Hue Province.

The owner wants to inspire guests with the idea of protecting the environment and limiting the use of plastic.

When entering the house, visitors can enjoy flower pots made out of plastic bottles created by the owners and students in the area.

When entering the house, visitors can enjoy flower pots made out of plastic bottles created by the owners and students in the area.

The homestay has four double rooms each costs between VND270,000-290,000 ($11.71-12.58) and a room for six people that costs VND100,000 per person ($4.34)

The homestay has four double rooms each priced between VND270,000-290,000 ($11.6-12.5) and a room for six at VND100,000 ($4.3) per person.

Emptied containers repurposed as chairs.

Emptied containers repurposed as chairs.

The kitchen has over 28-meter-square floor area is decorated with a table made out of old pipes and kitchen-base made with metal barrels. 

The kitchen covers an over 28-square-meter floor area decorated with a table made of old pipes and kitchen-base made with metal barrels redesigned by high school students. 

Emptied glass bottles combined to make a new chandelier.

Emptied glass bottles combined to make a new chandelier.

In some sections, the walls are constructed of plastic bottles filled with waste instead of regular bricks.

In some sections, the walls are constructed of plastic bottles filled with waste instead of regular bricks.

A wall inside the homestay with the message Khong chu biet khi mo, a local way of saying When if not now.

A wall inside the homestay with the message "When if not now."

This wash basin is made of a rubber tyre and aluminum brass, while the fuel pump nozzle serves as faucet.

This wash basin is made of a rubber tyre and aluminum brass, while the fuel pump nozzle serves as faucet.

 
 
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