When I read different posts and writings about ecotourism I have yet to read anything about India Homestays. It seems to me that they are probably a type of accommodation that has the least impact on the environment. For one, they are already there because it is a home that is opened up for visitors so no building occurs. Because it is a home, they can only accommodate small numbers, again less intrusive on the environment. They help the indigenous population because it is people of that country that open up their homes. Most of the Homestays in the directory offer local organic meals and are very conscious of the environment, another plus.
All of the Homestays on Eco Tropical Resorts are located in India. I have been contacted by so many of them. In fact, today I added two new India Homestays. Perhaps other countries can follow suit or maybe they are and I am just not aware of them. If you know of any other countries that offer Homestays, please let me know via posting here on my blog or emailing me at eco @ eco-tropicalresorts.com. Do remove the spaces in the email.