I visited Irinjalakuda house designed and built by me about two years back with my client for whom I am building house at Kuruppampady, Perumbavoor today
Only the old parents of my client is staying in the five bed room 4000 sft house. They are using only one bed room now. Rests of the rooms are simply kept locked. House is kept neat and tidy.
I have noticed the advantage of practically an open area comprising of foyer (where you enter the house through main door), Living, dining, stair way and Lounge where you reach after climbing stair. On two sides of stair which has a larger landing space in the middle as big as an inner balcony, there are two long round columns going full height to roof top of the house giving added elegance to the house.Foyer,Living and dining are separated only by open passages with decorative round pillars on both sides. On one side of the Family living space comprising dining area, you have common toilet and bed rooms on both sides. On the other side you have spacious kitchen connected with Utility area. Pictures show this area and stair
As the two old persons are practically having no activity there, I thought why they cannot use the large house with typical Kerala Architecture features and modern facilities to be used as a Home stay for foreign tourists. This will bring in regular income and will make the two of them staying there busy interacting with tourists and talking to them on Kerala and making them feel and experience Kerala Life, food and habits