We have learned that the careful management of existing dwellings for home stays is beneficial not only to guests and hosts, but also in significantly reducing the carbon footprint that comes along with the construction of new buildings. Resources are becoming scarce day by day and modern materials are replacing traditional techniques. Attempts to minimize physical development in order to reduce adverse environmental impacts are possible by rehabilitating, renovating and reusing existing, inhabited structures. Infrastructural barriers were mistakenly assumed as one of the major impediments for economically less-advantageous groups to participate in tourism enterprises. But people have been living in their basic homes with the tradition of welcoming and accommodating guests for centuries - according to their individual means. Modern tourism models have failed to recognize that these houses and hosts can fulfill visitors’ expectations and needs to a greater extent if given the opportunity. Home Stay provides the medium to fill this gap. Increasing locals’ stake in Nepal’s tourism industry is another important key to uplift quality of life. Home Stay, with its rotational or revolving authority within the community, helps to avoid elite capture. Women mostly run home stays, so supporting women’s income is also one of our major principles.