Lodging


Lodging

Lodging or a holiday accommodation is a type of residential accommodation. People who travel and stay away from home for more than a day need lodging for sleep, rest, safety, shelter from cold temperatures or rain, storage of luggage, and access to common household functions.

They do that in a hotel, hostel or hostal, a private home (commercially, i.e. a bed and breakfast or guest house place, vacation rental, or non-commercially, with members of hospitality services or in the home of friends), in a tent, caravan/camper (often on a campsite). In addition there are make-shift solutions.

Sleeping is typically done lying in a bed, or more generally on a soft surface, such as also an air mattress, a couch, etc. Some trains have sleeping cars.

Sometimes people sleep sitting, because lying is not possible, e.g. in a train (if not in a sleeping car), a bus, a seat in a waiting room, a bench on the street or in a park, etc. Inclinable seats allow something between sitting and lying. Whether lying on a row of seats is possible and comfortable depends e.g. on the presence of arm rests, and whether they can be moved up. In some public places lying would be possible but is not permitted.

Lodging may also refer to when cereal crops fall over, often due to wind or rain pressure, making grain harvest difficult. See also Growth regulators.

ee also

* Boarding house
* American Youth Hostels
* Backpacking
* Homelessness
* Hostel
* Hostelling International
* House in multiple occupation
* Human positions
* Public space
* Sleeping in public transport
* Single Room Occupancy
* Tourism
* List of types of lodging

External links

* [http://www.krakow-tourism.com/ Krakow accommodation]


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  • lodging — early 14c., encampment; late 14c., temporary accommodation; place of residence, verbal noun from LODGE (Cf. lodge) (v.). Related: Lodgings …   Etymology dictionary

  • lodging — [n] accommodation for rent abode, address, apartment, bed and breakfast, boarding house, camp, castle, chambers, cover, domicile, dorm, dwelling, habitation, harbor, home, hostel, hotel, inn, lodge, lodgment, motel, palace, pied à terre, place,… …   New thesaurus

  • lodging — ► NOUN 1) a temporary place of residence. 2) (lodgings) a rented room or rooms, usually in the same residence as the owner …   English terms dictionary

  • lodging — [läj′iŋ] n. [ME loggyng: see LODGE, vt.] 1. the act of one that lodges 2. a place to live in, esp. temporarily; quarters 3. [pl.] a room or rooms rented in a private home …   English World dictionary

  • lodging — UK [ˈlɒdʒɪŋ] / US [ˈlɑdʒɪŋ] noun [uncountable] Word forms lodging : singular lodging plural lodgings a) a place that you pay to live in temporarily, for example when you are visiting an area board and lodging (= meals and a room): She did all the …   English dictionary

  • lodging — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a place to live ; dwelling b. lodgment 3b 2. a. (1) sleeping accommodations < found lodging in the barn > (2) a temporary place to stay < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lodging — [[t]lɒ̱ʤɪŋ[/t]] lodgings 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl If you are provided with lodging or lodgings, you are provided with a place to stay for a period of time. You can use lodgings to refer to one or more of these places. He was given free lodging… …   English dictionary


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