Determining the etymological origin of the term bungalow leads us to make clear that it is an Anglo-Hindu word. And it is the result of "bangala", a word in the Hindi language that means "house in the style of Bengal", which was used by the English, adapting it, to shape the word that occupies us now.
Bengal must be said that it is an Indian city that has the peculiarity that its homes are built using only wood.
A bungalow is a kind of cabin or house of reduced dimensions that, in general, is oriented to tourism . It is a simple construction, with a single floor or floor, which has the basic comforts.
For example: “I already booked a bungalow facing the sea to spend the summer holidays”, “My grandfather lives in the mountains and has a bungalow complex”, “I think it will be cheaper if we rent a bungalow and not go to a hotel”.
It can be said that a bungalow is a somewhat rustic housing . It is often built in natural tourist areas, such as a Beach, a saw or a forest . By design, the bungalow seeks practicality, lacking superfluous spaces. A tourist bungalow, beyond the number of beds present, usually has a kitchen / dining room and a bathroom, in addition to furniture, television and other appliances or appliances.
In a broader sense, a bungalow can be any home with the aforementioned characteristics, even if it is for permanent use (that is, a fixed residence). The bungalows are common in the periphery of certain cities of the U.S , being chosen by people of advanced age for retirement (especially since, when presenting all the facilities on the ground floor, they are comfortable constructions for those who have displacement problems).
On the other hand, in some regions, a house is also known as a bungalow two floors or floors . Define precisely what a bungalow is, therefore, forces us to pay attention to the context .
Retaking its pronunciation, in English-speaking countries they tend to accentuate it in the first syllable, turning the "u" into one of the sounds similar to our "a" and "w", in a "u" (since in English that letter is not called "double v", but "double u"). In the rest of the world there are several versions, which generally vary by accentuation (they turn the term into acute), by the pronunciation of the "u" as we would in Spanish, by the omission of the "w" or by pronounce it as a "v".
In spite of the simplicity that the bungalow represents in its original form, at present it can be a house that perfectly fits all the needs of its users, especially when it is rented to tourists in beach areas, since in these cases one is looking for experience of absolute comfort.
Taking into account the important boom that, at the tourist level, the bungalow has experienced, it is common for many people to come across accommodations like him and not know how to identify them compared to other types. Thus, for example, the main difference between a wooden cabin and a bungalow is that the first one has a completely transparent interior, it does not have any type of distribution. However, in the other construction there are separate rooms.
Regarding its use as seasonal housing holiday, the bungalow is usually found in areas surrounded by nature, although well connected with urban centers and close to all basic services, such as supermarkets and restaurants. When its green environment is combined with its rustic appearance, an aspect is generated that encourages rest, disconnection of obligations and the rhythm of the city.
While the bungalow is a very simple type of house, this does not mean that it cannot be spacious; In fact, it is designed to accommodate a minimum of two people and is usually chosen by families with children and groups of friends. With regard to prices, it is necessary to highlight that in most cases it is considerably cheaper than a hotel, although everything depends on the needs of each person; In a bungalow, for example, users are expected to cook and carry out cleaning tasks, something that does not tempt those who seek absolute peace.
Precisely the price is the main reason that many people when traveling and enjoying a vacation choose to stay in a bungalow. However, they also do it for these other reasons:
• It gives them greater independence, freedom and less control than what is in a hotel.
• They do not have to be subject to the breakfast, lunch or dinner schedules of hotel establishments.
• They can feel more like they are at home.
• It does not require having to "endure" other annoying customers or the noise generated in a hotel due to cleanliness, for example.