Ecological accommodation : what is it ?

You see it more and more often in your search for accommodation. But what is ecological accommodation ?

1. What is ecological accommodation ?

It is an establishment that meets criteria guaranteeing respect for the environment, most of which are labelled.

We can therefore find :

  • Unusual accommodation (cabin, caravan, etc.)
  • Ecolodge or ecogîte
  • Youth hostels
  • Camping
  • Holiday village
  • One to five star hotels

These accommodations are designed, built and operated in accordance with responsible environmental and social principles.

Ideally they use renewable energy and promote sustainable development and waste minimisation.

2. The labels to look for

If you want to stay in an ecological accommodation you can look for the following labels :

  • La clef verte : with 603 establishments labelled in France and more than 2700 establishments in 56 countries, it is the first international environmental label for tourist accommodation and catering.
  • Eco gîte : a label designed by Gites de France. These are accommodations designed or restored using techniques or materials recognised as having a low impact on the environment.
  • Eco label
  • Gites panda : houses built in the heart of a protected area to which the WWF grants its label under certain conditions.

And don’t forget, the eco responsible approach works both ways. So remember to sort your waste, consume locally and reduce your water and energy consumption during your stay!

So how about an ecological holiday ?

The most extraordinary film houses

Ah the cinema ! In addition to dreaming about the plasticity of actors and actresses, we tend to appreciate their houses a lot! The StyQR team offers you a small tour of the most beautiful houses (according to us) of the cinema. An opportunity for you to discover, or rediscover, certain films.

1. Zabriskie Point (1970)

How can you resist ? A huge glass villa with a breathtaking view ! We said yes !

A film by Michelangelo Antonioni, Zabriskie Point is a masterpiece whose soundtrack was largely composed by Pink Floyd ! As pleasing to the eye as to the ear.

2. Diamonds are forever (1971)

This seventh part of the James Bond series produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli is known in France as Chaud les Glaçons ! Personally, we prefer Diamonds are Forever.

In 2016, it was on sale for 8 billion dollars !

3. Ironman (2008)

This villa remains for us one of the most breathtaking. On the edge of a cliff, bright and clear, you could almost ask Tony Stark for the keys !

Another villa for sale, for … 14 million euros !

4. Twilight (2008)

Would you have guessed that this article was written by a girl ? The Cullen house immediately came to mind !

Called the Hoke House, this splendid wooden house in the heart of the forest makes us want to go hiking and have a fire.

5. Gatsby the Magnificent (2013)

Do you also relive those scenes of wild parties ? Of luxury and chandeliers on all sides? The other side of the coin? Gatsby lives alone and dies alone.

You want to buy it? For 14 million it’s yours. It’s a gift, isn’t it ?

However, the house that inspired Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s book is no longer visible because it has been razed to the ground for a bigger housing project.

What is your favourite film house ? Tell us in the comments !

And if you want to get away from it all, come with us to New Aquitaine !

Pareto's Law: its application to rentals

Do you know the Pareto law? Applicable to many sectors, it is particularly well adapted to renting and will be of great help to you. We explain you why.

1. Pareto's Law what is it ?

This law, initiated by Vilfredo Pareto, is a type of power law. Its theoretical basis? The 80-20 principle, called Pareto’s Principle.

Thus, on this principle, acting on 20% of the causes allows to solve 80% of the problem. This makes it possible to identify which lever to press to significantly improve the situation.

2. How is it used for rental?

It’s simple !

1/ Identify the 20% of sites that bring you 80% of your bookings. It takes time, it may take you a few months to identify them but it is very important.

2/Focus on these sites and write a complete and attractive ad. Here again, take the time to describe your home and present its atypical aspects, what makes it unique, what there is to do around…

3/ Update your ad often. Change the pictures according to the seasons, the equipment you add, the new sanitary measures…


To help you write your ad, you can get inspiration from the ads of  superhosts Airbnb.

What do you think of this application? Do you find it relevant? We think that to group its efforts on some ads and to refine them is a very good thing!