การปรับที่อยู่อาศัยเดิมเป็น "โฮมสเตย์" ของชมรมอนุรักษ์ธรรมชาติและสิ่งแวดล้อม ต.ปลายโพงพาง อ.อัมพวา จ.สมุทรสงคราม / นราธิป ผลบุณยรักษ์ = A potential development of existig residence for homestay by the Nature and Environmental Conservation Group at Plai Phong Phang Sub-District, Amphawa District in Samut Songkhram Province / Narathip Pholbunyarak
To explore, from the past until the present, the patterns in developing the existing accommodation for the homestay project of the Natural and Environmental Conservation Group in Plai Phong Phang Sub-district, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Province. The study provides some guidelines for development and suggestions for problem solving. The research instruments were interview questions, questionnaires and field surveys for physical exploration in terms of building use and the development of the existing accommodation. Nineteen homestay families of the Natural and Environmental Conservation Group in Plai Phong Phang Sub-district, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Province participated in the study. The findings for the study reveal that. 1. In the past, traditional Thai-style houses in the central region had a unique design. That is, most of the functional areas were inside the house, while the restroom was built outside. To take a baht, one went to the canal next to the house or used the water from the canal which was put in a big water vat and mixed with a piece of potash alum to form sediment before the water could be used. In addition, regarding drinking water, one stored the water from the rain in the vat under the house. However, the study finds that the current housing has restrooms, the shower room, bathrooms, and kitchens extended outside and inside the houses while maintaining the traditional Thai-style architecture. The renovations have resulted from the changing economic and social situations in recent times which led to the renovated areas being used for tourists. Accordingly, the natural and environmental conservation concept has deviated. 2. Out of these 19 homestay families, 14 families or 73.68% did not renovated their houses, whereas 5 families or 26.32% renovated the restroom and the kitchen. 3. Guidelines for development the existing residence and suggestions for problem solving are as follows: In terms of the physical aspects, proper knowledge and understanding in renovating the originalThai-style houses should be provided. To solve problems in the adjustment of the existing residencial homestay of the Natural and Environmental Conservation Group, there should be a government sector or representative, such as the Tourist Authority of Thailand, the provincial community development division or the university researcher in the area of Thai architecture, to be in charge of and give close advice for the purpose of further conservation. With respect to the social issue, since the traditional lifestyle does not fit the new way of life, there is still a lack of development in various aspects. The government sector should provide financial support. The fluctuations in tourism have caused uncertainty in revenues. Also, the houses are deteriorating because there is no funding for renovation.