The Himachal Pradesh Home Stay, Scheme 2008 came into force on the date notification, July 15, 2008 (Clause 3).
The Clause 4 defines three keywords:
A country-side, a well-kept, and an easily accessible private house in rural area
A country-side house means a house located in a farm house, an orchard, a tea garden and so forth.
The house that can offer 1-3 guestrooms with attached toilets for tourists
The home stay promoters may submit an application for registering the country-side home stays under the Scheme 2008.
An area within Himachal Pradesh
An area spreading beyond the boundaries of constitutional urban local bodies, including Municipal Corporation, Nagar Panchayat, and Nagar Parishad
An area within Special Area Development Authority (SADA) because the scheme does not consider the authority as a local urban body
A guestroom of standard size
A guestroom with attached toilet
A guestroom appointed with reasonably enough furniture
A guestroom available for letting out to guests or tourists