Meo Vac Auberge
Ha Giang, Viet Nam
The lodge is an old ancestral Hmong house built in the 1930’s under the French domination over the Tonkin. As it belonged to a family high up in the Hmong social hierarchy, originally the house was designed as a fortified farm with four blocks of buildings surrounding a central patio; following an architecture model common in the south of China Han.
In November 2011, only the main edifice and the rocky courtyard – an outdoor “patio” – remained. This edifice was built in adobe (80cm thick mud walls) with inside an original three “travées” -compartment rooms- two-floor stilt house sustaining the roof, made from “Thông đá” local trees.
Number of rooms: 4 separated double rooms, 1 separated twin room and 1 domitory
4 communal showers and 2 toilets.