4th International Rural Areas Congress Within the Framework of Sustainable Development (RUDESU2023), Girne, Cyprus (Kktc), 5 - 06 October 2023, pp.555-562
One of the methods used to utilize natural resources in rural areas is nature-based tourism activities. In order for nature-based tourism activities to be carried out to the desired level and to provide economic contribution to the local people in the area where the activities are carried out, it is very important for tourists to be able to stay close to the areas where activities are carried out. Therefore, bungalow type houses, one of the eco accommodation facilities, have become very popular in recent years. The aim of this study is to determine the distribution of bungalows used in tourism activities in Fırtına Valley according to the land characteristics by using of Google earth and GIS programs and to examine the environmental problems they may cause. For this purpose, the distribution of bungalow type accommodation facilities in the Fırtına basin was determined using the Google earth program, and with the help of the GIS program, the distribution and density of bungalows were determined according to land characteristics. According to the results of the research, the number of bungalows identified in the Fırtına basin is 226. According to altitude levels, the highest number of bungalows is 158 unit (69.91%) between 48-500m altitudes, while the lowest number of bungalows is 2 (0.88%) between 1001-1500m altitudes in the study area. It has been determined that the average floor area of the bungalows varies between 30-60 m and the intensive use area of the bungalows varies between 50-100 m, and in most of the bungalows, the floor of the usage area is concreted.