|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Proposed by:||Joel Amos|
|Definition:||A small, single-unit, rentable building (or group of buildings) with few amenities designed to accommodate lodging|
I propose the use of tourism=cabin for tagging small, single-unit, rentable buildings (or group of buildings) with few amenities designed to accommodate lodging. The buildings do not usually include cooking facilities or toilets and most often exist within a larger site, such as tourism=camp_site, tourism=caravan_site, or leisure=resort.
As with tourism=chalet, this tag may be used to represent either a single cabin or a group of cabins.
It is common for campsites to provide cabins for rent in addition to camp pitches, but this feature currently lacks an intuitive tagging scheme. While building=cabin is already in wide use, it is only a description of the physical building and does not demarcate the cabin as rentable.
One ad hoc solution suggested on the wiki is tourism=camp_pitch + cabins=yes. However, the camp_pitch proposal defined "pitch" as "a free space used to place a tent or or caravan," and this matches common usage.
Other wiki articles advocate using tourism=chalet. However, the tourism=chalet proposal included the necessity of "self-contained cooking facilities and/or bathroom and toilet facilities," and this matches modern usage.
When representing a group of cabins, use a node at the center of the group.
If the cabin is identified with a reference, use Key:ref to record the identification. If the larger grounds has a street address with official unit numbers for each cabin, use addr:unit=* in addition to ref=*.
If the building is more akin to a self-contained, rentable vacation home with many amenities, use tourism=chalet instead.
If the building contains multiple units, use tourism=apartment instead.
Please comment on the discussion page.