What is Lodging?

Alternative Forms: Lodgings
Legal Definition
Lodging or a holiday accommodation is a type of residential accommodation. People who travel and stay away from house for more than a day need lodging for sleep, rest, food, safety, shelter from cold temperatures or rain, storage of luggage and access to common household functions.

Lodgings may be self-catering, in which case no food is provided, but cooking facilities are available.

Lodging is done in a hotel, motel, hostel or hostal, a private home (commercial, i.e. a bed and breakfast, a guest house, a vacation rental, or non-commercially, with members of hospitality services or in the home of friends), in a tent, caravan/camper (often on a campsite).
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
total of rent and a reasonable expense for utilities and provided appliances, furniture, and amenities.
Legal Definition
Habitation in another's house; apartments in another's house, furnished or uhfurnished, occupited for habitation; the occupier being termed a "lodger."
-- Black's Law Dictionary