How did casas particulares arise?
Before 1997 all accommodation options were in the hands of the Cuban state. The entire tourist sector was managed by the state. Since 1997, the Cuban state has allowed it. That private individuals rented out one or more rooms of their house to tourists.
This is to improve the quality and range of accommodation options on the island. And also contribute somewhat to the improvement of the Cuban economy.
Since 2010, the Cuban government has made even more concessions. Making it possible for private individuals to carry out 279 independent professions.
One is the possession of a paladar. A paladar is a restaurant at home with often no more than 12 tables.
That is why there are many casas nowadays that also have a paladar.