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Casa Flotanta makes hillside living like floating on air

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Costa Rica is well known for its biodiversity, its rainforests and its growing commitment to sustainability. Now it can boast a unique hillside home that floats among the clouds.

casaflotantaincostarica1 Casa Flotanta makes hillside living like floating on air

Casa Flotanta, built on a steep hillside slope by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture, does what seems impossible. This 300 square meters (3,229 square feet) two-bedroom home is built on large stilts to minimize its environmental impact. It’s constructed mainly from modular units that were built from galvanized steel and finished in locally-sourced teak and bamboo.

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The home’s interior features large open spaces that encourage natural ventilation, eliminating the need for air conditioning. The house sports a number of other eco-friendly features as well, adding up to a beautiful earth-friendly home anyone would be proud to call home.

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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