Casa Flotanta Floats Above Costa Rica and Becomes Our New Dream Treehouse

Completed in 2013, the unique difficulties present in the position of Casa Flotanta weren’t taken as a negative, instead they was seen as an opportunity to create a home appropriate for the environment. “Together we explored possibilities of creating large retaining walls and cutting back the soil in order to place the house, a technique used by most houses around the area,” explains the team at Benjamin Garcia Saxe.

But instead, they decided to do the opposite and “actually allow the slope, the earth, the vegetation, water, and animals to flow underneath the house.” By suspending the house among the trees and skipping soil retention walls, the team was able to save the Gooden-Nahome family some money, while lowering the environmental impact from the build.

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