Gallery: Beautiful Bamboo Living Houses Take Two Days to Build


Our fascination with prefab buildings knows no bounds — but add bamboo to the mix and you’ve really got our attention. These two beautiful houses in Hawaii were recently built using bamboo as the main building material. The total construction time? Two days.

The Hawaiian houses were designed by David Sands of Bamboo Living Homes. The owners decided on Bamboo because it is lightweight, incredibly strong, and a rapidly renewable material. The company designed the houses, assembled them in Vietnam, and then shipped them to Hawaii to be set up on-site. The company has been building bamboo houses for 14 years, but these two were by far the fastest builds they’ve every assembled.

Sustainably-sourced bamboo is one of the best green building materials around. It’s as strong as timber, grows quicker, and looks fantastic. Combining this versatile material with prefab construction strikes us as a great green idea.

+ Bamboo Living Homes


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  1. Severiano De Leon March 19, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I would love on made here in the Texas Hill Country

  2. ktwhitesox March 14, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Can I get one built in the philippines?

  3. kumkum October 27, 2014 at 9:26 am

    nice job… can you send me some addresses of parties to tske up similar condtruction activities for 10 to 15 houses for a tourist camp .. thanks

  4. M M SAHOO August 24, 2014 at 1:54 am

    I want a bamboo house on the Ist floor of my house dist-PURI,ODISHA ‘Give idea how is strength DETAIL,INFORM ME ON MY MAIL OR 9490772450

  5. dnkchilds April 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    There must be a home for us. We want the land & bamboo 3 bedroom house on it. What is available?

  6. chabuku June 4, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Why not use the bamboo thats grown in Hawaii? How sustainable is shipping pre-fab houses from one place that grows bamboo to another place that grows bamboo?

  7. Dini.bening May 28, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Love it, and starting to learn hoe to build my bambu home at my home town, Bandung Indonesia.

  8. manny May 22, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Looks fantastic….great use of sustainable materials….
    Built in 2 days…amazing!

  9. Nikita77 May 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    These are so beautiful, and I can’t believe they’re made with bamboo! What a brilliant idea.

  10. Mehdi Malang May 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Love it

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