Gallery: Beautiful Brazilian Beach House Made from Sustainable Wood, St...

Situated in the subtropical paradise of Bonete Beach near Sao Paulo, Brazil, this holiday home is made from local sustainable materials and recycled Tetra Pak cartons. With access provided only by boat or trail, the house had to be simple and made from local resources as to not disrupt the local, tranquil fishing village environment. Designed by architect Pedro Saito, this 320 square foot construction was made from a certified local wood, recycled prefab walls, local granite stones and T Plak, a recycled Tetra Pak carton plaque.

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below


  1. Diana Sari February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    this was nice housing. could i get the site of this house? i need it for my study in architecture.

  2. mooreinc June 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Does anyone have links to manufacturers of prefab homes anywhere between Sao Paulo and Salvador?

  3. Saibot January 15, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Does anyone know who produces this T-plak material? I searched around the internet for a bit without succes. I would very much like to see it with my own eyes, and possibly use it in one of my designs.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful beachhouse-design with us Ana Lisa!

  4. Green Joy October 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    What a simple yet effective design. The roof looks like corrugated tin sheeting but is made of Tetra Pak cartons, I wonder about it’s heat dissipating capacity. Anyone know if it absorbs heat?

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home