Eucalyptus House’s big windows provide great views into the valley and make good use of natural light, while small windows on the side keep the heat inside in a passive way. Treated eucalyptus beams and jatoba Apuleia leiocarpa stilts support this woodland shelter while treading lightly on the land. Sustainably managed Muiracatiara wood was used for the floor and exterior deck, providing a long-lasting, weatherproof space for contemplation.
95% of the house’s leftover material was reused in the kitchen wall, countertops and furniture, while planks of OSB wood act as recycled wallpaper. Thermal insulation between the walls (rock wool) and solar panels for water heating keep the tiny shelter warm all through the year. Brazil’s Eucalyptus House is a great home for a couple that seeks a simple sustainable life immersed in scented trees.