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Giant Shell Shaped Conch House Made from Local Materials

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On July 23, 2010 @ 12:30 pm In Architecture,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments


The bizarre home [1], which sits right on the beach, has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a swimming pool. Even the interior of the house follows the rounded shaped of the outside, and many of the curvaceous furnishings [2] have been built right in. The upstairs bathroom sink is made out of the base of a conch shell and the faucets are made out of coral (which we don’t think is the most sustainable material unless it was coral found on the beach…). If staying a night in this lovely seaside home is your dream, you can make it a reality – the homeowner rents it out on occasion for overnight stays and events.

Via Greenmuze [3] and Beautiful Life [4]


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[1] bizarre home: http://inhabitat.com/2010/02/12/gary-nevilles-zero-carbon-underground-home/

[2] curvaceous furnishings: http://inhabitat.com/2009/06/18/the-nautilus-giant-snail-shaped-home-fit-for-a-family/

[3] Greenmuze: http://www.greenmuze.com/build/homes/2265-conch-shell-house.html

[4] Beautiful Life: http://www.beautifullife.info/urban-design/caribbean-paradise-conch-shell-house/

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