Helen Morgan

Uruguayan Haven Encourages Energy Awareness and Inventive Building Design

by , 04/28/11

eco town, green living, eco architecture, eco design, green design, cabo polonio, uruguay eco reserve, uruguay eco design, sustainable living, energy efficiency

Bouncing over the expansive sand dunes in a sturdy jeep, I arrive in Cabo Polonio as the sun rises over the pine forest. Situated within a national park on the eastern Uruguayan coast, the town spreads out along the sea front, the one-storey buildings scattered where the grass meets the unending white sand.

Following specific regulations in order to preserve the area’s natural beauty there are no tarmacked roads to connect the peninsula to the Uruguayan coastal route. The local taxi service of the area is a man managing his horse and cart, a welcome change from the noisy traffic clogged streets of cities.

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