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During the occasional tropical downpours that strike the area, the lot that this house sits on can flood in a major way. So the home was built raised above the ground, with rainwater collection tanks placed in the space underneath the house. These tanks supply the home with its water. This water is then be heated by solar power and, once it has been used, is treated by the home’s on-site waste treatment system.

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Inside the space, the home is bright and open, with floor-to-ceiling windows all around and an open floorplan that flows from one area to the next. A vaulted ceiling adds to the feeling of airiness. There is even a windowseat built along one wall so that inhabitants can take in all of the surrounding nature.

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images via Alain Bouvier