This Home In Has Some Unique Features For Jungle Living


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We began with a popsicle version of our home to see how it would go together:

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We lived in this hut while the house was being built. It acted as our living room, dining room, and bedroom - complete with a little humanure station outside under the blue tarp. No plumbing, but it held the solar and satellite Internet. 9 months in that 10x10 box. Never again. 
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However, we were able to keep a close eye on the house project from here resulting in execution higher than our expectations.

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This unique home in beliz has some interesting features, and for off grid life, has conquered some of the issues of living in the jungle. Check it out:

 
 
 

We will always want a home on tall, cantilevered stilts. Keeps unwanted people/critters out, keeps rain away from the foundation, keeps us high & dry, keeps a tinier footprint in the jungle space...

 

Crawly bugs dislike soap water, so all points of access between the earth and home have been protected by mini "moats" that we replenish a couple/few times a months. It takes 10 minutes each time, but it is totally worth it! WE OUT ENGINEERED THE JUNGLE! Few tropical homes have less insects than ours, for example. 99.99% of the time, we don't see ants. When we do, it because we left the drawbridge down overnight for these nocturnal rabblerousers - their one point of entry.

 And Here She Is:  The Dream A Reality

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