How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home in the Rainforest

October 21, 2015
How to build an eco-friendly home

These days, it’s more and more important to live in harmony with nature. What better way to do that than start with a natural setting, like a tropical rainforest? Ecological practices are becoming more and more popular, but that doesn’t mean you have to build without luxury. If you want property that complements nature, rather than competes with it, learn how to build an eco-friendly home in the rainforest.

Build Efficiently

One of the nicest things we can do for Mother Nature is to use her resources efficiently. One of the most important ways to cut back on energy use in the rainforest is cooling energy. Efficient appliances and HVAC systems are a great start, but there are many other ways to help keep a tropical home cool so the air-conditioning comes on less often. Cool tile over cement flooring, ceiling fans, natural airflow, and green roofs are all ways to keep your home insulated and cool, allowing you and your family to leave a smaller ecological footprint.

Build in Harmony

Another way to leave a small ecological footprint is to build in harmony with the natural terrain. Most construction companies take bulldozers and backhoes to the terrain to make cookie-cutter lots on which to build cookie-cutter houses. It’s much more difficult and time-consuming to build around the natural hills and keep as much of the native flora around the home, but the result is a stunning, one-of-a-kind home that complements its environment.

Build Beautifully

What better way to build an eco-friendly home than to include features that allow its owners to fully enjoy nature? Open floor-plans and soaring windows will allow you to take advantage of breath-taking vistas and natural lighting. Relaxing in an infinity pool with stunning views of the ocean or tropical hillside is fabulous, too.

Build Naturally

One of the best ways to help residents enjoy their eco-friendly home is to use natural materials when building. Not only does this mean using materials that are non-toxic, but applying finishes that are made from natural products, like hard woods, bamboo, and live plants, as well. These little details help residents appreciate the value of living green each and every day.

Eco-Luxury Living at its Finest

Learning how to build an eco-friendly home is a great way to live an eco-luxury lifestyle, but it can be time-consuming. If you’d like to begin improving your relationship with Mother Nature now, why not check out the four properties of Nirvana Sanctuary? These incredible homes have been built with all of the ecological principles discussed above, but you truly have to see them to believe just how beautiful living sustainably can be. Each home is located in Nosara in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, one of the most ecologically-friendly nations in the world. Enjoy pristine views of the rainforest, pick mangos and bananas from trees outside your window, and listen to the howler monkeys and tropical birds – all with the convenience of resort living.

Even more incredible, the homes of Nirvana Sanctuary will be offered at a luxury no reserve absolute auction on November 14th, 2015. To learn how you can name your own price for any or all of these homes – and close in 30 days or fewer – call Supreme Auctions directly at (866) 929-2243 or contact us with any questions.