Gorgeous Tree House Hideout Above the Costa Rica Jungle | Home Design Find

Home Design Find

No Comments »

Gorgeous Tree House Hideout Above the Costa Rica Jungle

110 architecture

Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture creates a tree house effect for a family home perched above the Costa Rica rainforest.

21 architecture

To access the glorious ocean views, the home is perched high above the tree canopy.

41 architecture

On the steep site, this sort of pole construction barely disturbs the forest floor, which was important to the client and the architect.

51 architecture

The resulting design has a wonderful Swiss Family Robinson appeal – it is more like a secret tree house hideout than a family home.

71 architecture

This treetop hideout quality is emphasized by the steeply angled supporting columns and angled-up roofs.

132 architecture

Both angles also reinforce the sense of looking out from an open yet protected space.

181 architecture

The house is made up of three consecutive cabins with a linking outdoor corridor in front.

101 architecture

The interior and the exterior is all merged into one single platform launching ground above the rainforest, with bi-folding shutter doors that are very rarely if ever closed.

112 architecture

From this amazing perch, the family home has a real feeling of warmth and shelter.

81 architecture

The master bedroom embraces the ocean views.

91 architecture

Locally harvested bamboo lines a back passageway connecting the childrens’ bedrooms.

171 architecture

Accessed along the back bamboo walkway, the childrens’ bathrooms are colored in a traditional green stucco.

161 architecture

These bathrooms face and reflect the jungle behind the house.

121 architecture

141 architecture
Bamboo is also used to make these beautifully crafted sliding doors, using local construction techniques.
151 architecture
Rainwater is harvested from the roof and returned to the under forest allowed to grow beneath the house.
191 architecture
Unlike some of the neighboring homes, Casa Flotanta is is an ecologically sensitive house that sits lightly on the land.

You can receive our articles for free in your email inbox or subscribe to our RSS feed. Just enter your email below for the email subscription:

| Buy | Print

Leave a Comment