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Each treehouse has its own theme and has been built using recycled and sustainable materials and reclaimed wood from the surrounding jungle. These treehouses are exquisite and quite luxurious, while keeping an authentic rustic jungle feel. The lodge has its own foundation, the Igunaverde Foundation,
Students at the Universidad Veritas in San Jose, Costa Rica explored these forgotten spaces by adding new and exciting pavilions to liven the place up. With help from Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architects and a very small budget, these student groups designed and built two pavilions out of recycled materials
The plastic components can be either virgin or recycled plastic materials. Because of the use of recycled or recovered materials in the manufacturing process, composite decks are considered a more environmentally friendly product for deck building. The two most popular types of composite decking are
La Fortuna lacked a place where materials from homes and hotels could be taken, separated, and ultimately recycled. Anywhere Costa Rica, in conjunction with other members of the community, recognized the need for a local recycling project. A great deal of time and effort was put into planning a recycling center, and
The main structure is comprised of prefab steel and thermal panel elements, made from materials that inhibit mold and fungi growth in the high humidity; the all-white structure also easily reveals mold or fungi so it can be eradicated quickly if it forms. Building materials are recyclable at the end of their useful lives. Two micro
Costa Rica Green Building Materials. Agua Solutions CostaBamboo.com Perez Zeledon San Isidro LEED certified fencing, deck material, plywood, etc made from Bamboo Durman Esquivel Madera Plastica Central Valley Wood beam and board replacement made from recycled plastic. Ideal for outdoor use.
Hardwood Decking is among the strongest and most resilient natural untreated decking materials available on the market today. An increasingly popular choice for both commercial and residential decking; it truly is one of the best decking product available in terms of strength, stability, durability, and natural resistance to
We also found a company that makes faux-wood beams and boards from recycled plastic, that are ideal for outside use since they are impervious to insects and rot. Costa Rica doesn't have many building products made from recycled materials. We are proud to support these businesses and hope to encourage others to
As one of the last remaining areas of Costa Rica still untouched by large developments, holidaying in Drake Bay is a truly unique experience. With only Built using 80% recyclable materials, the guys focus on providing first-class service with minimum impact to the environment they even capture and filter their own water!
Beach House, Costa Rica This was a very different and exciting project for us. We spent more We used thatched palms — a new and exciting material for us — and native wood for the main structure. A long time ago, Solar panels on the roof provide hot water, and a rainwater recycling system is on the way. The main
Help us put a roof on the Recycle and Community Center on Isla de Chira in Costa Rica! A Foundation As we speak, we're constructing a Recycle and Community Center on the Chira Island in Costa Rica. We allready have a lot of actors supporting the construction of the center with material and financial donations.
The lower level has a deck with a hammock and the upper level a balcony with a great ocean view. Offering easy access to both the restaurant and the beach, it is located closer to the beach than most of our other cabinas. Constructed using eco-friendly recycled materials and reforested wood, it features both ocean and
For now it makes a great yoga deck and has a sweet view across the Machuca River valley to a steep hillside dotted with grazing white cows. I can honestly say I enjoy my daily visit to our composting toilet here, up on a breezy hillside and built of bamboo, wood, and recycled materials. It has a small area
Deep in the forest nearby the Gulf of Dulce on the southwest Pacific Coast of Costa Rica lies the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Constructed from naturally fallen trees, recycled materials, and powered by the sun, the 165-acre resort houses guests in five private cabins, (one- and two-bedroom) and the four-room Mango
Xeko is an out-of-print collectible card game revolving around endangered species. It was launched on Earthday 2006. It won the Creative Child Magazine 2006 Toy of the Year Award and the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval in its first year. Four "Mission" sets have been released. Mission: Costa Rica and