3 Bedroom

The 3 bedroom, Jungle Loft is your perfect for family and friends.  You’ll have plenty of space and modern conveniences nestled in the jungle.
SQ.FT.
3,017
Ceiling Height
13′
Foundation
Slab

Bedrooms:

3

Bathrooms: 

3.5

$665,000

Floorplan Concept

The living room is open to the kitchen, which leaves plenty of space for your bedroom and bath.  The home also features multiple decks.

Why You Want It

Perfect Getaway

Living in harmony with nature should be seamless, but that doesn’t mean it is easy to achieve. Our goal from the beginning was to create a beautiful space that the inhabitant can interact with all the nature around with out being outside.

Why miss white face monkeys traversing through the canopy just because you are in your home? On the flip side we wanted to bring the jungle into the living space and we achieved this by utilizing garden terraces. Surrounding yourself with plant life inside and out will definitely make you feel good, you may never want to leave your home to go surfing.

Simple Process

Your jungle estate in the tropics won’t get easier than this. We’ve already spent years perfecting the system. Why not benefit from that? Simply order a Jungle Loft for your parcel and start enjoying your new home.

What it Comes With

All materials

We source all of the materials and have them sent to a central point for shipping to Costa Rica.

Shipping & Logistics

We coordinate all of the shipping, customs, & duties required to bring the materials to Costa Rica.  Then our team ships them to Nosara and delivers them to your building site.

Construction

See a more detailed list of what’s included below.  In general, the construction of the home is included and additional site work is not.

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Included:

Your Jungle Home includes

  • Foundation & Slab
  • Structural Steel
  • Building envelope
  • Walls, roofs, ceilings, floors and their finishes
  • Windows & doors
  • Final painting
  • Plumbing
    • All plumbing inside the home including fixtures
  • Electrical
    • All electrical inside the home including fixtures
  • Cabinets & Counter-tops
  • Appliances
  • Refrigerator, dishwasher, range & range hood

 

Not Included:

We can offer all of these items & services, but since they are items where cost can vary depending on customer selections and site conditions.  We’re happy to discuss your specific situation for any of them.

  • Design and engineering if changes are required to our home model – We offer full service design and engineering through our team of international and locally registered architects and engineers.
  • Site preparation (clearing, debris removal, grading, etc) – We offer site prep services or you can have the site ready for home construction prior to working with us.
  • Permitting – We’re happy to get the construction permits but they aren’t typically included int he cost of construction in Nosara.
  • Electrical service lines from the utility to the home – We are able to offer electrical service mains in certain circumstances. Let’s discuss your project to see if we are a fit to help or if we can recommend someone else.
  • Water service lines from the main to the location of the home – Many homes already have water service to the lot.  If not, we are able to offer electrical service mains. Let’s discuss your project to see if we are a fit to help or if we can recommend someone else.
  • Waste system (septic, etc) – We will build the waste system with the construction of the home but it is not included in the typical price since site conditions and customer requirements cause waste system costs to fluctuate.
  • Post construction landscaping – We have access to great landscaping supplies.  We’re happy to help with this too.
  • Special appliances not listed above – We can offer special appliances but we need to incorporate them into your plan from the beginning.
  • Furniture – We are able to offer furniture made from local hardwood and craftsmen.

 

Upgrades:

There are all sorts of ways to upgrade your home.  Some options we can discuss are

  • Rainwater catchment system
  • Water storage tanks – Water service has been known to be spotty at times in Central America.  Extra water storage can be helpful.
  • Water filtration system –  We offer 500,000 gallon, whole-house water filtration systems.
  • Geothermal cooling system – Give your passive cooling a boost and maybe skip the air conditioners all together with a smarter cooling system.
  • Upgraded glass and windows – Upgrade your glass to double pane and or Low-E coatings for huge energy efficiency gains.
  • Smart Technology – Security cameras, energy monitoring systems, and much more!

(rendering view from the terrace, looking across the upstairs bedroom out to the ocean)

How The Process Works

Choose your model, decide if you want to customize it, make the payment, and our team of experienced shippers and builders will handle it for you.

Get Started

Get started today by contacting us to discuss your home location, the model and changes you want to build, and to learn further about the finer points of the process.

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How the Jungle Loft Materials and Design Benefit You


Rest easy knowing that every aspect of your Jungle Loft has been well thought through and designed with the aim of providing the best building system possible for the Costa Rican environment.  Here are a few of the important ones.

Tropical-Modern Design

We’ve gone as far as possible to design a home that is environmentally friendly, bomb-proof longevity, cost effective….all without sacrificing that tropical modern feel.

Here are the elements that we’ve used to accomplish that.

The Framing Structure

One of the most important decisions that you’ll make when building a home is the material that you use for it’s structure. You have 3 basic choices here.

Wood – Wood is the lowest cost method, but its very difficult to maintain in the tropics.  Termites and mold are a never-ending battle in a wood framed structure in the tropics.

Concrete Block – Block is the still most widely used system in Central America, but that’s changing fast because the cost of block has risen exponentially over the last 15 years.

Though block lasts a very long time, it’s horribly inefficient.  Construction times are 300% longer with block.

Steel – This is the obvious choice for the Central America.  We chose light steel because it far exceeded our parameters in several ways.

Low Maintenance & Long Life

The typical maintenance problems with homes in the tropics have to do with bugs,  mold, and rust.  Bugs don’t eat steel and it doesn’t mold.  Because light steel is galvanized, its corrosion factor is greatly reduced.

We have seen homes that were famed in light steel sit unattended in the jungle for decades and still look as good as they day they were built.

It’s Environmentally Friendly

We love efficiency.  With light steel, all of the materials are laser cut off-site before they are loaded into the container.  All of the holes are pre-drilled as the steel runs through the forming machine.

This means that when you get it to the site, it’s ready to be bolted together like lego.  Reduced waste and faster construction times are better for the environment.

There is no site waste and it has a high strength to weight ratio.  Fewer deliveries mean less emissions.

With steel, there are no trees to cut or large concrete plants to draw from the local rivers, and 80% of the steel is fabricated from recycled materials.

It’s Cost Effective

Light steel is more expensive than wood for framing and less expensive than concrete block.  However, that’s the end of where wood ends the cost question. Wood building requires skilled carpenters that barely exists in Central America. This results in unexpectedly high construction costs.

Our 3 bedroom model costs less virtually every part of the Coastal US. That’s before we consider the fact that your Jungle Loft home comes loaded with 11′+ tall custom sliding walls, a high end kitchen, and….it’s being built in the tropics.

The Roofing System

The Jungle Loft roofing system is a critical component for several reasons.

It’s the Best Place for Solar Panels

The farther away your solar panels are, the less efficient they become.  Cabling to a farther away location also gets expensive.  Putting the panels on your roof just makes sense.

Great Insulation

The roofing system comes with an 4 inch thick piece of insulation sandwiched in between the panels.  This goes a long way for preventing heat being passed inside your house.

Its Angle is the Best Passive Cooling Design

Don’t go to sleep on this one.  Otherwise your home is going to be so dang hot at night, you won’t be able to sleep!  The shape of the roof is intentionally designed to force the warm air out of the home.

And of course we love the tropical roof-lines with optional teak ceilings underneath!

More on That Passive Cooling Design

Over the years we’ve personally experienced how important this is in the tropics. Kilowatts are expensive in Nosara! And air conditioners are pigs when it comes to electrical consumption.  So you want a design that reduces the amount of A/C that you need.

That’s why we hired a passive cooling expert specifically to aid in the design of the Jungle Lofts

Its roof line and operable upper windows are only a few of the design decisions that were made to keep cool air moving in and hot air moving out of your home.

Water Filtration & Rainwater Catch

Add a state of the art water filtration system and rainwater catch system to your Jungle Home!

If you want to add a rainwater catch system, just let us know!

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