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costa rican green dream homes – Kalia


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Looking to build or purchase your tropical dream home?  Need to getaway to a luxury vacation rental?  Or simply like to look at places you’ll never be able to afford?  These exotic eco-properties may be just for you.

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Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not really into ‘development’ but I do think these sustainable, “eco-homes” being built in Costa Rica by the green development company Kalia have nice designs and an interesting concept.

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Kalia handles everything from land sales to the design and building of vacation homes, rental properties and sustainable communities on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

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The company strives to seamlessly integrate their homes into the contours of the beautiful Costa Rican landscape.

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These homes are situated to maximize the natural cooling effects of cross ventilation.  Other design features: green roofing systems designed to filter CO2 and pollutants while reducing storm water run-off, gray water recycling, solar energy systems and low-impact foundation systems that reduce the need for heavy construction equipment.  Kalia also designs their villages to support local culture and trade with local communities.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

wednesday’s mixed bag of green news


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