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costa rican green dream homes – Kalia


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.


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.


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.


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




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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