Jungle Loft

You’d move here for the house alone.

But you’re going to get paradise thrown into the bargain.

The Jungle Lofts were created for a private island community we developed last year.

“Created” might actually be too simple of a word – the lofts are endlessly adaptable, can be customized and expanded to change with your environment, and blend beautifully with the landscape surrounding them.

Not created, then. Grown.

The Jungle Lofts are the only eco-friendly luxury home that can be expanded, contracted, refinished and reborn to fit your needs over time. They’re also low-impact on the surrounding environment, making them one of the only structures that lives harmoniously with its surroundings not only after it’s built, but during its entire construction.

They’re also simply stunning. And starting at just $199,000.

La Paz Nosara Home for Sale - 3 bed

Off-the-Grid

You wanted to escape to paradise. You wouldn’t want to destroy that paradise just to get a home built – but on the other hand, you want to live in comfortable off-the-grid luxury.

Jungle Lofts make it possible for you to live off-the-grid in a beautiful home without damaging the environment at all. Our properties are designed ready for solar power, fresh water filtration, passive cooling, and high-speed internet for easy living.

Custom Made

Jungle Lofts are available in 1, 2, and 3-bedroom models, and can be modified via our design-build services. You’ll feel as if your home was grown, not built.

With eco-friendly, jungle-compatible materials like tile, teak, bamboo, glass, and light steel, your home won’t simply blend with the environment – it will contribute to and enhance its beauty.

Bring Paradise Home

La Paz is a stunning community in Nosara, and we knew our homes would have to live up to their surroundings.

Jungle Loft design incorporates natural materials, modern lines, and eco-friendly construction for a finished home that’s simply breathtaking.

We even invite the jungle in by incorporating as much glass as possible into every design, and using natural materials like bamboo and teak.

Why Jungle Lofts

One of our primary goals in creating the community at La Paz was to ensure every structure was environmentally friendly.

La Paz is all about living well and fully, and part of that concept is living harmoniously with nature.

Every aspect of our Jungle Lofts was intentionally designed to bring together minimal impact, eco-friendly systems, and stunning architecture. They’re living, breathing organisms, designed to be added onto, swapped out, and reconfigured as you shape your life in Nosara.

Jungle Loft Models

Our Jungle Lofts are designed to capture the beauty of the Nosara paradise while providing luxury, comfort, and the ultimate in modern eco-friendly living.

The Jungle Lofts are the ideal of model development in Latin America, and are designed to blend seamlessly with the landscape. They’re also incredibly easy to build and adapt without harming the surrounding environment.

Your custom-built home with all amenities starts at just $199,000. In addition to electricity, fresh water filtration, and high speed internet, you also have the option to add on remote monitoring systems, composting toilets, misting systems for cooling, and much more.

Your Jungle Loft is infinitely adaptable.

Available Models

1 Bedroom

Size: 1 bed | 1 bath
$

We’re working on the 1 bedroom model and expect to have it soon.

2 Bedroom

Size: 2 bed | 2 bath
$

We’re working on the 2 bedroom model and expect to have it soon.

3 Bedroom

Size: 3-5 bed | 3 bath
$489,000

Our 4,572 square foot, 3 bedroom comes with an upper garden terrace so you can enjoy those amazing vistas from La Paz.  Perfect to enjoy with friends and family.  Several of the rooms and decks can be reconfigured to add additional bedrooms.

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Custom Design

Have an idea of the type of home that would best serve your pursuit of a richer life?

We’re here to help you construct it. Every home in La Paz must be created using our unique adaptable building system to ensure it has as little impact on the environment as possible, but we’ll gladly work with you to shape a Jungle Loft that fits your needs.

There are some limitations on what is possible in this environment and with this design structure; for example, some building materials simply won’t last in a humid tropical environment.

Allowing for living harmoniously with the Nosara environment, however, we’ll gladly build you the design of your dreams.

Adaptable Building System

Our Adaptable Building System is an incredibly flexible, eco-friendly approach to design.  High Streenth Steel allows us to create a sturdy, durable framing system with a low impact on the environment.

Treated steel stands up well in a demanding tropical environment, keeping your home safe from termites, mold, and rust.

The Adaptable Building System allows you to create an infinite variety of possible structures with the minimum environmental impact. It’s a completely unique engineering process, and we’ve never seen anything like it before.

You’ll be able to shift and adapt your home over time without causing damage to the island or lengthy build times for yourself – and because all of the materials are designed to work together, the end result is always beautiful to behold.


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Relax in the Ocean Breeze

Enjoy the ocean breezes when you open your 10 ft tall sliding walls in your Jungle Loft.  Close them at night, or leave them open and close the screens.

Low Maintenance & High Efficiency

We’ve experienced plenty of maintenance nightmares in the tropics.  Your Jungle Loft is built with high grade, high strenth steel that’s been laser cut specifically for your site.  You’ll sleep better knowing your protected from bugs, mold, and rust.

The roofing system comes with 8 inches of pre-installed insulation.  This means that you’ll have plenty of shade today and already benefit from a passive cooling system and a roof that’s ready for solar panel installation.

How The Process Works

Adding a home to your land at La Paz is straightforward and painless.

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

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Get started today by choosing your land.

Available Parcels

Jungle Loft Materials

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 island's 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 buying 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 Central America. We chose galvanized steel because it far exceeded our parameters in several ways.

Light Steel is More 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.

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 the Lowest Risk Way to Build in the Tropics

When building a home, risk comes because of material cost overruns and construction delays. This is greatly reduced with light steel. We use a computer based program to calculate all of the components needed for the home. So the amount of material needed isn't something that a builder is guessing at. It's pre-determined by our engineers and precision manufactured at the factory.

Further, because the builder isn't measuring, cutting, or drilling on site (remember that's already done at the factory), construction times are less than half of normal building times.

This means less opportunity for unexpected labor overruns. That's how you lower your construction risk in Central America.

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 exist in Central America. This results in unexpectedly high construction costs.

Not counting the off-grid system (so that we can compare apples to apples), our 3 bedroom model costs less virtually every part of the US (or Costa Rica for that matter). That's before we consider the fact that your Jungle Loft home comes loaded with 10' 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 8 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 rooflines with teak ceilings underneath!

More on That Passive Cooling Design

Over the years we've personally experienced how important this is in the tropics. Off-Grid kilowatts are expensive. 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

It's 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.

The Electrical System

For those of us interested in off grid power, we are living in exciting times! We have personally witnessed the cost of solar panels reduced by over 65% even since we started working with off-grid products in Central America.

Now we have multi billion companies like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan, engaging in an arms race to drive down the cost of power storage...aka batteries.

Your Jungle Loft comes ready to install a cutting edge power system.

The Foundation System

Your type of foundation is a big cost decision. If you have to move a bunch of earth in order to make a perfectly flat space for your home then you're not only stressing the ecosystem of the land, but you're spending a lot of extra money.

Jungle Lofts can be built on concrete columns or on a slab foundation. The columns are structurally engineered to more than support the home on top.

This not only allows for efficient construction on challenging topography, but its the most cost effective and environmentally friendly solution for building in Central America.

Some of our lots are flat & level. A slab makes sense on those. Some have more of a slope. Since we can build on columns, the choice will be yours.

Water Filtration & Rainwater Catch

Your Jungle Loft comes ready to hook up a state of the art water filtration system. If you add one, the water on your home will far exceed the purity standards in North America.

Thanks to the shape of the roofline, your home is equipped with a rainwater catch system. This may not be necessary because the community has water available, but why not take advantage of Costa Rica's 10 feet per year of annual rainfall!