Cabana Floripa: A hilltop home created “intuitively” from demolished houses

Life & Soul Magazine

Sustainable housing takes on a whole new angle with the hilltop home, known as ‘Cabana Floripa’, in the island of Florianópolis, Brazil, made from demolished houses.

Cabana Floripa was built by Uruguayan visual artist Jaime entirely using his “intuition”. He collected scrap pieces of glass bottles, ceramic tiles, demolition wood, pottery scraps and mirrors and an assortment of trash, much of it from demolished houses, that he had found in the local area.


Mixing it up with pieces of Mother Nature including tree branches used for shelving, the hilltop home is a fun and charming example of recycled housing. The colourful and enticing eco-friendly space was originally used as Jaime’s studio, but he now rents the space via AirBnB.

The recycled home – which comprises of a double bed and a single bed on the lower level and a double bed in the loft, and includes a bathroom and kitchen…

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