A Magical Little House In The Montezuma Jungle

The Green Moon Lodge is a magical little retreat set in the jungle. You can find it in Montezuma (Costa Rica), just three minutes away from the beach. It’s a very charming house unlike anything else you’re ever going to see and the main reason for that is its one-of-a-king design. From a structural point of view, the building is a set of three interconnected domes.

The house has an organic shape and a very cheerful and playful appearanceView in gallery
The house has an organic shape and a very cheerful and playful appearance

The one at the center which is also the largest contains the entrance and has a huge opening with beautiful welded iron doors created specifically for it. The other two domes feature circular windows with quirky overhangs seamlessly built into the organic design.

First the outline of the domes was traced on the ground, then domes were built and the openings were cut out at the endView in gallery
First the outline of the domes was traced on the ground, then domes were built and the openings were cut out at the end
No matter what angle you see the house from, it looks magical and outlandishView in gallery
No matter what angle you see the house from, it looks magical and outlandish

In total 1200 blocks were used to build this wonderful house. The blocks were made from a mix of concrete and foam from dish-washing detergent which was poured into handcrafted molds. Getting the foam density just right was definitely a challenge and took some trial and error but it was all worth the effort in the end. The finished house has a ton of character, especially with its green exterior, quirky roofs and all the beautiful artwork inside and out.

The house is just as quirky on the inside as it is on the outsideView in gallery
The house is just as quirky on the inside as it is on the outside
A lot of the artwork and design elements were created by the owner and her friendsView in gallery
A lot of the artwork and design elements were created by the owner and her friends
There's a very organic and natural feel throughout the house and it's all translated into the designView in gallery
There’s a very organic and natural feel throughout the house and it’s all translated into the design
The welded iron doors and windows were custom made for the house and complete it really wellView in gallery
The welded iron doors and windows were custom made for the house and complete it really well
The dense jungle spreads all around the house, with the beach being just minutes awayView in gallery
The dense jungle spreads all around the house, with the beach being just minutes away
The domes are painted bright green on the outside with contrasting elements spread across the designView in gallery
The domes are painted bright green on the outside with contrasting elements spread across the design
The Green Moon Lodge is extraordinary in every way and has a certain resemblance to a hobbit houseView in gallery
The Green Moon Lodge is extraordinary in every way and has a certain resemblance to a hobbit house
The tiny roof on each of the three domes is decorative and they make the house even cuterView in gallery
The tiny roof on each of the three domes is decorative and they make the house even cuter