Tucked away in a quiet area of Uvita, Costa Rica is a brand new two-bedroom home crafted from two shipping containers that is the ideal base for a tropical getaway.
This coastal town is in the Puntarenas district and is known for beautiful beaches, stunning waterfalls, and whale watching. Part of the Osa Peninsula — called the most biodiverse place on Earth — the popular destination area has everything you look for, from exotic wildlife and jungles to the ocean.
Located in the heart of Uvita and within walking distance to virtually everything, the container home sits on a 500-square-meter property and backs up to a peaceful horse pasture. The gated property is fenced, and fully landscaped with all kinds of fruit trees and edible plants — cacao, rose apple, breadfruit, avocado, lemon, lime, papaya, plantain, and banana — just to name a few.
The design of the home places the two containers in parallel positions, creating an enclosed central courtyard that is serene and airy. For relaxation, the pièce de resistance of the home is the courtyard with its huge patio and large seating and dining area.
It also has a private saltwater plunge pool at the end facing the pasture, where you can take a dip and relax. The space is comfortable all year round because of the way the construction channels the light breezes through the space. The design also incorporates gates at both ends of the courtyard that can be closed for added privacy and security.
The bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are located in the two containers flanking the central space.
In the kitchen, high-end stainless-steel appliances include a large gas stove and cooktop. Custom cabinetry is topped with beautiful quartz countertops with enough workspace to make a chef happy. It also has a breakfast table for two by the large window, which has a view of the neighborhood.
The spacious master bedroom features a walk-in closet and a large window for enjoying the view.
Both bathrooms are modern and feature tile work, glass showers with rain showerheads and vanities topped with white quartz.
The front gravel yard is equipped with a firepit and Adirondack-style chairs, perfect for enjoying a fire on a cooler evening.
Sustainable design, a great location and plenty of relaxing amenities make this container home a true tropical paradise!