The Casa Convento is located on a piece of land surrounded by mountains, a small stream and a bamboo forest.
The bamboo house was built from 900 bamboo poles, designed by architect Enrique Mora Alvarado at a remote tropical jungle in Ecuador.
Alvarado Architects decided to use bamboo as the main material to save on construction costs and to eliminate difficulties in transporting materials in the area.
The total cost of building the house is only about $ 15,000 (equivalent to 319 million).
Like other traditional homes in the area, Casa Convento is elevated off the ground to promote air circulation and reduce the risk of flooding.
The foundations and pillars are casted with concrete to keep the building stronger.
Stacked bamboo poles are the most solid.
This bamboo house is divided into living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens.
In addition, there are three bedrooms and a rest area that may have a hammock.
The kitchen is staggered out of the main building to prevent smoke from entering the living spaces of the house.
Living spaces in the home can be closed for privacy when needed.