Nature and Architecture have always been my greatest interests passions. I am fascinated by the rainforest and that was a significant factor in deciding to live here. My interest in building in these surroundings began after finishing a Jungle House in Manzanillo with a local crew of carpenters.
During that project I realised that the integration of nature and architecture can be something almost magical: the building appears from the landscape as if it has always been there. I believe it is possible to create this harmony between nature and architecture by ‘listening’ to the landscape. For instance, why cut a tree when it can be integrated into the structure you are building? I have always been more interested into integrating the building into the landscape, rather than vice versa.
This style of building, otherwise known as Organic Architecture, was the guiding principle behind the creation of Tree House Lodge. Using organic architectural design 5 very distinctly different houses were built and Tree House Lodge became a popular vacation destination. The concept is to offer visitors an adventurous but original and luxurious experience.
The idea of Bio Caribe grew from the experience and concept of Tree House Lodge and mirrors the same organic architectural approach. Bio Caribe is designed for people who wish to live an open-air/outdoor lifestyle, embracing nature and practicing sustainability within a community interested in living in harmony with their environment.
From the beginning this wonderful country has always felt like home to me. The locals treated me as one of them and even called me a Tico: a compliment paid to foreigners who show interest in their culture and traditions.