Jungle Shelter

Eco-resort cabana or tropical getaway shelter for two
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Project Type:  

Custom house plan


Project Location:  

Ideal for tropical humid climates


Project Size:  

384 Square Feet


Architectural Style:  

Modern, Cabana, Khmer


Project Status:  

Plans available for purchase

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The Jungle Shelters was designed with hot humid climates in mind. A pier foundation and fiber cement panel siding is standard with this shelter design package. Additional siding options are available for this design and include stucco or shiplap wood siding. Exterior walls are constructed from 2x6 studs with spray foam cavity insulation, providing superior thermal resistance to the elements. The roof construction consists of exposed beam and decking with six inches of rigid foam board insulation. A thatch roof covering will protect the rubber roof finish below from harmful UV rays while adding aesthetic appeal. Rubber roofing was chosen for its durability and affordability. Mounting solar panels on the roof of this shelter is not feasible so a pole mounted array would need to be considered. The large roof overhangs shield the facade from rainfall and also provides adequate shading of windows. 


Design Features:

Thatch Roof

Pier Foundation

Moisture resistance materials


Front Portch for hammock




What does it mean to be off the grid?  The most literal definition is autonomy from traditional public utility services providing energy, water and sewer.  The term “off the grid” may also be characterized as a location in nature that is free from the stifling demands of our modern society.  For some, living off the grid becomes a full time life style choice where the comfort and convenience of municipal services and strip mall shopping centers are sacrificed in exchange for more freedom, less government and lower taxes.  For others, the off grid home becomes a temporary escape for working men and women and their families and a foothold in nature for outdoor recreational activities.  Regardless of your motivation, Off Grid Shelters has the skills and experience to help you plan for and successfully build your dream home or special use shelter.  


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