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Location: Island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Date: unknown

Architect: Octavio Ocampo

Purpose: private house, also available for rent

Rating: (189 votes, average: 3.35 out of 5)

More info: The conch shell house was built using a fairly traditional foundation, such as concrete, as well as recycled and found materials. The owner of the house Octavio Ocampo is a well known artist, whose brother Eduardo is an architect. The house has no corners, it’s interior is decorated with corals, shells and other items found on the local beach.

(Image credits: 1: Tim Yates, 2: notanyron, 3: sarunas.b)

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One Response to “Conch Shed House (Isla Mujeres, Mexico)”

  1. Alinda Laird-Texas
    4 November 2010 at 4:07 am #

    As I am water person, this house just calls to me. I would love to see the full inside photos. I cannot afford to buil such a lovely dream, but I can try to enjoy it through photos Thank you for building it.

    Respectfully yours,

    Alinda Laird, Tyler, Texas