What does it cost to build a bamboo house? This is the million dollar question everybody likes to have a clean cut answer too. But, make no mistake, building with bamboo requires resources! The myth (and book about) "Grow Your Own House" let people believe that building with bamboo is far cheaper than any other building material. In reality however (at present time), this is a utopia.
Guadua Bamboo and architect Donald Ricci collaborated on building this custom bamboo structure in Managua, Nicaragua in 2010. The bamboo structure is suited for diverse recreational activities as well as cultural and educational programs.
The Timarai Bamboo Beach Resort in Costa Rica (was) a great example of green architecture with Guadua bamboo. The use of 100% eco friendly building materials and the adapting to its natural surroundings (not the other way around) made this bamboo construction project a unique reference point in the region.
The main advantages of building with bamboo is that it is a wonderful, natural and renewable resource, capable of rapid growth that can avoid future deforestation of our precious tropical rainforests.