When you think of your dream vacation home, does bamboo come to mind? If not, check out this amazing beachfront home on the Caribbean island of Mustique. The entire place is bamboo, the traditional local building material. The house was designed to both blend with and take full advantage of its tropical environment. It sits high above the beach, providing magnificent views from rooms that feature huge windows and French doors. The open porch is beautiful in its simplicity.
How much? No idea. But if you have to ask…. Mustique has been a haven for jet-setters since the late 1950’s when a minor British nobleman bought the island for 45,000 pounds, or about $1.4 million in today’s dollars. The island, located in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is reportedly a favorite vacation destination of many European notables, including British Royals Will and Kate. If you’re not quite ready with a down payment, you can still savor the Mustique life with a stay at the Cotton House resort. Start saving your money. Rooms run anywhere from $520 to $3200 per night depending on accommodations and season.
Photographer David Oliver
Story featured in House and Garden UK