David Cervera, a local Mexican architect, recent designed a holiday home by making the most of the natural surroundings. In order to build as sustainably as possible, the architect used local tree sap as a finish for the cladding and lining of the building, ensuring that it would be completely waterproof without having to resort to harsh chemicals.
The tree sap is known as chukum, and it comes from the palm trees that are endemic to the Yucatan peninsula, where the home is located. The only feature of the home that doesn't use chukum is the floors, which are made from polished concrete inlaid with intricate, decorative mosaics.
Aside from the finish, the vacation home is meant to elicit relaxation, with several hammocks throughout the interior and exterior spaces.
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