Growing up in a tropical country (Philippines) where there are more than 7000 islands and the beaches are just beautiful I can imagine myself living there again. I love beaches and love a house that is made of woods or bamboos. Anything something like the first photos below. The roofing are made of thatch reed- thatching is a craft that has taken many years to perfect, and has become extremely durable and versatile. It makes the house cool especially in the tropical country. A house like this is also perfect in Florida where I can built it near at the beach. Oh, that must be wonderful...
Anyways, I took these photos during our vacation last 2007 at one of the posh beach island hotel in the Philippines.
This is the other side of the room. Look at those furniture its made of bamboo( just the way I like it).
How about this thatch reed umbrella, doesn't it cool? My husband enjoyed hanging out there while relaxing. I want to have this in our house really just like this one with so many palm thatch panels to give us more shades.