REPURPOSED SHIPPING CONTAINER DESIGN
The initial building blocks for Nemi Eco Villa are shipping containers. They are an ideal product for sustainable living on the coast. Containers are structurally sound and designed to withstand the elements. They are easy to transport and their over-abundance puts to good use an untapped resource. For this project most of the container rooms were fabricated off site, where axles were attached to allow ease in transport to the property. Pre-fabrication reduces construction waste and materials.
ALL NATURAL SWIMMING POOL
No salt, no chemicals. Conventional pool chemicals can be damaging to the skin and body. The factories that produce the chemicals are damaging to the environment. Our pool is a natural eco system of plant life along with sand filters and UV pumps, creating a safe, holistic swimming experience.
SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
The materials used to build the villa, and its furnishings, vary. From recycled shipping containers to reclaimed wood, we have used ecological, sustainable materials whenever possible. These include recycled fruit-crates, pallet wood, OSB or oriented strand board and steel-a recyclable material. Materials and labor were all locally sourced.
All 6 rooms are solar powered, with the option of switching to on-grid electricity. The dwellings have been designed to maximize energy conservation allowing a reduction in the use of solar panels.
ENERGY EFFICIENT AIR CONDITIONING
The spa room and all the bedrooms have energy efficient air conditioning units for a comfortable place to cool off, however the whole house is designed to take advantage of natural air flow so that the need for air conditioners or fans is minimal.
GREY WATER COLLECTION
All grey water is collected, filtered, and used to water the grounds.
LOCALLY SOURCED GROCERIES AND MEALS
Where ever possible the cook at Nemi Eco Villa uses local and/or organic products and sources for the gourmet breakfast and snacks provided to the guests.