Beautiful eco-friendly home with minimalistic features in Sasthamkotta

The front yard, lined with low-maintenance grass, adds charm to the house. Photo: Ajith

Akash and Seena designed their new abode at Sasthamkotta in Kerala as a weekend home. It’s a small home nestled in tranquillity. And more than the new home, one should talk about its owners, and they are indeed special. Akash, who is a teacher, lost his eyesight in an accident. His blindness isn’t very obvious when you meet him. Of course, wife Seena, who is also a teacher, is a huge support.

Their house is in the middle of the city. But it is designed in such a way that evenings can be quiet and peaceful. They have made sure the front yard, lined with low-maintenance grass, is as charming as the house. There is a beautiful stone-paved walkway.

The house is eco-friendly and minimalistic. The compound wall is made of stone and the main elevation doesn't face the road. So the house has two faces from two sides. The roof is made of square tube structure and old tiles are laid on top.

The wall was built using mud blocks. It helps keep the interiors cool and pleasant. Though normal plastering isn’t needed, in order to avoid the issue of water spattering, they have done plastering in some areas.

As Akash is visually impaired, no major changes have been made to the interior design of the house. There is a sitting, living, dining, kitchen, workshop, three bedrooms, and bathroom contained within 1100 square feet of space. The interior is done in steel and rubwood finish.

Since there won’t be permanent residence, they have provided three small bedrooms keeping maintenance in mind. The old cot was modified. Of course, there is a lot more to write but perhaps watching the video will be better for now. 

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