Let the birds fly in and out
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Letting birds in
A touch of Nature
The master bathroom opens into a big open-air bathtub with a large sitting area extended from the bathtub, which is made from cement and black oxide. One can relax with a nice oil massage, seeing children playing in the bathtub, which overlooks the bathroom’s potted garden, the open sky, birds and trees.
The children’s room has open and closed storage spaces with a spiral staircase and a unique attic. The attic can double as a bedroom within a bedroom or a play area for the couple’s two boys.
Only the kitchen, bathroom and the ceiling are plastered. The areas exposed to water are painted with water-resistant silicon paint. The interiors are painted with lime, which is bright, cheap and easy to maintain.
Ms. Natasha says that the family uses more human resource than artificial resources. A lot of thinking has gone into designing the house. The use of wood, terracotta tiles and oxidised cement effuses a strong eco-sensitiveness and indicates that the house is human-resource centric.
Coming back to the layout, one observes that it facilitates water harvesting naturally. What sets the households apart is the attitude of being close to nature by being simple and useful with an artistic value attached to the thinking behind the construction. Living here is like living in heaven.