Conch Shell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Location: Island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Architect: Octavio Ocampo
Purpose: private house, also available for rent
More info: The Conch Shell House is said to be the most outstanding and original house on the island of Isla Mujeres. Surrounded by the Caribbean Ocean (180 degrees of ocean views from the windows) it gives you a unique opportunity to experience what it’s like living in a Sea Shell. The conch shell house was built using a fairly traditional foundation, such as concrete, as well as recycled and found materials. The owner of the house Octavio Ocampo is a well-known artist, whose brother Eduardo is an architect (he also has a house on that island, but a more traditional).
If you enter the house you would be surrounded by a wonderful shell themed interior. The main room has no corners – it is round. The upstairs bathroom sink is made out of the base of a conch shell, the faucets are made out of coral, the towel racks are made from conch shells and other seashells and items found on the local beach.
Some technical info: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 5500 sq. ft. , 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath, near the ocean, swimming pool, air-conditioning, internet access.