A pink tiny house in the jungle
Completed in 2019, Casita Jabin also named Casa de Monte is a cabin for rent located in the jungle of Valladolid, in the Ykatan peninsula in South-East Mexico.
The compact cabin with minimal dimensions was designed by the Mexican architectural firm TACO – Taller de Arquitectura Contextual, as a refuge and space for reflection, connecting guests to the surrounding wild landscape. The cabin is positioned at the rear of the property, at the Northeast corner of rocky and luxurious land of 10 000 square meters, perfectly integrated into the natural environment, and ensuring both privacy and quiet.
Casita Jabin is a contemporary tiny house built with local materials and traditional building techniques. The structure is a platform elevated of the ground level, making it difficult for undesirable animals to access. The interior and exterior walls have been finished with rough stucco with artisanal paint based on lime and mineral pigments. The facade is red-pink. With a footprint of just 42 square meters, and able to accommodate up to two people, the house is still functional and welcoming. The ground floor is a double-height space comprising a living area with a lounge-dining corner and a kitchenette, a storage closet, and a bathroom with an open-air shower. A staircase leads to a mezzanine that functions as a bedroom. From the bedroom window, one can hear birdsong and enjoy the view of the canopy of trees. The doors, the folding shutters with operable louvers are made from regional cedar wood. The minimalist interior design is made up of a collection of modern pieces in crude tones that incorporate handcrafted processes in their production. The cabin has been oriented in a certain way, allowing it to take advantage of the site’s dominant winds to cool the home and achieve a comfortable indoor temperature. The living space opens onto a furnished terrace with tropical potted plants, and a shallow swimming pool for cooling off. Casa Jabin is a perfect tiny hideaway in the jungle.
We love Casita Jabin for:
1 bedroom with bathroom
For 2 people
Surface area of 42 sqm
In the middle of the jungle
From 80 € per night in low season.