Gabriela Calvo and Marco Peralta wanted to build their dream house in San Jose, Costa Rica, debt-free. Rather than buy into cheap public housing, they snagged two discarded storage containers and let architect Benjamin Garcia work his magic.
The structure Mr Garcia built for the couple is dazzling. It has full-length glass windows, an internal open design, and cross-ventilation so efficient they don't need air conditioning. Best of all, it only cost $US40,000 to build. A steal by anyone's measurement. [Arch Daily]