Based in Nosara, Gecko Architecture has an emphasis on sustainable design. The Hacienda Trinidad features green roofs to create habitat for climbing plants and to keep the building cool during the heat of the day. The home faces prevailing winds, maximizing internal air movement; with high ceilings and openings on opposite ends of the building, air moves through freely, keeping the home naturally cool. No air conditioning is required here: just passive ventilation which replaces hot air with a cool ocean breeze. And with natural lighting and a view of the Pacific Ocean, this eco-home can’t be beat!