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Build Your Cozy, Earth-Friendly Home Using Recycled Wood

A dream home built on a limited budget using repurposed wood from Taytay, Rizal

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Original Article: Gabby Reyes Libarios Photography: At Maculangan Pictorial Direction: Nat M. Clave Architect: Felix Zabala

To create the house of your dreams on a limited budget, find a design expert and work on the project in stages. For her Balinese-inspired house, Monette Flores turned to architect Felix Zabala for help and slowly built the house using recycled wood.

Workers from Camarines Sur installed 200 recycled wood planks for the flooring of the first floor alone. The wood planks came from a demolished old school in Taytay, Rizal and were sold by the people from the community. Monette shares that more than five families were able to set up their own sari-sari stores from the money they earned from the construction of the Flores’s family home. Now that the house is finally completed, its clean lines, white walls, wooden details and furniture, and Asian touches make the structure stand out.

Original article by Gabby Reyes Libarios. Pictorial direction by Nat M. Clave. Photographed by At Maculangan.

Read the original article ("Tropical Retreat") in the July 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at http://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

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