If you’re in a part of the world where the cold of winter has set in, you might be longing for a tropical island paradise. This appealing beach cottage is located on Utila, an island in the western Caribbean 30 miles off the coast of Honduras. It sits within 150′ of a sandy shoreline, surrounded by coconut palms, almond and banana trees.
This two-bedroom cottage is located on the island of Utila in Honduras. A single-level residence, it’s the type of small house often found in retirement communities across North America. It appears to be a fairly low-cost home. The layout is pretty humdrum and it is finished with builder standard drywall and laminate flooring. But even when building on a tight budget, relatively inexpensive features can have enormous impact, as architect Mark Zacapa demonstrates here.