Nicaragua Casitas

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A collection of casitas for short-term rental in a popular surf destination on the southwest coast of Nicaragua.

The modest casitas were built utilizing traditional local construction techniques — a concrete structural frame infilled with CMU and decorative screen blocks.

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Located in a grove of fruit trees just north of San Juan del Sur on Nicaragua’s southwest coast.


The client wanted to build a community of modest short-term rental units for surfers and vacationers in a popular surf destination.


The modest structures are partially elevated above the landscape and designed with the surfer in mind — each casita features an oversized bench that runs that length of the interior and can be used for storage or additional sleeping quarters; central bathroom core dividing the living and sleeping quarters; and a porch and hammock space for outdoor afternoon naps.