Natural Wonder

A charming beachside cottage in South Africa boasts impressive carbon footprint credentials—but scores big on style, too.

Cement Walls
Photo: Mark Williams , Styling: Nathalie Williams

Go Low-Maintenance

Keeping in line with the desire for natural materials, the walls and floors are formed from a mixture of white beach sand and cement, creating a soft, off-white back-drop for the vintage-chic interiors. Another bonus? It never needs repainting. Simply wash the walls down to freshen them up.

The rugs are Moroccan kilims from Moroccan Warehouse in Cape Town.

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