About 8 miles off the Yucatán Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea, there's a charming island called Isla Mujeres, Spanish for "Island of Women." While it was once sacred to the worship of the goddess of childbirth and medicine, Maya, and known for its small lagoons rich with salt, Isla Mujeres exists today primarily as a tourist destination.
While there are several hotels and resorts on the island, one is known for being the most unique on the island.
And one of the most architecturally creative homes in the world.
It's called the Seashell House and it’s the perfect vacation rental house.
It was built by architect Eduardo Ocampo for his artist brother, Octavio Ocampo, to stay when he visited the island.
Inspired by the mountains of seashells, Ocampo built the two bedroom, two bath home in the shape of a pair of seashells.
Seashells adorn the interior, but it's the two wings of the home's exterior that are the most striking - one snail shell shaped and the other conch shaped.
If you can’t wait to stay in the Seashell House, it’s available for your next trip to the Isla Mujeres.
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