Built completely of mud and wood, it is attracting the attention of architects and designers who are in discussions with the house’s owner on plans to create a model that can be replicated elsewhere. ‘I had always wanted to do something that is different,’ says Jacob Thankachan, the owner of this model house and a long time resident of Dubai. ‘So when I came to own this plot of land, I decided to construct a house that would not only be different but also a haven of calmness; an oasis of peace and of health.’ That last term, health, is quite literally what the house also offers its residents

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