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Six containers in two layers were used to form the basic structure. The coconut shape was then added, using wooden slats around a steel frame.
Six containers in two layers were used to form the basic structure. The coconut shape was then added, using wooden slats around a steel frame.

Photographs Henrique Wilding l Production Marian van Wyk

Two so-called Eco Coconuts stand with four other cottages – two Eco Pods and two Eco Cabins – around a dam on the Buff and Fellow Eco Game Farm, 10km from George Airport and near the seaside town of Glentana.

As you approach the game farm, it’s not difficult to imagine that two spacecraft have landed here and you immediately want to whip out your camera to photograph them before they take off again. Yes, says Frikkie du Toit, he wanted to create their unique shape to make them “Instagrammable”.

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