Moonhole Homes – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Atlas Obscura

Moonhole Homes

These eclectic homes nestled into the cliffs of a Caribbean island were built entirely from scavenged materials. 


Named for the extraordinary stone arch that stretches over the first home built in the community, Moonhole is an eclectic collection of homes designed to blend with nature.

New Yorkers Thomas and Gladys Johnston began building their tropical home on the island of Bequia in the 1960s from found materials and locally scavenged resources, including a bar made from a humpback whale’s jawbone.

The community is now a 19-home enclave on the island’s southern tip. The homes are not only made of scavenged materials, but are designed to be ecologically friendly, running on solar power.

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