Having lived in Florida the idea of temperature control without AC is very appealing. "Earth-sheltered" homes are nestled into the earth, either totally or in part. The advantages of doing this are considerable. About six feet under the earth, you will find that the temperature varies by only a few degrees year round.
If you’re looking for a bit of architectural style with your vacation, forego the traditional cabin or seaside cottage and try staying in a geodesic dome. You'll get off-the-grid lifestyle, secluded locations, and plenty of funky styling.