Today’s small house comes all the way from a cliff top in Chile, and I have to admit I’m green with envy as it’s one of the best and most beautiful houses I’ve seen to date.
The house was designed by the owners/architects Alvaro Ramirez , and Clarisa Elton, who set out to create a small, affordable cabin that would fit in harmoniously with the surroundings. The cabin was constructed with local pine, and has a total footprint of just under 600 square feet. The interior and exterior wood was treated differently, not only due to the exterior wood being exposed to the elements for but also for aesthetic.
Each space/room of the house contains panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, helping to reduce the boundary between the interior and exterior, and again reinforcing the architects desire to create a space which is in harmony with it’s environment. The roof is clad with a local stone which was commonly used in the construction of old houses, as well as stone walls.
Perhaps the best thing about this cabin is the cost – just $15,000.
Hope they live long enough to enjoy that beautiful place before they fall off the front deck…
Q – the same thing occurred to me. I guess the building regulations there are slightly more lax!
Notice that the dog is tethered. They’d have to do the same with kids, and guests who have had one glass too many
Are there any plans available for this place?
Hey Oscar, you’d probably be best trying to contact the architects to find out.
Hello Mr. Burke,
Would you help us design and build a home similar to this nice house, please? We are planning to buy a lot in a forest area between Santiago and Viña del Mar, specifically in Pitama. Short in money, we need help. Thanks in advance!
Hi Hazel, between my day job and Humble Homes I don’t have the time to take on custom projects — sorry! I’m sure there must be some local engineers, or architects who would be interested though.