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.