ED Cabin – Lorena Troncoso Valencia Creates a Quiet Woodland Retreat

This mountain getaway was designed by architect Lorena Troncoso Valencia back in 2016. It’s based in the Pinto region of Chile, and is surrounded by lush vegetation.


The property is set on a mountain frequented by tourists for extreme sports, so it’s in a good position to act as a calming retreat in the midst high octane sports.



Simple titled ED Cabin, the house is composed of a small two-story property with wrap-around decking. It covers an area of 1,130-square-feet (105-square-meters) and features a simple back-to-basics feel on the inside. From the outside, ED Cabin slips into its surroundings thanks to its wood cladding and relatively low height.



The interior is completed in a mix of wood and stone, continuing with the theme of natural finishes. Stone and wood are quite dark materials, but it’s not a problem when you have gable-end window glazing going from the floor to the apex. All those windows provide the home with plenty of natural light, while also bringing the surrounding woodlands inward.


The lower level contains an open plan living room, dining area/breakfast bar and kitchen. The main space also feeds off into two bedrooms, separated by a small bathroom. A door from the living room leads out to a sheltered exterior seating area that forms part of the extensive wrap-around decking.


From the architect: “The area presents a lush vegetation of native trees with sight to the Andes mountain range, in the middle there is a small ravine with a depth of 15 meters on which the project is located. The cottage is… inspired by the iconic form of the mountain that is appreciated behind its back. You can also see from its terrace the landscape of the ravine in its maximum splendor.”


For more cabins check out Cabin Ostfold, a retreat that soaks up views of the Norwegian Coast. Or, this contemporary cabin set among the backdrop of a winter wonderland. See all cabins.


Photos © Cristóbal Caro

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

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