Surfers Cabin in Chile Features Amazing Views of the Pacific

Set on a hillside in Navidad, Chile, this small cabin boasts amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Dubbed the “2 Hermanos Cabin”, the building was designed by WMR Arquitectos on the behalf of two brothers who wanted an affordable surfing retreat close to the ocean.


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The “low cost” cabin (unfortunately I couldn’t an actual cost estimate) is just 50 square meters in size, that’s around 538 square foot. There are two main floors, and the structure measures just 3-by-6 meters (9.8-by-19.6 feet).


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The architects have stated that the dimensions of the house were based on the standard sizes of timber available in the region. Designing the retreat based on standardized dimensions allowed them to minimize both the amount of waste, and the total cost of the project.


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The cabin is composed of a single volume with a semi-enclosed car park space. The rear of the building is mostly closed off, providing privacy for the inhabitants. On the other hand, the front takes full advantage of it’s location, and features an almost wholly glazed wall section on the ground floor.

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The cabin features both a timber structure and a timber finish – the inside contains a variety of surfaces finished in wood. This even extends to the furniture, with what looks like custom-built dining table supports and a kitchen sporting plywood cabinets.

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The ground floor of the cabin contains the kitchen, dining and living area. On the second floor you’ll find two bedrooms separated by a bathroom, and flanked by storage cabinets. All in all, it’s a simple design, focused on accommodating the needs of the owners, the immediate environment, and providing stunning views.

For more cabins check out this alpine holiday home in the mountains of Austria by Marte.Marte. Or this environmental cabin that aims to provide a “close-up” with nature. See all cabins.

Via ArchDaily
Photos: Sergio Pirrone

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.

  1. Hey Niall,

    Love the article – any chance you would let us feature this cabin and these images on our site? We are trying to drum up some tourisim for remote areas in Chile and could really use some of this most excellent content.


    1. Hi Max – I don’t own the images, so I can’t give you permission to use them, but you could try contacting the architects/photographer. The project was pretty popular and featured on a number of different websites, so I can’t imagine them having a problem with it. For the links, just scroll to the bottom of the post and click the “Via” link.

  2. This place looks awesome! Do they rent it out? Offer retreats? Or is it for private use?