Twin cabins occupy a windy hillside on Chile’s coast

Remote retreats

Set on a sloping spot beside the Pacific Ocean, the Cabañas Maralto cabins overlook a secluded stretch of sand in Navidad, Chile.

Santiago studio Croxatto & Opazo designed the twin homes, which are named La Toica and La Tagua after species of bird found in the local area. They’re built using a pine frame wrapped in reclaimed oak sleepers.

The strong ocean winds meant the studio stacked rooms one above another, which also gives guests a better vantage point on the nearby beach and its resident colony of sea lions. Terraces face north, so visitors can watch the waves without getting too buffeted by the breeze. Inside there’s an open plan living space that includes a kitchen and dining area, all surrounded by huge windows.

Guests climb up a ladder to reach the bedroom, with the bed situated next to a window that looks over the surrounding rocky hillside. The cabins start at £81 per night via Airbnb, with a minimum two-night stay.

Navidad, Región del Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile

Photography: Cristobal Palma
Photography: Cristobal Palma
Photography: Cristobal Palma
Photography: Cristobal Palma
Photography: Cristobal Palma

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