Beach refuge in Chile | Pablo Errázuriz

Located near a beach in Chile, this camping compound has a shipping container kitchen/bath, water tower and tent pads. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Architect Pablo Errázuriz designed and built his own vacation getaway just a few minutes walk from the beach near Huentelauquén in central Chile.

The getaway compound consists of several parts. A twenty-foot reconditioned shipping container, clad in rusty Corten steel plates, contains the kitchen and bathroom. The attached wooden deck, shaded by a tubular steel awning structure, serves as the main living room. Clear PVC plastic walls can be put up when the weather turns windy or rainy.

Located near a beach in Chile, this camping compound has a shipping container kitchen/bath, water tower and tent pads. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Adjacent to the container is a series of courtyards defined by low stone walls. The courtyards are filled with river sand, providing a comfortable base for tenting.

Located near a beach in Chile, this camping compound has a shipping container kitchen/bath, water tower and tent pads. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

The wood-clad water tower standing in a corner of the property serves several functions. It has a storage and mechanical room at the bottom, a tank at the top (filled by truck from a nearby river), and a bedroom in between.

Have a terrific weekend!

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