Sadly, it was LAST week that we were in the market for a home in Chile, not THIS week. Bummer. This three-acre property is located in the Maipo River valley in the central Andes Mountains. It's not exactly tiny, but it does feature organic gardens and orchards, a permaculture system of native plants and earthworms to process waste, and a private spring from which the residents get all their water. The whole thing was sourced from recycled materials — not to mention the incredible surroundings and the fact that "Maipo Canyon is a popular weekend destination for nature-lovers and foodies..."
It's selling for $630,000 via The New York Times. Here's some more info:
The owners brought in a team of carpenters from the island of Chiloe, which is known for its craftsmen. The floors are eucalyptus. The house also has 12 kinds of native wood, as well as a round stained-glass skylight made by one of the owners. The ground floor has two bedrooms, and a living room with a wood-burning stove that heats the whole house. The ceramic tile in the kitchen is locally made; there is a wood stove for cooking...
See many more pictures and read the whole article at The New York Times.
Photos: Victor Ruiz Caballero