These eco-friendly tourist accommodations in Easter Island, Chile (Rapa Nui) are designed by AATA Architects with the idea to make a minimal impact on the site. Dubbed Cabañas Morerava, these prefabricated cabins are transported all the way from the Chilean mainland to the isolated island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (at a distance of 3,512 kilometers or 2,182 miles from the nearest continental port).
The minimally invasive construction process had its own set of advantages for the environment and architects as well. The design team has entailed a geometric shape for cabins to blend with the surrounding terrain. There are a total of four cabins, constructed upon slightly elevated pedestals to prevent direct contact with the ground, allowing the island’s natural processes of water absorption and plant growth to go on uninterruptedly. Each cabin has an open plan kitchen, dining, and lounge, along with sleeping space for up to six people.
The unique form showcased by these cabin rentals hints at the fusion of sustainability and practicality. The minimalist facades and slanting walls seamlessly blend with the tilted solar panels, which add to the overall rustic quotient. These vacation cabins are ecological and take profit from Sun and the rainwater too.
The Cabañas Morerava can be rented by a couple for about $150 per night.