Dubbed the Moreava Cabins, this cluster of luxurious eco-huts was designed with the delicate ecosystem of Easter Island in mind. Santiago-based AATA Arquitectos Asociados built the bunch of sustainable huts for guests who want to spend a relaxing time on the island without harming the very wildlife they came to enjoy. With adequate air-flow, solar panels for energy, solar collectors to heat water and low-impact architecture, this holiday retreat will make guests feel closer to nature.
The spacious Moreava Cabins are perfect for a group of friends or small family, measuring two square foot each with a 0.5 square foot covered patio area. They were prefabricated on the continent, avoiding waste and optimizing the primary building material: timber. They rest on tiny poles creating low-impact on the land and preventing humidity from penetrating to the interiors.
Due to Easter Islands’ subtropical climate, AATA designed a gap between the wood of the huts’ ceilings and the zinc roofs, allowing cool cross-ventilated air to blow freely. Rainwater is collected and stored for re-use in the cabins and solar collectors provide the right temperature for water to use in the kitchen and toilets. The eco-accommodations also get renewable energy from solar panels on the roofs.