Vivienda Minga Valpo

Minga Valpo

Vivienda Minga Valpo is a permanent house for disaster relief that uses pallets, straw and soil.

Product description Brand name and product description

Vivienda Minga Valpo is a permanent house design that uses pallets, straw and soil in an old technique known as “Quincha” in South America. Three units were constructed after a fire episode that affected Valparaiso in 2014. Volunteer and dwellers labor (without previous experience in construction) were led by a team of professional architects.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Valparaiso, Chile

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

~3680 USD(2.500.000 CLP) converted on June 2019

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.


SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Dwellers affected by the fire in Valparaíso, Chile.

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