Familia del Tío Beto

Minga Valpo

Familia del Tío Beto is a permanent house for disaster relief that uses pallets, straw and soil.

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Familia del Tío Beto 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.

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Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

~3,255 USD(2.500.000 CLP) converted on August 2021

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

Primary competitors in the region include housing that can be self-constructed by the community, Fábrica Social de Viviendas’s Modular Houses, Vivienda Social Rural FNH, and Elemental Quinta Monroy.

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

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Dwellers affected by the 2014 fire in Valparaíso, Chile.

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