Architect Nicolas del Rio has put a South American twist on the Alpine chalet for his retreat in the foothills of the Andes in Chile.

La Dacha – available to rent via Off Grid Hideaways from $450 per night – unfurls across 1,500 sq ft, and the mountain retreat sits between ancient oak trees and lava rocks in Valle Las Trancas. Del Rio built the three-bedroom Chilean holiday home using passive techniques and has wrapped it in charred pine cladding to protect it from the harshest elements.