Social Housing for Slum Inhabitants

Social Housing for Slums Inhabitants

Section: Archi, GC

Location : Chile (Copiapó, Santiago, Valparaíso, Rancagua, Constitución, Concepción or Valdivia)

Duration : 2-6 months (to be defined)

Availability : now

Hosting structure: TECHO – CHILE

Chile has nowadays more than 40.000 families living in slums, our definition of a slum is a group of 8 or more families that live in the same territory and have no ownership of the land, also they don’t have access to, at least, one of the basic services, water, sanitation or electricity. TECHO-Chile is a volunteers organization that fights for the eradication of all chilean slums. Meanwhile we work with volunteers aiming for education reinforcement, work opportunities and, most important of all, community organization. And that is how we think slums would be gone for good, by empowering people and helping them to demand their rights collectively.

Project description:

The students would participate in the different stages of our social housing projects, from the design to the construction and delivery of the houses. The student will have a tutor and will help him/her with the projects he/she is managing. While the student is in TECHO the idea is that she/he goes to the weekly meetings with the community.

Required skills: 


  • Computer drawing
  • Rendering
  • Green areas and community centers design


  • Construction site visits
  • Construction budget reviews
  • Environmental improvements proposals

Contact : Consuelo Polenco []

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