The Gambier Island House is a weekend getaway that makes us think of a “cabin in the woods”. It is located in British Columbia and is accessible only by boat.
The structure was designed by Mcfarlane Green Biggar Architecture + Design, who conceived it as an off-grid escape, the house being powered by independent sources for heat and electricity. The design consists of simple forms and modest materials that hardly touch the ground.
The main bulk of the house includes two stacked boxes clad in wood, cement board and glass to fend off the elements, featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and a combined dining/living area. The structure is crowned by a roof deck that offers unparalleled views and direct connection with the nature.