Bright, Secluded Rainforest Retreat Tucked Away Somewhere On Vancouver Island

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With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. “Spaced” is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, and sweet fuck all on Craigslist.

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(via) Made from locally milled red cedar and Douglas fir, this aptly named “Rainforest Retreat” on Vancouver Island looks like it would be a super calming escape. Part home and part art studio, the one bedroom build includes a kitchen, a living room that doubles as an art studio, one bathroom and a private deck. Designed by Toronto-based firm Agathom, the space feels bright and totally of-a-piece with wood ceiling beams, doors and window frames paired up with wood floors, countertops and storage drawers. The SPACED column typically details faraway places that we’d like to bring closer to home, but since this house is already near at hand we wouldn’t dream of moving it any closer. We might throw in some furniture by Kate Duncan, but that would be the extent of our input. Done.

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