Finnish Lakeside Cabin Would Make For A Cool, Cozy, Contemplative Island Retreat

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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) In short order over the weekend we endured a storm, watched the first Canucks games of the year, and received a press release that referenced Christmas. But it’s not winter yet. The long, wet dark is a ways off still, but we know it’s coming. So a good place to gather with friends is in order, somewhere that makes the most of every last remaining ray of sunshine; somewhere away from it all that’s also free of internal distractions (eg. TVs); somewhere to scoff at the coming wet with a beer and a shrug.

“You call this rain? Pfft…”

Cabin “K” knows what we’re talking about. The 600 sqft hideaway – built in 2016 – might not be a year-rounder (there’s no fireplace), but it looks pretty sweet for right about now. Designed by Studio Kamppari and located on a granite ridge above Lake Saimaa in eastern Finland, the thing is an inside/outside looker with massive windows warming a woody living room flanked by a pair of bedrooms and capped by an open loft.

Like most Finnish things, it looks very much like it would fit just about any British Columbian landscape like a glove. If we could, we’d build a version of it to overlook Sproat Lake on the road to Tofino on Vancouver Island. It might also suit somewhere closer to home, like one of the more accessible Gulf Islands or even Harrison Lake.

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  1. Beautiful,simple,perfect and definitely addictive,
    Love the space, a perfect place to unwind and be happy with nature

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