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We Want to Take Shelter in This Locally Designed ‘Great Lakes Cabin’

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, sweet f~ck all on Craigslist and three levels of government that couldn’t give a damn.

(via) We’ll gladly take this prefab Great Lakes Cabin designed by Leckie Studio for Backcountry Hut Company. Both companies are right here in Vancouver, and we’re no stranger to drooling over their collaborations, like their similarly awesome Surf Hut.

The straightforward, very customizable, wholly modular, easy-to-assemble construction is divided into two spaces: a sleeping loft and an open concept main room for cooking, eating and chilling. Made of FSC-certified lumber and engineered wood products and 100% recyclable components (all of which arrive in a transportable stack), the $200 per square foot system is designed for locations that heavy machinery would have a tricky time accessing.

We choose ours for the shore of Fairy Lake on Vancouver Island’s spectacular Pacific Marine Circle Route.

Images courtesy Plus Visual

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