Tucked in the rugged woods of Nova Scotia, sits this hand built modern timber framed cabin.
Partners, Peter and Paula spent 2.5 years hand building this cabin while juggling working and running a business.
"We had no previous building experience and just approached it slowly and with a lot of optimism. We built with lots of local and salvaged materials (including 1800 square feet of salvaged 100 year-old Douglas fir from a local university)
We went through a lot of sacrifices to build it; financial, time, friendships and personal but we came out the other end understanding how to trust each other".
This cabin is the most peaceful place to spend time at. It is an escape from the modern, busy world and offers 360 degree views of the forest and big views of the river running next to the cabin.
The cabin is both incredibly unique and quintessentially Canadian at the same time.
It is now available for bookings through airbnb at www.shackup.ca
Oil Dipped Cedar Shingles
View out the gable end of the cabin into the woods
Circular window salvaged from a local church
Magic hour, dusk at the cabin.
Cabin at dusk.
Custom built record player cabinet
Kitchen and spice nook
Modern Kitchen, hand built with vintage finds and baltic birch plywood.
cozy Jotul wood stove on a custom built raised hearth
Cozy Sleeping loft
Farmhouse front door
Looking out into the rugged Nova Scotia Forest
In 2020 we added a wood fired hot tub to the cabin.