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

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Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Gable RoofLine, A-Frame RoofLine, and Metal Roof Material. Oil Dipped Cedar Shingles Photo  of Shack Up Cabin

Oil Dipped Cedar Shingles

Modern home with Bedroom, Lamps, Dresser, Bed, Wall Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Accent Lighting. Timberframed loft Photo 2 of Shack Up Cabin

Timberframed loft

Modern home with Living Room, Coffee Tables, Carpet Floor, Chair, Bookcase, Shelves, Accent Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Bench, Dark Hardwood Floor, Sectional, Lamps, Storage, Rug Floor, Corner Fireplace, Media Cabinet, Wall Lighting, Concrete Floor, and Wood Burning Fireplace. View out the gable end of the cabin into the woods Photo 3 of Shack Up Cabin

View out the gable end of the cabin into the woods

Modern home with Kitchen, Track Lighting, Wood Counter, Wall Oven, Pendant Lighting, Subway Tile Backsplashe, Drop In Sink, Dark Hardwood Floor, Range, and Wood Cabinet. Circular window salvaged from a local church  Photo 4 of Shack Up Cabin

Circular window salvaged from a local church

Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, A-Frame RoofLine, Gable RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, and Metal Roof Material. Magic hour, dusk at the cabin.  Photo 5 of Shack Up Cabin

Magic hour, dusk at the cabin.

Cabin at dusk.  Photo 6 of Shack Up Cabin modern home

Cabin at dusk.

Custom built record player cabinet Photo 7 of Shack Up Cabin modern home

Custom built record player cabinet

Modern home with Kitchen, Pendant Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wall Oven, Wood Counter, Range, Wood Cabinet, and Subway Tile Backsplashe. Kitchen and spice nook  Photo 8 of Shack Up Cabin

Kitchen and spice nook

Modern home with Bath Room, Wall Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Pedestal Sink, Full Shower, Subway Tile Wall, Ceiling Lighting, Wood Counter, One Piece Toilet, and Enclosed Shower. Photo 9 of Shack Up Cabin
Modern home with Bath Room, One Piece Toilet, Pedestal Sink, Wood Counter, Light Hardwood Floor, Enclosed Shower, Full Shower, and Subway Tile Wall. Photo 10 of Shack Up Cabin
Photo 11 of Shack Up Cabin modern home
Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Cabin Building Type, and Metal Roof Material. Photo 12 of Shack Up Cabin
Modern home with Kitchen, Drop In Sink, Pendant Lighting, Wood Counter, Track Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wood Cabinet, and Wall Oven. Modern Kitchen, hand built with vintage finds and baltic birch plywood.  Photo 13 of Shack Up Cabin

Modern Kitchen, hand built with vintage finds and baltic birch plywood.

Modern home with Living Room, Rug Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Corner Fireplace, Bench, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Coffee Tables. cozy Jotul wood stove on a custom built raised hearth Photo 14 of Shack Up Cabin

cozy Jotul wood stove on a custom built raised hearth

Modern home with Bedroom, Chair, Bed, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Cozy Sleeping loft Photo 15 of Shack Up Cabin

Cozy Sleeping loft

Farmhouse front door Photo 16 of Shack Up Cabin modern home

Farmhouse front door

Riverside location Photo 17 of Shack Up Cabin modern home

Riverside location

Looking out into the rugged Nova Scotia Forest Photo 18 of Shack Up Cabin modern home

Looking out into the rugged Nova Scotia Forest

In 2020 we added a wood fired hot tub to the cabin.  Photo 19 of Shack Up Cabin modern home

In 2020 we added a wood fired hot tub to the cabin.

Credits

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Interior Design
  • Peter & Paula
Builder
  • Peter & Paula

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Scandanavian
  • Year
  • 2018
  • 2018
  • Square Feet
  • 680
  • Lot Size
  • 3.5 Acres
  • 3.5 Acres