Weekend Fun: The Gambier Island Tiny Getaway Cabin
This attractive little cabin overlooks the coastal waters and islands of British Columbia. It is located in a development of recreational lots on Gambier Island, just north of Vancouver. The vendor is offering lot purchasers the option of a basic starter cabin and outhouse package to give the new owners a jump-start in developing their properties.
The Tiny Getaway Cabin provides a basic but well-built shelter for “glamping” and storing camping gear between visits. If the owners embark on building a larger cabin, the Tiny Getaway can serve as a workshop and a place to store tools and building supplies. Once the main cabin was complete, the Tiny Getaway Cabin would make for a nice-sized guest cabin or studio space.
Western Red Cedar board and batten siding and exposed rafter tails give the Tiny Getaway a classic cabin look. The inside of the 16′ by 12′ (roughly 4.9 m by 3.7 m) structure is a single room with a loft in one corner, where a shed dormer provides a bit of extra headroom. While the walls are of standard 2 by 4 construction, the loft and roof were timber-framed using Spruce beams and rafters. The interior walls were left open for the buyers to insulate and finish themselves if they wish to. A sliding patio door makes for easy access to the large deck that is included in the package.
The cabin and matching outhouse were built off-island by Click Modular Homes. The completed cabin was then transported by trailer and barge to the island and set into place.
More information along with photos of the construction process are available on the website of real estate broker Rick Gustavson.
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