At the 2019 Interior Design Show in Toronto (Jan.17-20) The Backcountry Hut Company will unveil the Great Lakes Backcountry Cabin imagined by Vancouver’s Leckie Studio and Flattery Landscape Architects. A modular, easy-to-assemble shelter that takes cues from Ontario's Algonquin or the Kawarthas lakeside retreats.
As intended by the designers the cottage arrives prefabricated and flat-packed, and with pre-engineered connections, the kit of parts can be assembled using “traditional barn-raising techniques” that minimally impact its surroundings.
The main floor is open concept, with a kitchen that will feature cabinetry by AyA Kitchens, living space and dining room. Heating is provided via a wood-burning stove, with ventilation concealed around the structure’s skylights. Its second storey is the sleeping area, like most cabins. The shelter “goes beyond aesthetics and advocates for more freedom in empowering people to build their own shelter,” says Leckie Studio principal architect Michael Leckie.
Stay tuned for IDS19, where the Backcountry Cabin will be dressed to impress: expect to find AyA Kitchens and Baths, Miele cooking appliances, loos by Blu Bathworks, Loewen Windows, Mutina Stone Tile surfacing and VELUX skylights throughout.
Read the Designlines Magazine article "This Fabulous Prefab Cottage is Inspired by the Ontario Wilderness" for a better idea on the concept and vision.
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