The Totems cabin, in British Columbia, was intended to be a 400 square foot guest house, but the owners felt so comfortable there, that they ditched their main house, and moved in full time. But who can blame them when the Totems cabin is a feast for the eyes and soul.
The Totems is an expressionistic ode to the log-house design of the Native Americans
The location is perfect – in the heart of nature, with a forest, pond, and garden next to the deck.
Small cottage designed by Henry Yorke Mann has a low structure and is supported by totems on all sides and in the middle. Many elements of the Totems cabin are borrowed directly from the design of the traditional Haida log-houses. Haida woodcarvers are some of the most revered artisans in the Pacific Northwest.
The interior is made of wood and lovingly furnished. A fire place is placed in the center in order to maintain the entire cabin pleasantly warm on cold days.
The bedroom is located on the top floor and can be reached using the aesthetic wooden stairs. You can only imagine how exciting it is to sleep in this adorable bedroom with a glass roof, which allows you to look into the crowns of the surrounding trees.
Photos by Stuart Bish