There are times when all of us wish to move away from the constant noise that surrounds us and into a setting that is far more tranquil and healthy. A holiday retreat in the woods a summer vacation home perched on the edge of a lofty cliff and overlooking beautiful mountains or even a second home where you spend more than half the time each year enjoying the untouched jungle landscape around you – every one of these ideas does sound like an absolute dream! The hard part of it all is to have both the resources and the ability to build such structures in remote locations. That is until you come across the designed by MAPA.
When a treehouse proudly carries the shade of brown that so closely matches the trees it feels like it has always been a part of them and grew on the trees completely organically. The big windows are a salute to modern decor concepts that advocate for well-lit open spaces. Combining the natural and the modern has never looked so harmonious!
The steep gradient of the lot also played a crucial role in its overall form as the street façade offers complete privacy even as the rear opens up towards the green scenery outside. Concrete and glass largely shape the residence with composite timber adding to its elegance.
This wooden cabin feels like a genuine part of the woods the red doors being the only element indicating that this mini home isn’t one with the trees. A log cottage that fits into the tiny house category is a great example of a minimalist housing concept. The beautiful log exterior creates a rustic ambiance and the simplistic white doors serve as a cute and alluring element.
One of the major features that defined the house was the need for complete accessibility making every part of the home across its two levels wheelchair-friendly. Clear paths and easy access points add to this feature with beautiful lighting and top-notch insulation completing a classy contemporary residence set in an idyllic backdrop.
A smaller and lower cottage can feel very secure and intimate a little space within a vast nature to be enjoyed in. It really puts itself in the center of attention without being too extravagant. The Godendart cabin is located Parc National de la Jacques Cartier only 4 hours North of Montréal.
Set about apart from one another both the prefab structures provide a stunning escape with one overlooking the lake at the base of the mountain and the other perched atop and providing spellbinding views of the entire mountainous and green terrain.