The Valdes Island Shack
Designed by Josh Dunford of Burnkit, this cabin is hidden away on the Gulf Islands in British Columbia. The tilted alignment of the building, which is affectionately called the Valdes Island Shack, projects perpendicularly to the natural slope of the hilly coastline. It’s line with stained cedar that helps the cabin replicate the visual rhythm of the Douglas firs that grow in the region. The interior of the Valdes Island Shack is much visually lighter with sandy woods and lofty windows that open the cozy space into a single volume that seems to extend past the limits of its walls. Like what you see? Take a look at our book The Hinterland for a full overview of contemporary cabin design from around the world.