Valdes Island, British Columbia boasts the unblemished beauty typically found in the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. Preferring to support the island’s pristine naturalness, BattersbyHowat Architects chose to minimise the footprint of this tiny home getaway.
The off-the-grid retreat is essentially a box that tilts away from its hillside perch, clad in black-stained cedar siding to better blend into the idyllic setting.
The exterior cedar is in direct contrast to the white-stained plywood interior. The spartan interior features a long banquette opposite a basic but fully functional kitchen and a sleeping loft.
Rooftop solar panels provide ample power and a rainwater collection system feeds the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor soaker tub and shower.