Good Things Come In Small Packages
A remote, topographically challenging location made for some unique challenges on this 1000 sq. ft. cabin. Kettle River Timberworks handled this one soup to nuts – design, engineering, permitting, logistics, general contracting, timberwork, glasswork and finishing carpentry.
All materials were barged to the island and then choppered from the barge to the building site on the bluff overlooking the water. The project is completely off-grid – rainwater recovery and filtration, solar power, composting toilets and firewood heating. A unique ‘cantilevered’ staircase projects from the wall. Extensive glasswork and skylights give this cabin panoramic views of the ocean and the stars at night.
Janine Vertone, West Vancouver, BC
Kettle River did it all on our remote water access property: from site prep through helicopter staging, to the fine details of finishing carpentry. The design and engineering phase was creative, inspiring and thorough. With a detailed plan in place and beautiful microwaved CNC-cut timbers delivered by barge, they lived on boats or in tents and worked very long days to put together a little timber frame masterpiece. They installed a big Rumford fireplace, filled in the glazing and the SIPS, built a totally unconventional set of stairs and made the maple hardwood floor match the curved tiling in the kitchen and bath. Everything about this whole experience was extraordinary!