Here’s the plan: First, get a boat. Second, earn enough coin to have a house for my boat. Third, build boathouse that looks a lot like this one. Fourth, move into boathouse. Fifth, rarely leave.
Located at Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada, the 600-square-foot structure is a renovation of an existing boathouse. It has a minimalist but warm bedroom, kitchenette, and bathroom — and, misguidedly, if you ask me, a big ole television on the wall.
Architect: Christopher Simmonds
Photos by Peter Fritz
Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.