La Point is a Back-to-Basics Off-Grid Cabin in Poisson Blanc Regional Park

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This tiny cabin is described by its designers as a “ready-to-camp micro-shelter”. The property can be found among the evergreens of Poisson Blanc Regional Park in Québec, Canada.

 

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Dubbed La Point, the unit has been created by local architecture firm, L’Abri. The design and construction was completed in late 2018.

 

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The unit contains a footprint of just 398-square-feet (37-square-meters), with a sheltered porch occupying nearly half that area. The interior contains a single level, but has an elevated portion for the sleeping area.

The shelter offers a reinterpretation of the legendary A-frame popularized in North America in the 1950s – L’Abri

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The main floor is concerned with carving out a nook for the kitchen, a living/dining area, and an outdoor space geared for soaking up the surroundings from the comfort of a hammock.

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The sleeping loft is found directly above the dining area. It’s got just enough space to squeeze in a double bed. According to the architects the cabin can accommodate 2 – 4 people. Presumably the dining table can be converted to a bed if needed.

It was important for the designers to create a simple, almost sculptural structure that would provide functional and nature-oriented spaces. – L’Abri

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La Point is off-grid. There’s a store for wood to the side of the main living area, providing the wood-burning stove with plenty of fuel during the winter months. The kitchen likely propane-based, and sink must make use of an on-site storage tank. Based on the floor plan, there is no bathroom. It’s basic, but sometimes a disconnect from the grid brings its own luxuries.

Photos © Jack Jérôme, Ronny Lebrun

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

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