This Tiny House in Canada Takes Inspiration from A-Frame Cabins

updated Mar 30, 2020
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It’s no secret that there’s something cozy and charming about an A-frame cabin. Whether it’s in the middle of the woods in Montana or in an old field in New South Wales, the angular shape and rustic qualities makes for ideal abode to escape within nature—and this micro-cabin called La Pointe is a reinterpretation of just that. 

The tiny house is situated on the grounds of the Poisson Blanc regional park in Quebec, Canada. Also known as “Le Pic mineur” on the park’s website, it was designed and built by Montreal-based architecture studio Atelier l’Abri, who took inspiration from A-frame architecture while creating something entirely new.

“With its triangular geometry, the refuge offers a reinterpretation of the legendary A-frame popularized in North America in the 1950s,” said Atelier l’Abri. “It was important for the designers to create a simple, almost sculptural structure that would provide functional and nature-oriented spaces.”

The cabin overlooks a man-made reservoir called Lac du Poisson Blanc. La Pointe’s cedar structure helps it blend in with the surrounding area, but the uniquely-shaped angular roof and covered deck helps it stick out.

Inside, natural light pours in through the large windows and doors into the lofted home. The interior’s wooden features blends with the simple black of the cabinetry, ladder, and wood-burning stove.

La Pointe comfortably fits four people. Downstairs is the kitchenette, living area, and dining space, and upstairs is the lofted area that is suspended by steel rods. There, two can sleep comfortably, and downstairs the dining table can be lowered to make another bed. You can find more information on the property here.