La pointe was built by labris sister company

This Minimalist Micro Cabin Is a Tranquil Retreat in Canada’s Wilds

La Pointe Labri reinterprets the legendary A-frame to create a secluded shelter just north of Ottawa, Canada.

This micro cabin is nestled beneath towering fauna deep within Canada’s Poisson Blanc Regional Park.

Montreal-based L’Abri designed the serene shelter to provide space for up to four guests to find solitude, rest their traveled bones, and deepen their appreciation for nature.

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

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Absolutely, La Pointe reflects that goal. The interior is minimal—the only decoration being patches of sunlight or shadow that flit across the wood walls. The bare space allows the focal point—a large bay window with uninterrupted views of the wilderness—to shine. 

A small fireplace is placed beside the entrace of this cabin.

On the first floor, guests can converse around a dining table that converts into a bed, make a snack in the kitchenette, or admire the view in the living area. 

The table can be converted into a second bed in order to accommodate up to four guests.

If guests prefer more privacy, they can climb the ladder to the sleeping area under the vaulted, cathedral-like ceiling.

The bed is suspended by steel rods over the dinning table and is accessible by a ladder.
The bed is suspended in a lofted area above the living room.
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The massing is reminiscent of a truncated A-Frame. Half of the home enclosed, and half designed as an outdoor patio and kitchen. Its exterior is clad in a natural cedar board that will silver over the years, allowing the home to blend into its forested site.

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Check the video below and you will definitely enjoy this A-Frame house tour.


L’Abri offers a personalized architectural design service for renovation or new construction projects, from the first sketch to the execution plans.

The team specializes in residential and commercial projects. Ultimately, the will transform your ideas and needs into a concrete and sustainable project.


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