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Joe’s House


Created by Vancouver-based architecture firm Osburn/Clarke, Joe’s House is a small, tree fort retreat home – one of a group of buildings commissioned by the same client – located on an island off the south west coast of British Columbia, Canada.

This compact, off the grid home generates power from roof top solar panels, while storing rainwater in a series of cisterns. During winter, the house is heated by wood burning fireplaces.


With a small footprint of 500 sq. ft., the house features large covered outdoor spaces on both floors as well as end walls which can be completely opened, creating continuous indoor/outdoor spaces. Sliding doors and shutters cover all accessible glazing, when this coastal residence is not occupied.


The upper floor bedroom opens up onto a deck amongst the trees. How amazing it is to wake up to these peaceful, natural surroundings and spectacular ocean views…



* More info at Osburn Clarke Productions


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6 thoughts on “Joe’s House

  1. Judy Beckwith

    Is there a site that shows the rest of the house? Bathroom and kitchen? I, too, am interested in the cost of the building of the house, minus design costs.


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