This cabin in Labelle, Quebec is the perfect location for your next outdoor retreat—whether it be hiking, fishing, or simply going off grid for a while. Nestled deep in a hundred acres of Canadian forest, true nature lovers will revel in this indoor version of comfortable camping.
The hand-hewn elements of the cabin can really be seen from the interior, where exposed beams and mostly bare walls show off the beautiful imperfections of hand-made design. The space is heated with a wood fireplace and has wall "art" that suggests it's time to get outside—two axes crossed and a pair of snowshoes. Two single beds and a pull-out couch make this pet-friendly, one-room cabin a cozy sleeping space for up to five people.
When it comes to this cabin, off-the-grid means a lot more than no WiFi. Though there is a television and microwave, the cabin relies solely on solar and hydroelectric power and has no running water. The bathroom is in this A-frame structure, which is separate from the main cabin and features a composting toilet.
A wrap-around porch and Muskoka chairs provide the perfect sitting area to take in an early morning coffee—or late night beer—while looking out into the woods. Year-round string lights provide a soft, romantic atmosphere.
Situated amidst a hundred acres of streams, waterfalls, beaver dams, and trails, the simply-designed cabin features many structures for plenty of activities. The cabin and surrounding buildings are hand hewn, which means that all of the rounded logs used were squared into lumber quite literally by a man with an axe. The one-room cabin is on the right, while separate buildings exist for the bathroom, sauna, smoke house, and wood shed on the left.
A full sauna and bathhouse on the premises means that days of hiking, building fires, and chopping your own wood can come to a close in a warm, relaxing atmosphere that your muscles will not forget.