Photos by Emily Christie
We are delighted to announce the completion of the Kingfisher High Lake eco cabin, and boy is she a beaut.
The unique structure is built around a white-pine post-and-beam frame featuring 'live-edge' Manitoba bur oak elements. This traditional method of framing uses precision cutting of timbers to join them together seamlessly, fastened with oak pegs and wedges. All joinery was cut by local artisan Hans Friesen of Hans Timberworks. In the walls, a dense fluff of recycled newspaper and romance novels insulate the cabin to ~R-32, 50% higher than a conventional stud-frame wall.
The cabin was was carefully situated to capitalize on seasonal prevailing winds, sunshine, and air-flow from the lake to passively heat and cool the building, offering a cozy treed-in feel and a wide view of the lake to boot.
Kingfisher cabin offers a view of High Lake from every window. With a crisp yet rustic Scandinavian aesthetic inside, the space is brightened with white-washed pine wall-boards. The kitchen is built for cooks; with a wide concrete countertop, peninsula stove and live-edge oak bar-counter, your dining experience should match the view.
Wake up refreshed in the east-facing porch or one of the beautiful bedrooms, and fall asleep beside the woodstove with a cup of tea and a novel from the Kingfisher library. Spend your day relaxing, exploring, and reconnecting with all that High Lake has to offer.
Accommodates up to 4 guests
- Private, multilevel, south facing dock
- Complimentary canoe (includes 4x adult life jackets and 2x paddles)
- Screened porch
- Indoor wood burning fireplace
- Main floor bedroom with queen bed
- Upper level bedroom with East facing window and and lake view (accessible by shallow pitch ladder)
- Full kitchen
- Bathroom with a shower
- Complimentary wood for the wood stove