Joe’s House

1Located off the coast of British Columbia this house is situated on a island and is completely off the grid.  The style harkens back to a outpost or fort.  They designers made the house narrow so that they didn’t have to cut trees down and with the elevated floor plan, you feel as if you are walking among the trees.  The house is 500 square feet, designed with a water catchment system, heat is supplied through a wood stove and power is through solar panels on the roof.


The best feature of this house in my opinion is the bedroom.  The end of it opens up entirely to allow the entire wall to disappear.  This then leads to a large deck with amazing views of the water.  The rest of the floors are also designed to completely open up and bring the outdoors in, which is a concept that I love, with great views and fresh air, I’m jelous!




  1. Is that bed on tracks so it can be easily pushed out onto the deck?!

    • No it isn't, but it could easily be and how awesome would that be?!?!?!

  2. Incredible looking home. It looks much larger than 500 square feet though. I'd kill for a basic floor plan.

  3. Which coast is it?
    Who designed it?
    How did you hear about it?

  4. Architects' site:

  5. looks bloody cold in the wet cold west coast winter…lots of glass, no insulation, what is the BTU s per sq ft. to heat this thing?.

    looks like an Architectural Digest wanna be …but purely impractical

  6. How much did this cost to build? And is that an outdoor shower?

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