This summer cottage is located on a First Nations island in Georgian Bay near Penetanguishene. The buildings are framed in spruce and clad in pine and were constructed entirely by local native carpenters.
A fragile layer of topsoil covers most of the island, supporting a mixed hardwood forest of birch, beech and maple trees. Ancient sand dunes below the surface have produced a widely varied topography that slopes gently toward a spectacular sandy beach.
A high ridge of land running the length of the cottage site establishes a strong natural orientation for building and movement through the landscape.