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Fantasy Storybook Cottage By The Sea


This small fantasy cottage by the ocean is one that you have to see to believe. Located directly on the shoreline of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, this fairytale tiny home is built from natural materials using old-fashioned techniques to deliver a home which looks as though it has fallen from the pages of a storybook.

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Inside, the home is surprisingly contemporary, making this not only a visually stunning architectural marvel, but also a practical dwelling designed to include all the creature comforts.

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It’s swooping lines, nestled along the shore of beautiful Vancouver Island, give “the Winckler” a surreal, whimsical charm. Its hand split cedar shake roof is warm and inviting, resembling a thick coat.


This is a place no one will mind being stranded with a loved one! All who see it, smile.There were many unorthodox methods of framing that were used during construction of the cottage.

After the timber frame was up, a level was no longer a useful tool. To achieve the right lines, almost each board is custom cut, making for a slow, tedious pace. The boys building know it’s not for the faint of heart!

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