Tag Archives: North America

North Carolina Coast USA Post pic

North Carolina Coast.

North Carolina, one of the original 13 colonies, is a state in southeastern United States. Often in the news for floods and hurricanes, this is actually a beautiful place that sees people from all parts of the world coming to witness its beauty from up-close. Whoever visits the Carolinas has only good things to gush about the […]

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Haida Gwaii Map Post pic

Haida Gwaii Island nation that will take you back in time and slow you down.

First off, history: The word Haida means simple “people” -people of the islands. This was a small nation unto itself, protected by forbidden seas, making them geographically aloof, sea buttressed and distinctive. In 1787 the islands were surveyed by Captain George Dixon. They were named the Queen Charlotte Islands by Captain Dixon after one of […]

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Weekend Cabin Series #4

A Cabin For My Weekend! #4

Gulf Islands, British Columbia. The modern cabin is all too frequently more modern than cabin, but the four small dwellings designed by Osburn Clarke in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia are decidedly grounded in the traditional. Yet they still retain the open and airy nature of the contemporary. They take advantage of coastal B.C.’s […]

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Weekend Cabin Series #3

A Cabin For My Weekend! #3

Sauvie Island, Oregon. This tiny, 540-square-foot house is in its fourth incarnation. In the early in 1940s, it was hastily erected to provide shelter to shipyard workers in Portland, Oregon, in a settlement called Vanport Village. In 1948, floods swept through Vanport and this structure was floated down the Columbia River to an island called […]

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Weekend Cabin 2

A Cabin For My Weekend! #2

Meridian, Idaho. When architect Macy Miller got out of college, she realized that all her schooling had taught her nothing about actually constructing a house. And then, after living in 2,500-square-foot house, where she had bedrooms that were never used, whose doors were never opened, she decided to downsize — and to build herself. The […]

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Weekend Cabin 1 Post #12

A Cabin For My Weekend! #1

Hood Canal, Washington The waters near this re-designed boathouse stay chilly even at the height of mid-summer, making it a haven for oystering. It’s this temperature that keeps the waters clear, but the cold also makes winter storage space important. Near the water on the shores of the Hood Canal, Seattle-based architects Bosworth Hoedemaker have […]

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