Located in the midst of a boreal forest, in the heart of Charlevoix, Canada is a tiny cabin raised on stilts called ‘UHU’. Quite literally translating to ‘owl’ in the Innu language, the UHU cabin is nested 12 meters in the air, with stunning views of the Saint-Laurence river to greet you every morning. Designed by Repère Boréal, UHU is the ultimate weekend getaway you’ve been searching for.
Designer: Repère Boréal
The triangular cabin features a glazed facade which allows for generous views of the surrounding forest and green landscape. You can enter the cabin via an enclosed spiral staircase, and a 6-meter bridge. Although compact in size, the UHU cabin is equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable and cozy stay. It features a large bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a heated floor, and a shower under the stars. What makes UHU unique is, the fact, that it provides you with a one-of-a-kind experience – one which involves sleeping in the treetops, and truly enjoying the natural beauty of the boreal forest. It is supported by stilts, allowing it to be comfortably positioned 12 meters in the air, so the views from within the cabin are going to be undoubtedly exquisite.
A whole wall of windows guided by the angle of the roof allows a generous amount of sunlight to stream in through the day and lets you genuinely connect with the nature around you. The surrounding landscape is green in spring, and completely covered with snow in winter – so there is lots to admire irrespective of the time of the year you visit.
Described as “haven of peace, hidden in the treetops”, the UHU micro cabin is the perfect destination to simply unwind, relax, and reconnect with nature. If you’re looking for a break from your hectic city life, then the UHU cabin is definitely a great getaway option – one that perfectly combines comfort, aesthetics, and solitude.