• notice of development

Once upon a time…

  • vision

There was a vision…

  • floorplan

…a plan…

  • permission

…and (finally): permission.

  • logging

To start some logging…

  • cleaning

…cleaning…

  • stringing

…and setting the strings.

  • digging

So the digging could begin…

  • Cement

...and the cement delivered…

  • first stone

…for the 1st stone to be laid.

  • plan

We’ll need some more of course...

  • 64 stones

…and 64 pours later…

  • pour done

…the job is done.

  • pour final

Where wood once stood proud... 

  • wood delivery

…wood shall return…

  • framing

…and the framing can begin.

  • log

Putting the Log in ‘Logden’…

  • made in Canada

...made in Canada of course…

  • floor

…a tree starts its second life.

  • wall

As a wall…

  • roof

…a roof…

  • shell

…or indeed, an entire shell.

  • shell 2

To be further embellished…

  • siding

…with naturally dyed cedar…

  • siding on

…by home-made designs.

  • meanwhile2

Meanwhile…

  • ben

…things need to get ugly…

  • trench cabin 1

before they get better…

  • trenches 3

Very ugly in fact…

  • ice crystals

In minus 25 degrees C…

  • trench deep

…it’s time to lay some infrastructure,

  • septic tank

such as septic…

  • water tanks

…water…

  • electricity

…and electricity.

  • sprits up

Spirits remain up though…

  • beauty

what with such natural beauty…

  • cake

and some cheese-cake to boot.

  • squeeze by

We squeeze by (and so does Sylvan)…

  • trenches

…to get ourselves ready…

  • electric tape

…for the final finishing stage.

  • details 1

Details matter…

  • details

both inside…

  • exterior

…and out.

  • close

But we’re getting really close now…

  • Ymir sign (Yvette)

to be able to welcome you…

  • logo

to best new Lodge in town!

Early March 2013 we started the paperwork to be able to live our dream, cleared the areas where the cabins would be and then moved to the drawing table to make our vision a reality. It was a challenge, building four luxury cabins at the same pace and laying the high quality infrastructure in Winter, but our project was finalized in seven months. Our blue cabin doors opened in the Summer of 2014. All the materials used and crew who worked on this project were locally sourced, the cabins and furnishings custom built.  

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