Nestled Retreat - The Tofino Treehouse

We continue to get inquiries and interest about this exquisite home that made it into Timber Home Living Magazine as one of the 10 best homes of 2012. By incorporating the natural environment, the house really takes on a a modern organic form, clad in cedar shingles and cedar siding, the house is an extension of it's environment in both form and materials.  Here’s to looking at that cottage getaway experience, West Coast style!


"When it came time to build our getaway cottage, as well as a vacation retreat for our extended family on Vancouver Island’s Pacific side, we were drawn to a timber frame design but with a contemporary twist to suite the rain forest setting and our active, casual lifestyle.

Working with our architect, Canadian Timberframes Limited (CTF) was brought in for timber frame consultation, design, and supply. During the design phase, CTF was extremely professional and responsive working with our architect and structural engineer in getting the technical design right. Simultaneously, CTF was very patient and constructive in working with us in customizing the timber frame style to suit our unique tastes. Moreover, during the construction phase, CTF was very active and participatory working with our local, general contractor in getting the dimensions just right so the framing and assembly went perfectly. Above all, the quality was superb, the costs were within budget, and the construction was on time.

Of course, the final proof is in the finished product. Not only did the finished timber home exceed our expectations, but the home has garnered several gold awards from the Canadian Home Builders Association at the regional, provincial, and national levels. In addition, the home has also been featured in several home and living magazines. The most recent has been in the Timber Home Living magazine, Annual Buyers Guide, 2012 edition. Finally, we would highly recommend Canadian Timberframes Limited for any timber frame project for all the reasons above."

Don & Vivenne