Live your nordicity

Our architectural objective is based on a natural balance between minimalist cabins and the landscapes they’re anchored in. We wanted to create living environments that reflect our ability to adapt to the environment, and that is why we have designed, with APPAREIL Architecture, different models of cabins located on land with different vegetation and topography. You choose a model, not an address.

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The Lanaudière is its immense forests and friendly people. It’s the diversity of its countless lakes and an equally rich land. It’s a region that is still too unknown and that asks to be explored. Thanks, among other things, to a meeting with a Lanaudière local who wanted his immense playground to be preserved for generations to come: welcome to our home.

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Appareil Architecture

APPAREIL Architecture had a clear vision: harmonize architectural spaces with the nordicity of a century-old forest. After long walks on the site, the firm observed its peculiarities, its trees, and its cliffs, so that the living environments of the project fit into the landscapes and allow for reconnecting with nature. This resulted in optimized spaces that are neither too big nor too small, with built-in furniture for people to come together — all in an architectural setting designed to house moments of complicity.

À hauteur d’homme

The kitchen, designed by À Hauteur d’homme, focuses on the reduction of space and the durability of materials. The heart of the cabin, the kitchen revolves around a central island that commands the space. Its drawer design blends into the wood of the walls to bring together basic ingredients: functionality and resistance to the passage of time.


Lambert & fils

In collaboration with APPAREIL Architecture, Lambert & Fils created a lighting system with the idea of reproducing the warmth and natural quality of candles or oil lamps. These light fixtures with simple lines are made from raw aluminum and are connected to a dimmer to regulate the mood, while using the ceiling as a reflector to illuminate the entire cabin.


All the cabins include:

We want your experience to be as rewarding as possible, so we have tried to think of everything you need. We’ve covered almost everything, except your toothbrush …


Air conditioning
Sofa and built-in furniture
Washer and dryer
Mattresses and pillows, bedding


Espresso coffee machine and coffee grinder
Fridge and freezer
Electric fondue set
Baking pan
Pots, pans, cutting boards …
Cooking utensils
Dishes and cutlery

Wood in the woods

Log carrier
Indoor fireplace
Firepit + kitchen accessories for the fire, chairs, exterior tables
Fireplace accessoires


Finnish sauna with electric heater
Ceramic shower


Guess who inspires me? game
BESIDE magazines for reading on site
Bluetooth speaker


Closets for clothing
Personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, dish soap, dishwasher tablets, garbage bags, laundry soap)
Work space


Gravel access road

If you’re missing anything during your stay, please let us know. There might be a nice surprise for you on your next visit!

We ensure the safety of our guests and our team.

Together, let’s respect nature as much as social distancing.

Would you like to experience this with a larger group?

BESIDE cabins were designed for an optimal number of people depending on the model. If you have a large family or group of friends, contact us to book neighbouring cabins.

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