Otter Lake Cottage


An off-grid retreat on a small island, this modest but spatially-efficient cottage includes living spaces, two bedrooms and a sauna.

Sustainable Features

  • Passive Solar Heating
  • Natural Ventilation and Passive Cooling
  • Natural Daylighting
  • Renewable and/or Recyclable Materials and Finishes
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Non-toxic Materials and Finishes
  • Solar Electric (photovoltaic or PV systems)
  • Low Energy Lighting & Appliances
  • Water Conserving Appliances & Fixtures
  • Green Roof Systems
  • Composting Toilet
  • Grey Water Percolation

Altius Project Team Architecture

  • Trevor McIvor

Project Partners

  • Engineering:CUCCO Engineering + Design - Christopher Cucco