QUINKATLA HOMES
EARTH HOUSE
Front Elevation This modern home is modeled after the traditional Kikyuly house of the Shuswap, Chilcotin, Lilwat and Okanagan areas of Canada. It is designed to be built on a sloping or flat site, and can be partially underground, as with the traditional Kikyuly house.
Main Floor Plan The building consists of two octagonal structures, interconnected to give a series of interesting interior spaces and exterior shapes. The heavy timber structure of angled logs and poles is exposed on the interior creating a beautiful log & pole ceiling.
Upper Floor Plan An upper floor contains a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The stair and landing overlook the livingroom area, while surrounding windows provide for wide views and plenty of light.
Features of this home are:
  • The total floor area: 205 square metres (2,206 sq.ft.)
  • Two main floor bedrooms and one upper master bedroom
  • Extensive living area and dining area
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Central Fireplace in Livingroom
  • Open living / dining / kitchen area
  • Open ceiling with exposed wood structure



  • The house would be well-suited for a site with a view on the opposite side of the house from the street (waterfront).


  • Last Modified: Saturday, 31 October, 2015