Bella Coola Cabin








Here are some pics of my tiny log cabin in Bella Coola BC. Built from fallen trees, a tarp and moss.

I built this cabin which is my home away from home. It sits next to the Salloompt River far from any road or house.

By the way – your website is wonderful and inspiring. I hope my pics inspire someone to build there own tiny cabin!

A small cabin with a green roof built from downed trees in Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada. Owned and shared by Carsten Ginsburg.



  1. BarbaraJ September 7, 2014 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Wow … I just love that! 🙂

    • Richard W Birarda September 9, 2014 at 12:43 am - Reply

      Just add a moss floor in the cabins bath or dining area for a cool touch. Love it

  2. Meg September 7, 2014 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Very very cool! It looks like you’d imagine an enchanted cabin from an Enid Blyton book~~!

    • Carsten September 8, 2014 at 2:32 am - Reply

      Thank you! I feel completely emerged in nature when I sleep there.

  3. Doug September 8, 2014 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Awesome! I’ve never wanted to smell a cabin so much 🙂

  4. Greg September 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    I particularly like the mossy roof, how did you encourage it to grow there?

    • Donatella September 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      In BC, it’s impossible NOT to have moss…

  5. Robin September 8, 2014 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Wow. I felt as if I took a trip back in time, to witness the log cabin that my immigrant grandparent’s lived in, in Finland! Absolutely perfect…..EXCEPT for that awful, disgusting, out-of-character PLASTIC WALMART CHAIR!!!! lol

    Come on! I can’t be the ONLY person who found the humor in this natural setting having an albatross like >that< in the photo! Carsten…get thee to a photoshop program to remove that green chair (replace it with a stump for your photos!) and then, you'll have created your version of Walden Pond. 😀

  6. Wendy September 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Come on Robin, else are you supposed to know you’re in the 21st century?

  7. Sha66y September 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Didn’t even notice the chair – I was focused on the wet paw print. Looks like a great place, thank you for sharing!

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  10. Sandra Youmans June 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    I was thinking it was the cabin by S.A.M.S across the fence that we used to hide in when we skipped out of class

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