Built on the cliffs of Gambier Island, this sleek house is a getaway home for a Vancouver-based family of four. The rustic design by McFarlane Biggar is off the grid and only accessible via the water. Although a cabin in location and function, the house is contemporary in style. The exterior is made of cement board, wood, and insulated glass, and the glass walls and the deck look out over the surrounding water and fir forests. Inside, naturally finished wood lines the floors and ceilings, while the walls glow in white. The roomy house is composed of two boxy volumes and two stories, providing plenty of space for a relaxing weekend outside the city.