Seido-en Forest House on Salt Spring Island, BC

About Seido-en Forest House

Seido-en is a unique, award-winning natural building on Salt Spring Island

Architectural Vision

Seido-en Forest House was built in 1994 by well-known natural-earth architect Meror Krayenhoff and owner Wendy Webb.

When I created Seido-en, I really wanted to have a place where people didn’t think about the outside world. They just wanted to go inside and be peaceful and let things open up for them. I got a good feeling when I came to Salt Spring Island. I loved the way this land flowed, how the shadows move. It took me a while to choose a builder, who appreciated the Japanese aesthetic and we really worked to express the many elements of that, of emulating nature. The root is nature. Nature inspires. We’re all connected to it.

Wendy Webb

In 1996, Seido-en Forest House won a Gold Construction Award and was featured on the cover of Cottage Magazine. Articles about Seido-en have been published in the Vancouver Sun, Victoria Times-Colonist, Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Gulf Islands Driftwood, Western Living Magazine and Calgary Herald — all featuring its unique nature, design and the Seido-en Forest House experience.


Amenities

Cottage
Propane Fireplace
Hot Water Heated Floors
6-Speaker Stereo System
CD Collection
Small Library
Telephone

Outdoors
Hot Tub
Outdoor Shower
Two Private Patios
6 Wooded Acres
Meditation Garden

Full Kitchen
Fridge
Stove/Oven
Microwave
Toaster
French Press
Espresso Maker
Coffee Grinder
Kettle
Blender
Japanese Rice Cooker

Bedroom & Bathroom
Kimonos & Slippers
Towels & Linens
Toiletries
Hair Dryer
Iron & Board
Clothes Drying Rack


Meet owner Wendy Webb as she talks about the inspiration and origin of Seido-en…

Spa and Stay

Extend your experience with a unique Salt Spring Island getaway package to share with a loved one.

The comfort of a down duvet, the limitlessness of the universe viewed from the hot tub at night and in the background, red cedar and Douglas Fir that have been here for centuries.

John P

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