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, but instead go within, be peaceful and let things open up. 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.


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

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

Full Kitchen
French Press
Espresso pot
Coffee Grinder
Japanese Rice Cooker

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

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

Thank you for sharing Seido-en and the magical forest — for the peace, calm and tranquility. We had no idea how much we needed the sanctity and rest.

Julie & Andrew

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