About Seido-en Forest House
Seido-en is a unique, award-winning natural building on Salt Spring Island
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.
Hot Water Heated Floors
6-Speaker Stereo System
Two Private Patios
6 Wooded Acres
Japanese Rice Cooker
Bedroom & Bathroom
Kimonos & Slippers
Towels & Linens
Iron & Board
Clothes Drying Rack
Extend your experience with a unique Salt Spring Island getaway package to share with a loved one.
No interruptions, no visitors, no television. Seido-en has been a sanctuary; a retreat. We loved the hot tub, bamboos, heated floors, spices, books and art supplies! We have reconnected to what matters most.
Tara & Angus