ANDY THOMSON   architect

Domaine de l’O Ecovillage

Ecotecture, Planning

Domaine de l’O was conceived as a Carbon-Neutral ecological campground resort that would slowly (over 10 years) transform into an ecovillage of tiny homes and cabins. This 50 acre property on 1700′ of the Ottawa River near Pembroke, Ontario boasts stellar views and miles of unspoiled wilderness. Thomson Architect completed site selection, brand development, site design, grant proposals and project management, as well as designing a number of cabins, glamping tents, a solar powered water pumping station and a 3,500sf net-zero, passive-solar lodge building (the Extreme North Lodge featured here). The project was certified as a CDCQ property, and is now accepting annual community memberships, for more information see: Domaine de l’O or Domaine de l’O (site francaise). The property is zoned for recreational/tourism, and can accommodate over 20 dwelling units. To date, 20 campsites have been cleared, and 5 sites for tiny homes with services. Population: 3 full-time, 10 seasonal.

  • Site Planning: Andy Thomson
  • Year: 2011
  • Area: 50 acres
  • Budget: $500,000