Jim Gauthier is the man behind the cabin that's drawing lots of attention in Clearwater Bay. He's brought in the crew from Timber Kings to design and build his dream cabin. Gauthier talks more about the home.
"Well I'm building a 4,600 square foot log home that's been designed by the Timber Kings and they've just now erected it. We bought a lot and I've always wanted a log home and this gave me the opportunity," he said.
Gauthier said it was an easy decision to bring in the Timber Kings. If you want the best then you have to bring in the best to build it.
"I'd seen a home they'd built on Crescent Island and then they'd built another home in Keewatin. So I'd seen the quality of their workmanship so that really intrigued me to use them. Then of course I got hooked on the show Timber Kings. After that I made a decision to go down to Williams Lake and meet with them and the rest is history," he said.
The crew from the Timber Kings works for Pioneer Log Homes out of Williams Lake, British Columbia. Gauthier says the cabin will be a family affair with plenty of time to relax and have fun. He adds that he loves spending time in Clearwater Bay.
"We've been on Clearwater Bay for the last 28 years. We have a very close knit groups of friends down there. This is where I spend most of my time down in the summer. The cottage that we presently have is a gorgeous cottage right now but it was always a dream of mine to build a log home. My wife passed away about a year and two months ago so I wanted a project to keep me busy and this sure did that," he said.
Gauthier spoke about one of his favourite attributes of the cabin.
"It has two turrets on it and one one side you get the sunrise and then later on in the other turret you get the sunset, which is very rare. Usually you have the sunrise or the sunset it's very rare you get both. The view from this lot is astronomical," he said.