Cabin and Systems

The cedar log home was built in 1994. Ample power is provided by the solar photovoltaic panels on the roof, but if the fog comes in for a several days, there’s the new Kohler 8.5kw propane generator for backup. Also fueled by gas from the 1,750-gallon liquid propane tank are the refrigerator, tankless hot water heater, clothes dryer, kitchen stove, hot tub water heater (yes, there’s a cedar hot tub) and five wall-venting room heaters.

The house was designed for year-round use, and we have comfortably used the house in every month of the year. There is 120 volt AC power and 12 volt DC power throughout the house. The fresh water well is backed up with a reverse osmosis system delivering almost a gallon of water a minute of crystal-clear water to the 330 gallon storage tanks.

The first floor of the custom cedar-log design from Riverbend Log Homes features a kitchen, dining room, living room, two bedrooms and bath. Upstairs is an open loft overlooking the living area. Total heated inside area on both floors is approximately 1,250 square feet.

Flooring is oak strip downstairs and pine upstairs. All windows are double-pane, with screens on opening windows and opening Velux skylights. The roof is rough-sawn cedar shake shingles from British Columbia. Heat is supplied by propane-fueled wall heaters and a contemporary Jotul woodstove.

There is a full kitchen, with refrigerator, range/oven, dishwasher, and disposal. The bathroom has a custom glass shower, sink and toilet. Downstairs in the partial basement is the hot water heater and full-size washer and dryer, together with the solar electrical system, water system, and hot tub pump/filter. The house is offered completely furnished.

Outside are two large outdoor decks with a recessed redwood hot tub and a screened porch.

The house sits high on the island, overlooking Head Harbour Passage, with views to the famous East Quoddy Head lighthouse on Campobello, and the towns of Lubec and Eastport, Maine. Telephone service is available from both US and Canadian cellular companies, while broadband internet service is also available from both US (wireless) and Canadian (satellite) providers.