Discover our first BESIDE destination in Lanaudière
Back to nature
Architecture, design, and new ways of living in city and nature
In 2019, a small group gathered in the BESIDE Cabins forest to create a special installation.
A service building in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, designed by the two brothers behind Pedevilla Architekten.
Alan Adriano MacQuarrie designed and built a workshop on his family’s land in La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. He envisions it as a bridge between past and present.
When Maria Milans del Bosch decided to build a natural getaway in the Catskill Mountains, she brought together local resources and know-how with the traditional Japanese art of charring cedar.
Au Gré des Champs puts humans — and animals — back at the heart of the farm.
The off-grid artist residencies reinventing a Scottish tradition.
Exploring the schools of tomorrow.
A bath in the forest, the contrast between hot and cold, a crackling fire, silence, and the scent of eucalyptus: many kinds of therapy for the body and mind.
A walk with architect Brian MacKay-Lyons in Shobac, Nova Scotia: a place where history and modernity exist in harmony.
Despite the comfort and nostalgia it inspires, many are beginning to question the reign of grass. What if this plant, a remnant of the Middle Ages, was quite simply out of sync with our lives and our values?
This is a story of Polarhagen, a regenerative market garden, and two first generation farmers sowing seeds in Norway’s Lofoten Islands.
A surfer, a mother and an entrepreneur, Sarah Zed lives near the waves in rural Nova Scotia, where she’s built a small community around Rose & Rooster, her bakery-café.
When he’s not in the operating room of the ER at Santa Paula Hospital, Californian Ross Monroe is converting his backyard into a community space for friends who, like him, want to live independently.
German architect Andreas Wenning makes treehouses, but these aren’t the rickety, makeshift constructions you remember from childhood. With his sleek, contemporary dwellings, Wenning has invented a whole new dream for life amongst the treetops.
In cultures around the world, saunas are everyday sites of immense social and spiritual importance, not least because they feel divine.
Ferdinand Ludwig dreams of turning cities into inhabitable forests. His research led him to the wettest place on earth, where bridges are made from living trees.
A transaction like none other.
In Norway, Tormod Amundsen and his team at Biotope design ‘invisible’ architecture; carefully crafted small shelters that must blend into and be absorbed by their earthly surroundings.
How Finnish entrepreneurs are reimagining the Nordic way of living.
Getaway provides unalloyed connection with nature, our travel companions, and ourselves.
“When I wasn’t snowboarding, I’d go back to the condo and feel confused. Being out in the mountains as often as we are, we have that connection to the environment. The way we were living wasn’t correlating with our values,” Eddy says.