Long House by Bruno Atkey

Bruno built this 30′×50′ building on a remote beach belonging to the Hesquiat tribe in British Columbia in 1999. It’s used in a “rediscovery” program, and now run by Hooksum Outdoor School, which educates young First Nations people about their history and heritage.

The entire building was framed with beach­combed logs — posts, beams, and purlins. Roofing is 3′-long split-cedar shakes; siding is also split cedar — 1×12’s and 1×15’s six to twelve feet long(!). His crew was mostly from the Hesquiat tribe…

One Response to Long House by Bruno Atkey

  1. Ron Pickle says:

    I don’t know if others feel the same, it is some what resembling an Eskimo house, closed from all the sides, atleast this is what appears from the front. Are all Hesquiat homes like this only?

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