Dream big, live simple.

What we do

Modular cabins for simple, sustainable living.

We produce high-performance, compact homes that let you escape the everyday to a space that is good for you and good for the planet.

Two base models.
Unlimited adventures.

A space to recharge life’s batteries.

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Why Base

Built better and delivered faster for an all-in-one escape.

We offer a turnkey solution, prefabricated quickly and efficiently with innovative materials for a robust shell and a minimalist design.

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    Quick assembly, transparent process

    Our prefabricated panel assembly allows us to deliver your home up to 3x faster than a typical construction. With a clear budget and a predictable timeline, you get less unfortunate surprises.

Your space, your story.

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Customize your home to best match your lifestyle with our pre-designed interior and exterior options.


Your pied-à-terre in the mountains, the forest or the countryside.

The cottage has evolved. That’s why we’re creating a simpler and more accessible alternative by building it better and faster, and by future-proofing it with our Base Ecosystem.


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An inclusive model

Our needs have also evolved. New realities call for innovative solutions, and our approach aims to provide you the flexibility to live on your own terms.


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More time to do less

An easy to manage home means less to worry about – giving you more time to do what you love with those you love.


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Evolves with you over time

What if our homes could easily evolve with us over time? An extra module that attaches directly onto your home could become a personal greenhouse, studio or workshop.


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Geared towards self-sustainability

You are the master of your own domain. If going off-grid and growing some vegetables is your thing, then we want to help.


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A key part of your wellbeing

Allowing yourself regular escapes into the wilderness may be the real key to a good routine. Your body, mind and soul will thank you.



Built around common values

Base is building a community centered on simple, sustainable living. Our values as well as yours are what drive it forward.


Sleep under the stars

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Bedroom Plus

Either in the bedroom loft or the BASE I+ bedroom, you can sleep easy knowing your cabin is quietly working away to keep you safe and comfortable.

Our partners

An ode to good craftsmanship in collaboration with local artisans.

Jacques & Anna

The lighting in our cabins has been custom designed by Montreal firm Jacques & Anna. Each piece was carefully crafted to optimize each area of the home. Our base package includes all wall-mounted pieces.

Mitz Takahashi

We offer the Journey Couch as an added feature for all our homes. Designed by Montreal-based designer Mitz Takahashi, the piece subtly blends his influence of Japanese minimalism with Nordic sturdiness.

A simpler way to live

Do less, better.

Our homes are compact by design. With a focus on quality over size, we can offer a more tailored design with greater emphasis on the details.

  • Lean on square footage, big on quality.

    Reduce your footprint without sacrificing what’s important. The basics, elevated.

  • Do more, with less.

    Less time for worrying, more time for living.

  • Minimize the excess,
maximize the essential.

    It’s the little things that matter the most, really.

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Here at Base Habitation, we believe in doing a lot with a little. We champion a return to the basics for simpler, better living. We also believe in a better way to build, geared towards today’s growing needs in order to weather tomorrow’s challenges.

We are from the North, based in Quebec, Canada with experience in harsh climates. That’s why we are designing a sustainable product ecosystem highlighting natural and local materials that respond best to challenging environments.

At its core, Base is an initiative to reconnect us to the wild, to our natural surroundings – to reclaim a sense of wonder of the world around us.

Let the wild in.
Find your Base.


Hi! I’m Julien, founder of Base Habitation. As an architect with experience in the Arctic, the Amazonian jungle and Copenhagen, I’ve had the chance to study some truly amazing ways of living. They almost always come down to two basic ideas: building smarter and living simpler.

Shouldn’t we strive for that too? I think so – and that’s why I created Base.


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