Meet Merlin Naylor
Merlin is inspired by Haida Gwaii and his unique business, Uproot Guest House, was built upon Haida Gwaii’s vast resource of up-cycled and found natural materials. Merlin salvaged things that were weather-worn, old, and incorporated them into his Uproot Guest House. “Becoming an entrepreneur was self-motivating,” said Merlin, “and provided me with an opportunity to fill a niche for natural salvage and design.” The construction of his artistic accommodation was an adventure for Merlin. He liked being able to design and build a business that now financially enables his other interests and hobbies.
Merlin loves Haida Gwaii for all the wonders the land has to offer. “What I enjoy most about Masset is the unlimited access to the wild,” said Merlin. He enjoys adventuring throughout Haida Gwaii and foraging for a delicious addition to his next meal. It’s not only the nature that Merlin enjoys, he also appreciates the cool small businesses in Masset such as Ground Gallery & Coffee House.
Artistic. Original. Classy.
Uproot Guest House is an artisan designed west coast home on the edge of the rainforest that is available for nightly and weekly rentals. The home has a relaxing feel with gorgeous salvaged design throughout such as creative metal stair railings, natural tree roots and even beach-combed logs and driftwood. There are stained glass walls and artistic elements incorporated into every room in Uproot Guest House.
The home is privately located and is only a 10 minute walk to the wildlife sanctuary yet is still close to the marina and shops.The house can accommodate up to six people in the two bedrooms and loft. There is a double-headed rain-shower as well as indoor and outdoor baths. Uproot Guest House has a beautiful deck with a BBQ and a crab cooker.
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