Cottage Life will help you enjoy life at the lake even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.
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Where to start? What are the options? Build your dream retreat with our start-from-scratch guide.
One family got what they wanted, at a price they could afford, with a custom kit cottage.
It’s a long way down to the water. How to build stairs over any terrain, even a steep slope.
From small to large, spartan to luxury, here are 17 inspiring cottage designs. Pick one.
Cranberries are in; bear hunt update; new Elizabeth Hay novel; barging a cottage; animal myths debunked; Reporter; heat-saving tricks; adopt-a-window cottagers; a bacon substitute from the sea?
How to prevent water damage; small- engine winterizing tips; an unusual mailbox invention; low-e glass primer; a product that breaks boulders; the eco way to drain a hot tub; build a sound barrier
Garlic: how to buy it, plus lamb, pasta, and salsa verde recipes; bake a pie like a winner; tasty grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts; mix ’n’ match cocktails; hobo potatoes; use up leftover buttermilk
Salamanders are disappearing; stop seagulls; winter room divider; buy out a relative; underwater septic tank
Kerosene lamp, mosquito coils, and mothballs? Smells like cottage spirit.
From a rickety sun deck to a stylish screened porch.
The long-tailed weasel is a sneaky, ferocious predator.