Early Summer 2018 Issue


Cottage Life West will help you enjoy life at the cabin even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.

PLUS you’ll get...

  • Discount coupons to our Cottage Life & Cabin show
  • Free digital access with your paid subscription
  • Useful renovation and maintenance tips
  • Our annual Real Estate and Grilling issues
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What's Inside Early Summer 2018


  • Unhotel in Paradise

    How 20 families share one remote B.C. cabin—successfully. Learn their secrets.

  • When Nature Swipes Right

    You’d be surprised at what dating is like in the animal world. These guys are wild!

  • Summer Lovin’

    We asked you about your cottage romances. Here are your sweet (aww, sniff) and silly stories

  • Succession Strategies

    Who will take over your cabin? How will you make it happen? Can you save some money? We have the answers.


  • TrueWest

    Summer fun at Sun Peaks in the B.C. interior; crazy cottagey foods; canoe restorer; a morning surprise; hosting a cottage wedding? Make this centrepiece; Reporter; solar patio lights

  • Workshop

    Build a bee box; how to handle pesky squirrel invaders; tips to remove stubborn old nails; showdown: brush cutters vs. weed whackers; boat cover spray protection; swing-in dock staircase invention

  • Feast

    ¡Tostadas! Spice it up with this Mexican fiesta; tomatillo chicken; crispy shrimp with fruit salsa; guacamole, cheeses, and other tasty toppings; black bean spread; watermelon and cucumber salad; horchata

  • Style Ideas

    You’ll love these three love shacks.

  • Cottage Q&A

    Earthships; chaga; vendor mortgages; green chainsaw oil; fridge fin frost.

  • Westerlies

    Are you always getting lost? There may be a reason for that.

  • Cabin Plans

    Two-storey cabins that give you a high-level view of the lake.

  • The List

    Don’t fight with your neighbours. How to make peace, not war.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    The wild rose knows how to defend itself.

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