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.
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We finally bought a cottage, and the renovation was a real challenge. But this tiny cabin, with its spectacular views and special history, was worthy of preservation.
Grab your binoculars! Becoming a birder is the best way to get outside and leave pandemic stress behind.
Alternative toilets are an economical, water-efficient, and convenient option for cottages, but which one to choose?
Balance out your snacking with these four delicious salad recipes. Plus, grow your own ingredients and keep them safe from deer.
COVID-19 cottage swap; water activity personality quiz; five Indigenous authors to read; more extreme Weather Files; Reporter; ruffed grouse drum solo; spring outboard checklist; the ice cream origins of boat engines; creative cottage ownership strategy
A wheelbarrow for every job; why you need a high-tension hacksaw; two-stroke vs. four-stroke; how to inflate a tubeless tire; beware of electrical after a flood; how to unstick a stuck screw; buy the best lumber; build these customizable crates
Sitting boat concerns; how to choose shed flooring; where to put a bat house; slippery deck fix; what the heck is this blue tree fungus?
Is there such a thing as unspoiled wilderness anymore? And, if there is, should we even seek it out?
Your cottage doesn’t need to be lit up like a gas station parking lot—a few key spots will do. Here’s how to brighten your property without blasting the rest of the lake.
Smelly skunk cabbage can regulate its own temperature—even in the freezing cold—and is an important source of pollen for insects that rouse in early spring.