March 2007 Issue


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.

PLUS you’ll get...

  • Discount coupons to our Cottage Life shows
  • 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 March 2007


  • Small Talk

    A diminutive Georgian Bay cottage proves you don’t need lots of space to think big.

  • It's Easy Being Green

    Simple, energy-efficient ideas add up to a power-savvy retirement cottage.

  • The Great Escape

    How one group of diehards found luxury in a late-winter ski trek to the cottage.

  • Chip Off The Old Block

    Artisanal cheeses lend seductive new flavours to your cottage meals.

  • What's Up With The Market?

    The cottage landscape is changing as buyers seek better value.

  • Where To Find Today's Best Deal?

    Five low-dollar regions.

  • Cottage Buyer Beware

    10 tips for first time purchasers.

  • More Cottage, Less Cash

    Thrifty buyers get into the market with unconventional thinking.


  • On The Waterfront

    A canoe builder for the ages; invitation to our Green Cottager Awards; a new look at low water levels; why waterbirds’ feet don’t freeze; a standout break-in; real estate humour; Ace recipes; Zimmer on our fear of dirt

  • Puttering

    Gravel driveway upkeep; The awesome gravel rake; Cleaning sandpaper with a crepe block; Multi-level, with lots of windows; Well rehabilitation; A remedy for wiggly chairs; Leaf cart; vinyl shades for the porch

  • Cottage Q&A

    Taking cats to the cottage; the cost of hydro delivery; new hot tub treatments; using creek water; dealing with a dead moose.

  • Cottage Finds

    Step on it: With a cottage rug, look for durability, colour, and pattern to hide heavy traffic.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Its own sweet time: The yellow birch gets all sappy in spring.

  • Cottage Classic

    Pulling for you: the block and tackle.

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