In each issue of Cottage Life you'll find answers to your cottage questions, delicious recipes, design ideas, and stories of other interesting cottagers and some wildlife too



Ship Shape

A Nova Scotia cottage takes its inspiration from life on the ocean and the maritime buildings on shore.

The Great Gift Guide
By Liann Bobechko

Designer fly swatters, mitts for lovers, and 40 other presents perfect for cottagers. (Click here for the list of cottage-related charities mentioned in this article.)

17th Annual Photo Contest: The Big Picture Show

Out of 2,552 entries, these winning photographs get top billing. Plus Good for a Laugh: Any pics that make us giggle are winners in our eyes.

The Daredevil and the Deep-Fried Turkey

There are risks and rewards to celebrating New Year’s Eve with Dave.

Fowler Fare

The recipes are easy and the atmosphere is fun when this cottager cooks for a holiday feast.


Task Master

Get over the fear of safety gear

Real Tools

A dust respirator for facial hair

Job Jar

Levelling your levels

Cottage Plans

A well-crafted design

Hit List

Watch for these 10 electrical hazards

Bright Idea

Snow rake for roofs

Great Inventions

Skiboggan; suet holder

Also in this issue

On the Waterfront
Cottage Q&A
Nature Scrapbook
Cottage Classic

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