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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

Contents

Features

Thinking Inside The Box
By

A rundown 1950s cottage gets an upgrade but keeps its character.

Who Do You Call?
By

You need to hire the right people for your cottage reno or construction job. Here’s what you should know before you start.

Welcome To Coney Island
By

It's been quite a ride for this fun-filled family retreat, a Lake of the Woods landmark for more than a century.

In The Bag
By Jane Rodmell

Make-ahead frozen dinners will save you time and impress your guests.

Gazebo Royale
By

Who wouldn't want to build an outdoor room, where you can do whatever you like?

Cottage Life Boating

24-hour Pontoon People
By

Kenogami Lake cottagers may be the most fanatic pontoon boaters around.

Windward Ways
By David Harris

10 sweet cottage sailboats.

Boathouse

By Michelle Kelly, Allan Britnell, Douglas Hunter, David Harris and Pat Lynch
Unidentified floating objects; GPS for boating; Operator card update; Mastering tilt and trim, and more.

Gently Down the Stream
By Douglas Hunter

Who says boating can't be green?

Puttering

Saturday Project
By Paul Lewis

Weathervane

Real Tools
By Paul Lewis

Diaphragm pump

Go Green
By

Eco-friendly paint

DIY Weekend Engineering
By Martin Zibauer

How to firm up floors

Indispensible
By Martin Zibauer

Span tables

Stuff We Like
By

X-Bench

Hit List
By Steve Maxwell

Clamps roundup

Great Inventions
By Pat Lynch

A swingin’ table; Door-screen saver

On The Waterfront

My Favourite: Flea Market; Bigwin Bond girl; Clever Pet Tricks; Ask Zim; Countdown to May 24; That’s Wild!; Cottaging in the future; A shipwreck party; One-eyed bird; Reporter; Lake music; Fearless mice

Real Estate

This Cottage Is Not For You
By

The secrets to checking out a property before you make the long trip to see it in person.

Cottage Q&A

By

Thirsty blooms, hungry deer, pump DIY.

Cottage Style

A Little Less Dark
By

Exterior fixtures that keep a lid on light.

Nature Scrapbook

Early Risers
By

Spotted turtles emerge.

Weekender

Better than Directions
By

When you can’t tell guests to get lost.

Where To Find It

Photo Journal


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