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



Wind Ninjas
By Ann Vanderhoof

The race is always on for this family of fiercely competitive sailors on Lake of the Woods.

Ever Easy
By Jane Rodmell

How do you like your eggs? Delicious new recipes for a most versatile staple.

A Change of Plans

By Paul Lewis & Wayne Lennox
Not one project, but two: A dock organizer inspires a sophisticated deck storage bench.

Cottage Real Estate 2012

Five Regions to Watch
By Kim Pittaway

Where to start your search now. You may be surprised.

Matches Made in Cottage Country
By Kim Pittaway

Three searches, nine properties, three success stories. Which cottage would you choose?

What Do You Really Know?
By Kim Pittaway

Take our quiz on all the essential nuts and bolts of cottage buying.


Grilled cheese is hot; How to jazz up a classic; A doggone great vacation; Caption winner; Environment grant recipients; Beware the cabin…; My sappy story; Reporter; Fresh, new page-turners


DIY Plumber

Drain flow problem solver


Cheater vents

Saturday Project

Free digital TV

Job Jar

How to cut a hinge mortise

Trade Secrets

Cottage hardware store

Great Inventions

Two critter stoppers

Cottage Q&A

By Jackie Davis

Mice in my stove; metal vs. concrete septic tanks; stop mould; save on capital gains tax; antifreeze in the lake

Cottage Coup

By Morgan Dunlop

Can 18 friends share a weekend at the cottage?

In Like Zim

By David Zimmer

Your final wishes say a lot about you.

Nature Scrapbook

By Tim Tiner

Fast and loose: It’s mating season for the flighty, flirty red-winged blackbird.


By Roy MacGregor

Anniversary Essay: The iconic cabin

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