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Time to reconnect: Tony and Brigitte

In 1974, 17-year-old Brigitte and her parents travelled 650-kilometers from their hometown in Landshut, Germany, to vacation at a campground near Venice, Italy. Unbeknownst to Brigitte, while she and her parents were sunbathing...

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Go inside a gorgeous treehouse retreat

Take a tour of where designer Lynne Knowlton and her family like to spend time in the summers—a cheerful treehouse made from reclaimed materials, nestled in a pine forest just two hours northwest of Toronto, Ontario.  And...

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What you’ll find in the July issue of Cottage Life

The July issue is mailed to subscribers May 30, and is on newsstands June 9. In the July issue of Cottage Life:  Pick the right canoe paddle Our annual grilling section Amazing transforming bunkies A grown-up tree...

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Herb caddy template

If you’re making Paul Lewis’s herb caddy from the July ’14 issue of Cottage Life, you can download and print the full-sized template here.

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Time to reconnect: Craig and John

On any summer day in the late 1950s, you could find Craig and John on Lake Simcoe near Barrie, Ontario. In the water, the two best friends would try anything. They glided barefoot behind the boat; made their own skis out of pieces...

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  • 06:00 pmCOTTAGE CHEESE
  • 06:30 pmWEEKEND RENO
  • 07:00 pmBUYING ALASKA
  • 07:30 pmMY RETREAT
  • 08:00 pmEPIC - SEASON 1
  • 09:00 pmBROJECTS
  • 09:30 pmDECKS, DOCKS, AND GAZEBOS
  • 10:00 pmCOLIN AND JUSTIN'S CABIN PRESSURE
  • 10:30 pmMY RETREAT
  • 11:00 pmBUYING ALASKA
  • 11:30 pmSELLING BIG
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