Off-grid home

25 homes that prove off-grid can be gorgeous

By Jackie Campbell April 16, 2015

No one can deny that green terms like "geothermal," "water recycling," and “solar energy” have become increasingly popular in...

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Cottages that are one with nature

These gorgeous natural cottages are practically part of the landscape

By Emily Campbell April 11, 2015

The whole point of a cottage is to throw off the city's shackles and get back in touch with mother nature. So it stands to reason...

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Porch

This 200-year-old Texas barn is all cozy comfort

By Samantha Edwards March 30, 2015

Originally built in upstate New York, this Colonial-era barn was transformed into a weekend retreat in Texas—perfect for big...

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Outside of cabin

This microhome is perfect for subzero Arctic temperatures

By Samantha Edwards February 23, 2015

It’s no secret that we here at Cottage Life love tiny homes with even tinier carbon footprints. This microhome, however, may be...

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Surfers' paradise

Isolated cabins that will make you want to run away from it all

By Jackie Campbell February 9, 2015

Wouldn't it be nice to get away? Whether tucked in a forest, perched on a hill, or beside a lake, these cabins are sure to...

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Posey, California

20 tiny cabins that will inspire you to downsize

By Jackie Campbell January 20, 2015

We've heard it all before: baby boomers are getting older and will need to downsize soon, Millennials won't be able to afford...

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Dee Williams’ Tiny House

The opposite of hoarding: woman lives in tiny home with only 305 possessions

By Samantha Edwards January 15, 2015

A decade ago, Dee Williams had a heart attack and was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a disease of abnormal heart muscle. After...

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Full view of truck

This converted horse trailer is the perfect Welsh getaway

By Samantha Edwards January 9, 2015

Tucked away in an idyllic quarry in the Welsh hills, this tiny abode began its life as a Bedford TK horsebox, the local term for a...

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Solar panel installation

What to consider before going off-grid

By Peter A. Robson

Thinking of buying a rural property? Trying to figure out whether it makes more sense to go “on grid” or “off grid”? Is it...

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Exterior view of the house

Eco-friendly home brings life back to fire-wrecked property

By Samantha Edwards December 3, 2014

Four years ago, this 4.5-acre property in Boulder, Colorado, was lush with old ponderosa pine and Douglas fir trees. But after a...

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