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What to consider before going off-grid

By Peter A. Robson January 9, 2015

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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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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Side view of the cabin

Get back in touch with Mother Nature at this micro cabin in Maine

By Samantha Edwards November 28, 2014

Surrounded by streams and trees, this cedar-clad one-bedroom cabin is tucked away in the mature forests of Maine. Read more about...

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Husarö House gallery

Minimalist design meets maximalist style in this barn-inspired getaway

By Cottage Life November 14, 2014

Don’t be fooled by the barn house-style pitched roof. Inside this family vacation home in Stockholm, the interiors are neat and...

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Bivacco Luca Vuerich: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

This book highlights a stunning collection of off-grid cabins from around the world

By Emily Campbell November 11, 2014

One of the best parts about a cottage is the simplicity of the building. A good retreat shouldn't place too many barriers between...

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Explore the stately cottages of My Retreat

By Cottage Life

For most of us, the ideal cottage is cozy, quaint, and unassuming—a quiet place to relax with friends and embrace the natural...

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Sustainable shack

This sustainable shack proves that bigger isn’t always better

By Samantha Edwards October 27, 2014

Now this is how you go off the grid. Surrounded by 27-acres of West Virginia wilderness, this cozy, one-room shack is the perfect...

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Timber Block

Timber Block brings its eco-friendly homes to Ontario

By Cottage Life September 24, 2014

This weekend Quebec-based developer Timber Block is opening its first-ever flagship model homes in Ontario, and you’re invited...

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La Chanchita

La Chanchita: once a broken-down bus, now a classy mobile home

By Emily Campbell September 14, 2014

What started as a 1966 Mercedes school bus was transformed into a gorgeous, wood-paneled mobile home. Find out more about La...

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Garden Refuge

Garden Refuge much more than a “guest home”

By Emily Campbell September 5, 2014

As guest homes go, the Garden Refuge is top of the line. It is found in Hansville, Washington, and designed by Rohleder Borgest...

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