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Does a small cabin with no power require insurance?

Does a small cabin with no power require insurance?

Find out what insurance experts recommend for your tiny cabin in the bush.
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Why do fireflies glow?

Why do fireflies glow?

Ever wonder what makes fireflies light up the night? We ask the experts.
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Do we need a building permit for a bunkie?

Do we need a building permit for a bunkie?

Find out how to determine whether or not you'll need a permit to construct a small outbuilding.
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How do we deal with issues surrounding a shared cottage?

How do we deal with issues surrounding a shared cottage?

When a family cottage is left to four children, it can create serious issues. Here are a few suggestions for avoiding future disputes.
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How do we obtain a mortgage for a cottage?

How do we obtain a mortgage for a cottage?

The steps you need to take when applying for a mortgage on a cottage.
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What are these tall prickly plants at the cottage?

What are these tall prickly plants at the cottage?

Find out what this is and how to remove it from your property.
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What’s the best way to shade our dock?

What's the best way to shade our dock?

Learn more about shading solutions, which depend on your dock's location, construction, and dimensions.
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Where can I get the water quality of our lake tested?

Where can I get the water quality of our lake tested?

Find out how you can get your lake test if you're concerned about the water quality.
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Why does the humidity set off our smoke alarms?

Why does the humidity set off our smoke alarms?

Find out what to do if you can't stop your smoke alarms from screeching in the summer.
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How can you tell if your septic isn’t functioning properly?

How can you tell if your septic isn't functioning properly?

What are the warning signs that your septic isn't functioning properly? Learn the warning signs and what to do if an issue does arise.
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