Shelter on the shore
When Arriz Hassam and Suzanne Dimma bought their water-access property on Drag Lake, the only shelter that existed on the 43-acre parcel of land was a small, solar-powered bunkie, nestled at the shoreline. Rustic and simple, the bunkie would be home to the couple as they planned the construction of the main cottage, which they built about a year later. The small building now serves as a base on the shoreline, and offers year-round living accommodations to guests. Five-star, off-grid cottage digs!
View from overhead
The couple replaced the original asphalt shingles with a steel roof.
Paddles are ever at the ready!
View of the lake
The space has an ample daybed, a woodstove for heat, and a table for work or play. And, of course, a killer view over the lake
Let there be light!
A collection of oil lanterns and more modern torches stand at the ready.
Simple, open shelves hold all the essentials. The lower shelves are disguised by striped fabric lined up top with grommets, held in place by wire.
Let there be heat!
The woodstove was there when the couple moved in, although they have recently replaced the tiling beneath it.
The décor is a mix of function and fashion, sleek and whimsical
The same striped fabric that hangs in the kitchen is repeated on the daybed, with simple cushions to help create a cozy spot to curl up.
The whole cabin is powered by these two small solar panels
Dusk on Drag Lake
Because the main cottage is further up on shore, the bunkie keeps the couple close to the main attraction of the property: A stunning, private beach.