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This modern vacation home embraces indoor-outdoor living in Ontario

The boundary between indoors and out are blurred to beautiful effect in the Bear Stand Residence, a family retreat located approximately three hours …

Living Rooms

The Sixteen-Oak Barn / HilberinkBosch architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Traditionally, most farmhouses in the Meierij of ’s Hertogenbosch, a former administrative realm or …

Roofing

An old 1930s home gets a modern makeover into a cozy beach cabin

Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig is no stranger to cabin design, having completed many beautiful retreats across the Pacific Northwest. …

Architecture

This rustic Quebec cottage now has a beautiful, prismatic extension

When a client with a large family reached out to ACDF Architecture for an extension of their rustic country cottage in Quebec, the Montreal studio …

Architecture

The Rimrock House Stands Between A Mountain And A River

Some of the most impressive and memorable projects are those that manage to find the right balance between natural and artificial, between what’s …

Architecture

New Cottage Classic on Stoney Lake

Architect and interior designer Dee Dee Taylor Eustace has been cottaging on Stoney Lake all her life. So when she bought a two-acre island in one of …

Architecture

Fancy a home by the water? Seaside cottage with spectacular setting hits Irish market

<b>A “delightful” Co. Antrim cottage offering stunning sea views that stretch as far as Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre has just hit the market.</b><p>The …

Ireland

3 Cabins in Belgium / Ark-Shelter

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> WHY<br>Slow Cabins helps city dwellers recharging their batteries while staying in a stand-alone …

Standalone

Off the Grid Luxury: A Spare Weekend Home in the Arizona High Desert

When a client requested an indoor/outdoor weekend house with separate living and sleeping zones, Tucson, Arizona–based architect Cade Hayes and …

Architecture

This tiny cabin on the Greece-Turkey border generates 100% of its own energy

Istanbul-based studio SO? Architecture & Ideas has completed a tiny off-grid cabin perfect for reconnecting with the outdoors. Located in a village …

Architecture

5 Tiny Cottage Makeovers That Will Blow Your Mind

1 of 37<p>Cottage 1: Hamptons Hideaway<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 37<p>Kitchen: Before<p>3 of 37<p>Kitchen: After<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 37<p>Living Room: After<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Living Rooms

Log Cabin With Hot Tub Overlooks Wooded Acres In Homewood

WOW House: Enjoy nature all around a newly listed log cabin that overlooks Butterfield Creek in Homewood.<p>HOMEWOOD, IL -- Your perfect weekend getaway …

Log Cabins

Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage (That You Can Have Too!)

1 of 10<p>Exterior Charm<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Prettiest Porch on the Block<p>3 of 10<p>Living Space With Room to Entertain<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Fab and Functional …

Cottages

13 rope swings that will make you want to plunge into a lake

Temperatures in Canada are climbing, which means only one thing: it’s time to hit the lake. Or the river. Or the pond. Or whatever is the most …

Cottages

Vineyard Beach Cottage

High ceilings and tall windows for plenty of sun and ocean breezes.<p>Martha’s Vineyard in the summer is just plain delightful, especially if your house …

Cottages

Our Best Beach House Plans for Cottage Lovers

1 of 18<p>Aiken Street, Plan #1807<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 18<p>Islander Cottage, Plan #1951<p>3 of 18<p>Inlet Cottage, Plan #1519<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 18<p>River Place …

Cottages

20 things you’ll find in every Canadian cottage

Just like every family, every cottage is unique. Maybe your cottage has a display of off-colour postcards pinned to one wall, souvenirs of past …

Cottages

A cottage agreement can save the family headaches

There's a family I know who have a story they'd like to share. Eric, Ben and Emma are siblings who inherited their father's cottage four years ago when he passed away. They all love spending time at the cottage, and love one another – most of the time. Still, they can drive one another crazy. "Tim, …

5 types of cottage dads

Ah, the cottage: the place where dad can relax and truly be himself. And while your dad is definitely a unique individual, chances are he fits—at …

Cottages

Designer Constructs Micro 96-Square-Foot Cabin to Forego Building Permits

Hoping to have a personal space to escape to for much needed relaxation, Finnish designer Robin Falck set out to build his own little getaway. Rather than being held up by government red-tape, he decided to avoid the need for a building permit by constructing a live-in structure that's under 96 …

Living Rooms

The Backwater House Is A Hidden Retreat Offering Up 360-Degree Lakeside Living

Backwater House in Norfolk, England<p>Posted in Living<p>The sights and sounds of an undulating body of water act like a tonic; they calm us down, and …

Log Cabin Timelapse Build Takes Off Grid Seriously

The Log Cabin Timelapse video posted by My Self Reliance shows what the term “off grid” really means. The video is a condensed, five-minute video of …

Time-lapse Photography

Off-Grid Log Cabin Built in Alaska - Green Homes

Have you ever thought about building your own off-grid log cabin? Often it seems so out of reach to people who work full-time jobs with busy lives …

Ontarian transforms dated Colorado cabin into a modern retreat

When Jeff Moody isn’t working long hours in Toronto, he’s skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking, and relaxing with his family in his modern …

Cottages

3 Projects to Keep Your Boat Trailer in Ship Shape

Boat trailers are the bane of every angler's existence: there's always something going haywire and giving you a headache. These three projects will …

Arduino

526 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage in Folly Beach, South Carolina

This is the AZUL Little Blue House. It’s a vintage tiny cottage in Folly Beach, South Carolina. The 526 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 1 …

Tiny House Movement

This Insanely Romantic Old Canadian Fishing Village Property Can Be Yours for $271,000

Even the outhouse looks like something out of a postcard.<p>"If I were writing a book, there would be chapters on humpback whales, kayakers, jigging for …

Hot regions

NORTHERN CANADA<p>While rustic living on Yukon’s Marsh Lake has been transformed by electricity, water delivery, and school bus service, the attraction …

Canada

Futuristic-looking cottage causes controversy in Muskoka

We have said many times before that being a good neighbour can go a long way towards making life at the cottage easier, but a recent controversy in …

Ontario

Give your cottage a campfire glow with these twig candle holders

Twigs make for great kindling (hence our use of battery-powered tealight candles in this clip), but they can also help create a campfire mood when …

Cottages