Cabins

London woman finds unexpected visitor occupying her cat’s bed

Who among us hasn’t looked at a sleeping house cat and longed to trade places? It turns out that wish isn’t exclusive to humans, as a London woman …

Lifestyle (Canada)

A guide to winter craft beers

First off, what exactly makes a “winter beer”? Traditionally, winter beers were English ails or wassails. (The latter isn’t a type of singing, as you …

Lifestyle (Canada)

23 dreamy A-frame cabins we love

You may not own an A-frame, but you can dream<p>An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature. A-frames can come in any size, and in today’s …

Houses

10 pictures of prefab houses that you will want to move in

There are many good reasons why you might opt for a prefab house instead custom-designed home. You simply order the kit, and then you can actually …

Design

The Best Adventure Books For Cabin Fever - Therm-a

<i>Maybe you’re looking for a few books to get you through short days and stormy nights? Maybe you’re recovering from an early season injury? Maybe you</i> …

Arches National Park

The Forest Cottage Teardrop Rental

Camp Weathered, a California-based company, is offering its Forest Cottage Teardrop for rent. In it, you can sleep, cook, and eat with no problem at …

Free-Motion Quilting Cabin in the Woods

Add the charming and quick winter scene, <i>The Cabins in the Woods</i> motif to your next border and you’ll be snuggled up in your gorgeous handiwork in no …

Sewing

Nova Scotia man saves dogs from coyote attack

A Cape Breton man was out for an evening walk with his two dogs last week when two coyotes approached them.<p>Ken Waidson was not surprised to see the …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Canada's Most Wish-Listed Airbnb Listing For 2017 Is B.C.'s 'Unique Cob Cottage'

Looking for a rustic getaway? Pack your bags and head west, because B.C. is home to Canada's most wish-listed Airbnb this year.The short-term rental …

Real Estate

Jump on Board

Photo<p>Description<p>Departs<p>Disembarks<p><b>Oosterschelde - OS260218A - 20 days Details</b><br>Oosterschelde - Ocean Crossing from Cape Verde to St Martin <b><br>4-6 Berth</b> …

Cape Verde

Nature Conservancy of Canada combats invasive species with free Christmas trees

For the second year in a row, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is chopping down and giving away blue spruce trees for free in Alberta and …

Lifestyle (Canada)

8 Cool Places to Rent on Your Next Trip to Chicago

With its iconic skyscrapers such as the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, the Art Deco Carbide & Carbon Building, and modern structures like the Sears Tower, Chicago is certainly one of America’s most architecturally interesting destinations.

Lake Tahoe

European-Style Retreat With Oceanfront Views in the Tranquil Maine Woods

The 10-acre property also includes a charming 1940s-era cottage<p>LISTING OF THE DAY<p><b>Location:</b> Tremont, Maine<p><b>Price:</b> $2.9 million<p>Nestled in the woods on a …

Real Estate

15 things most Canadians don’t know about their own country

You probably already know that Canada’s national sport is lacrosse, not hockey. And that we’re home to the most northerly permanent settlement …

Lifestyle (Canada)

This enchanting thatched cottage in Dorset could be yours for £559,000

Property of the week: It's got a beautiful English country garden.<p><b>Peppercorn Cottage, located in the village of Holt in Dorset, is a magical Grade II</b> …

Houses

Vancouver sees spike in barred owl sightings

In the past couple of weeks, Vancouver has seen an invasion of barred owls. The city, known to have a large population of rats and mice, means easy …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Meat from Nova Scotia moose cull will help families in need

A moose cull in Cape Breton will help feed 13 First Nations communities in need this month.<p>Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia has …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Nunavut caribou herd recently listed as endangered

Canada is home to some of the most amazing hooved animals in the world. Deer, moose, and caribou have become part of our national image, which is …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Aspen the Mountain Pup is living the life of your dreams

While pampered purebreds in downtown Toronto are being whisked from condos to pet spas in $400 dog strollers (seriously, what kind of dog doesn’t …

Lifestyle (Canada)

The 'Cabin Crusader' - Cape Town’s new water hero

Swim aside Aquaman there is a new water hero in town and he is flying in with a message: “Shower together.”

South Africa

Video captures whales swimming beneath spectacular Northern Lights display

Seeing humpback whales up close in their natural habitat is always breathtaking, but as a video taken in Norway this week shows, seeing them under …

Lifestyle (Canada)

This tiny cottage on wheels has a two-person sauna inside

The best thing about this tiny house is undoubtedly the two-person sauna inside. While the bathroom generally isn’t the focus of most mobile homes, …

Lifestyle (Canada)

This luxury cabin-like dorm is the future of college living

Cutting down forests is the last thing most people think of when they hear about "going green."<p>But at the University of Arkansas, a wooden dorm building is showing that it's possible. Called the Stadium Drive Residence Halls, the 202,027-square-foot building is the first large-scale mass timber …

Northern Liberties log cabin for sale: $639,000

Looking for the country life in the city? A two-room log cabin in Northern Liberties just hit the market for a cool $639,000.<p>There among redbrick …

Philadelphia

Pair of tiny dwellings built on solidified lava in Hawaii

Outside House consists of two structures: "Mauka" the Hawaiian word for "inland toward the mountains" and "Makai" meaning "seaward." In keeping with …

Hawaii

Beat the cold with this DIY vodka ice funnel

Keep cozy and have a little fun with the Brojects brothers’ vodka ice funnel.<p>Tags<p>Brojects<br>• brojects-video<br>• drinks<br>• luge<br>• TV<br>• vodka<br>• Winter<p>Comments

Lifestyle (Canada)

A 17th-century house in the Swiss Alps gets a traditional makeover

Architects and interior designers often say if a house has good bones, any transformation is possible. If the structure is there, it just takes a …

Lifestyle (Canada)

The microcosm of wooden lodges among matter, nature and minimalism

<b>Wooden Microhouses</b> are small houses furnished with the bare essentials, whose dimensions welcome all the necessary comfort and exploit the identity …

Subscribe & Get Country Cottage Living Ideas: Recipes, furniture & Plans

<b>New gift subscriptions will start with the Winter issue, mailed in late December.</b><p>*Total including taxes: Canada: $24.75; U.S.: $39.75; International: …

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5 ways to heat your workshop during the winter

Numb fingers and stiff joints are nobody’s friend near a buzzing table saw blade, and a freezing workshop is a first-rate excuse for spending …

Home Improvement