Blog Posts - The Cottage Dream



The Boats In the Water

After a slow start to spring, the forecast finally predicted sun and above zero temperatures, which meant that Friday's long weekend plans of productivity had to be immediately scrapped and postponed for a trip to the island property.  Prioritie...
by Canadian Cottager on Apr 28, 2011

DIY Projects for 2011- The Master Plan

With careful planning, by the age of 35, my husband and I are hoping to own a waterfront cottage.  Our goal is to build a 800-900 square foot, open concept cabin for $50 000 and have this complete in the next 5 years.  The building bylaw fo...
by Canadian Cottager on Feb 12, 2011

Camping with a baby: A whole new adventure!

Before having a baby, we weren't sure how portable a baby would be and how easily we could incorporate our little one into our lives and ambitious dream of one day building a cabin on our boat access only waterfront lot.  We know how to navigate...
by Canadian Cottager on Feb 9, 2011

A Hike Up To Our Our Winter Wonderland

The recent blog posts inspired an impromptu drive to Rice Lake and hike across the lake to our island property.  While I always get excited to go up to the lot, this trip was different.  It was our first long awaited trip up with our newest...
by Canadian Cottager on Jan 31, 2011

"There's only so many affordable waterfront properties."

Growing up spending summers at our family trailer, I came to love life by the lake.  The childhood memories that I have catching frogs, sitting around camp fires, swimming in the lake, tubing, getting up at the crack of dawn to go fishing, and c...
by Canadian Cottager on Jan 29, 2011

"A dream can't come true if you don't dream it."

It's cottage planning season and time to reflect on a lot of hard work to date.It's hard to believe, that just 2 1/2 years ago, my husband and I purchased a waterfront island property on Rice Lake.  How we would get to our boat access only lot w...
by Canadian Cottager on Jan 29, 2011


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