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Home & Cottage

HAVE YOU EVER wished you could stay in your summer cottage year round, maybe even retire there? A Calgary couple with family ties to the Digby area have taken...

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Community Forests International co-founder and program director, Daimen Hardie, outside the Whaelghinbran Nomadic Cabin.

Tiny houses, big impressions

The general housing trend over the past decades has followed the idea that bigger is better, although some Atlantic Canadians are shedding space and...
>Interior decorator, Iris Piercey displayed special items purposefully, like this horn magnifying glass, which is elevated upon books.

Decoding Decorating Dilemmas

ASK ANYONE who has renovated or built a new home: decorating decisions are difficult. The wrong choice can cause years of regret, and be very costly to fix. A...

Season of Contemplation

Ah, winter. Gardeners tend to regard this season with a mixture of relief, horror, and anticipation. The relief stems from the fact that now we have time to...

Location, Location!

Euphoria strikes when you finally decide you are ready to start construction on your new home. The excitement has been building since you found what you...
Allan Banks who enjoys hybridizing daylilies, shows seedlings of daylily ‘Robert W. H. Baldwin’ to its namesake, fellow nursery operator Rob Baldwin.

Made or grown right here

Gardening is one of those hobbies or obsessions (depending on your degree of enthusiasm) where you can be local quite literally from the ground up. We’re...

The Paper or Digital Gardener

DO YOU remember the first day you had a dandelion pop up in your lawn last spring? The arrival of the first hummingbird? What new plants did you put in the...

Den Dreams

AN EMPTY-NESTER recently asked me for some advice on her son’s freshly vacated bedroom. There seemed to be a distinct sense of urgency behind this query. She...

Wood Burning Fireplaces

IN THE middle of a blizzard, in the middle of a Canadian winter, no matter where your home and hearth is, it’s just a simple fact that you will feel warmer and...
Lynn and Carl Zimmerman on the day their new home arrived.

The special delivery home or cottage

On a brisk morning in late November, Carl and Lynn Zimmerman watched in excitement as a crane hoisted their new home from a truck and settled it on a slab on...

Comfort and Efficiency

ACCORDING TO archaeologists, our early ancestors began to control fire about one and a half million years ago by bringing it into their caves and adjusting the...