August 2013

Cabin Life brings you the joy of cabin, cottage and lakehome living with ideas, information, and inspiration for your special place. Gorgeous photos, beautiful cabins, renovation ideas, delicious recipes and fun weekend projects are only a few of the things you'll receive in every issue of Cabin Life magazine. 
From the Editor
Mark Johnson
By Mark R. Johnson
Lesson learned: Never underestimate the creativity of a cabin owner.
pg. 6
This beloved retreat perched above Montana’s Swan Lake was a family project from start to finish. COVER STORY
  • PLUS: Interior Design Tips for Creating a Bright, Open & Airy Space
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus photos for the Montana lakeside cabin featured in “A Little Cabin Soars with Incredible Views.”
pg. 26
Rooftop Oasis
A Nevada retreat “re-covers” after it’s ravaged by fire.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus photos of the renovated Nevada retreat.
pg. 34
5 cozy retreats that deliver maximum relaxation.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Floor plans for some of the small cabins.
pg. 38
Bring Sunlight Into a Dark Room
A tubular skylight can infuse a dim area with warm light. Here’s what you need to know to install yours.
pg. 42
If you have a blacktop driveway, choose your seal coat carefully.
pg. 45
Electric Boating
Imagine not having to lug gas jugs down to the dock.
pg. 46
Muskie Fever
If you check barometers and you tremble at the sight of a shadow underwater, you might be afflicted.
pg. 49
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • Real estate report
  • July: the month of log homes
  • Cool stuff for getting outdoors
  • Cabin pride kitsch
  • Décor: lake art flooring
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Even more cool stuff for hiking and biking in the great outdoors.
pg. 8
Land trusts: how to donate your cabin property.
pg. 20
Now & Then
Invasion in the attic!
pg. 21
My Cabin
A reader’s retreat and a cabin right in the backyard.
pg. 22
Photo Album
Connecting with nature.
pg. 24
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Recipes from Big Sky Country and a delicious dessert pudding.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus recipe for Sicilian-style venison tenderloin.
pg. 50
Grill Master
10 secrets to serving up sensational pork and beef ribs, and recipes for Asian-style country barbeque ribs and sangria.
pg. 52
Tooling Around
DIY weekend projects & tips:
pg. 54
Building up.
pg. 60
Small Cabin Escape
Mountain mist.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: More information about the two-bedroom cabin used as field station housing for scientists and students at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.
pg. 66
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