February 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
In this issue of Cabin Life, you'll find a lot of great surprises.
pg. 6
Helping Wildlife in Need
Know what to do and who to contact when an animal is in danger.
pg. 24
Shopping Boat Shows: Boat Buying 101
Advice on getting the boat you really want, instead of the one sold to you.
pg. 28
Fancy Funky Fish
Inspire a giggle or two with this fun, inexpensive project for children of all ages.
pg. 30
Why Rebuild When You Can Add On?
A Maryland couple adds on to their place near the Blue Ridge Mountains, not once, but twice!
pg. 32
Fast, green and durable cabin construction for the 21st century.
pg. 38
A California family's modular Tahoe retreat provides both mountain and lakeside living.
  • WEB-EXCLUSIVES: Floor plans of this Tahoe getaway, a book that covers this and 30 other modular green retreats, and a video of a Blu Home being built.
pg. 42
Space-Saving Solutions for Small Cabins
Make more use of the space you have with these smart ideas from an expert. COVER STORY
pg. 49
In Every Issue
From the Deck
The unpredictable nature of Pine Siskins, kitsch, 50 essentials for the cabin, fun festivals, 7 organization solutions, cool products for pets, lake association spotlight, ice-fishing tips from Larry, and more!
pg. 8
Composting vs. incinerating toilets.
pg. 17
My Cabin
A wilderness homestead and a love of cabin living passed down through the generations.
pg. 18
Photo Album
Cabin love is all around.
pg. 20
Now & Then
Potato salad cove.
pg. 22
Texas Hill Country cabin.
pg. 58
Are We There Yet?
Double solitaire.
pg. 59
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Have your veggies and eat them too in these great side dishes.
pg. 60
Grill Master
Sauces, slathers, rubs ... Oh my! Plus, a chili-rubbed pork loin recipe and tasty IPAs for spicy food.
pg. 62
Small Cabin Escape
A cabin on the water's edge.
pg. 66
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