Tales from the Cabin

My Cabin: Bella Cottage


Green Dream on the Lake


Owners: Jeff & Deb Spencer

Location: Beaver Lake, Ozark Mountains, Ark.

Published: April 1, 2011
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Photo by Jeff & Deb Spencer
We never intended to own two cabins.
   
After six years of tent camping, we bought our first lake cabin in 2000. It was an old fishing cabin, only 45 minutes from our primary residence, sitting on 1 acre with a boat dock. We bulldozed the cabin four years later and built a new 1,400-square-foot two-story lakehome.

And on New Year’s Day in 2009, we bought our second place, an 860-square-foot, 1968-vintage lakefront cottage.
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