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Thank you for all your support for Cottage Core Home. We have decided that it is time to retire and we wanted to let you know that we will no longer be publishing Cottage Core Home. It was great fun and we are grateful that you shared this journey with us.
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Treehouse Living

For many of us, our experience of a treehouse is the one we made with our best friend out of leftover boards we found in the shed and nailed to a lower branch of the oak tree out back.

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Sustainable Self-Sufficiency

Self-sufficiency can be a tricky idea. In our society we value independence and individualism. But those concepts can separate us, take us apart.

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Fresh From The Cottage Garden

Cottages and gardens go together. There is an affinity between creating a nurturing home with natural materials and growing our garden that naturally nurtures us.

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Homes that Melt Our Hearts

When we are in the market for a new home, we tend to tour many houses. Often we can appreciate the land on which the home sits or the architectural style of the home.

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Room to Breathe and Plant

In the past few years there has been a trend toward evaluating a home increasingly on its outdoor space.

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Cottage Core Home Bakery

Creating delicious tastes and smells that fill our homes with warmth and love

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Fresh From The Oven

Peach Muffins

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Living Outside the Box


From the day we were born, all of us have lived in the midst of conditioning and expectations. This comes from our families, our religions, our friends and our societies.

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Bohemian Bliss


Bohemian defines someone as unconventional. We tend to think of that as an artist like Andy Warhol or an opera singer living in a lavishly draped living room with layers and layers of fabric.

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Simply Enjoying a Garden Nursery


When my children were young we had a Saturday tradition of driving to the garden nurseries and spending some time with the flowers, vines and plants.

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Fairytale Castles

During a time when countries were ruled by absolute monarchs, it was possible to divert all of the country’s resources into massive building projects.

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French Cottage Core

French cottage core seems to be bifurcated. In the city, cottage core holds a relaxed elegance, a more worldly and sophisticated feel.

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Bucolic Bliss

Bucolic conjures up visions of the best of the countryside, the best of what living connected to nature can afford.

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The Perfect Place Setting


Creating the perfect place setting is achieved by creating a sense of place.

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The Fantasy Home Covered in Beauty


Covering some or all of the exterior with an ivy or vine can make our home feel at one with nature and its surroundings.

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Retiring to the Perfect Cottage Farmhouse


We set out to create the perfect cottage farmhouse from scratch. We looked at all the pictures on social media and design sites.

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The Water Wheel: Practicality and Romance

In a time, before modern industrial power plants, water wheels were constructed to convert flowing water into useful power.

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Six Suggestions to Support our Design

When we consider redecorating a room, it’s helpful to consider what rules designers follow. It’ll save us from expensive mistakes and create a design that feels comfortable as well as beautiful.

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Beauty on the Waterway

When the charm of a cottage is combined with the serenity and beauty of a waterway, something special is created.

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