Challenge to New Cottage Builders/Renovators
So you have acquired a building lot or property on beautiful Kahshe Lake
and now you are considering what to do with it.
You picture a large impressive state of the architectural art cottage
with magnificent views in every direction.
But wait! Think what Kahshe Lake would look like over the years if every
lot and every cottage was improved, built or renovated to follow this
pattern. It would start to look like
Professors Lake in Brampton, for example - a lake surrounded by the city. Is that what attracts you to this Muskoka
It is the sparkling dark water, the classic rocky shoreline, the
wonderful natural treeline, the sense of nature, peace, even wilderness that
nourishes our well being and sustains our souls if we give it a chance.
So your challenge is to build a wonderful cottage with all the comforts
of home, the great views, and the “magic” of cottage country without losing the
special qualities of the lake mentioned above.
Try going out in a boat and looking at your property from the
water. Think of it 30 years from now
when your neighbours are building too. Do you want to see windows, siding and
You could build an energy efficient home that nestles under the treeline
to take advantage of their shade and protection. New “green” building methods
and products are becoming more available to help diminish your “carbon
footprint” and maybe even take your cottage “off the grid” electrically. You
would have a cottage to be proud of
--sustainable, comfortable, attractive, and almost invisible on the
lake, yet still with the gorgeous views through the trees to the wonderful
sparkling waters of Kahshe Lake.
Take up the challenge!