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How Are Timber Frame Homes More Eco-Friendly?

Timber frame homes can be absolutely breathtaking, and the rustic look of a timber frame home will never go out of style. But they’re not only classic, they also do a wonderful job of insulating against the heat and cold. In fact, these homes represent the ideal home model that’s comfortable, cost-effective, and also eco-friendly. People who love timber frame homes love nature, and want to know their dream home is an environmentally sustainable choice.

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How To Maintain Your New Timber Frame Home

How To Maintain Your New Timber Frame Home

Having worked building, renovating and maintaining timber homes for 20+ years, we know a lot about how to maintain the timbers. We put a lot of care into our builds and we want to make sure our new home owners are well equipped to keep their woods healthy and their dream home looking its best.

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A Cottage Owner’s Weekend Checklist

A Cottage Owner’s Weekend Checklist

The weekend is finally here, you’re ready to hit the open road and get to the cottage. Before you head out, it’s important to make sure you have all the necessities packed. Here’s a list of some of our must-haves for a weekend at the cottage.

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Falcon Lake - Photography: Michael Roberts

Home Away from Home

STORY BY KELLY GRAY

PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL ROBERTS

Timber Ridge Homes builds properties that offer an escape from the stresses of the daily grind. And they do it with an eye toward creating cottage country vacation homes that take lake life to a higher level.

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A Cabin Builder Succumbs to the Lure of Cottage Life

STORY BY HARRIET ZAIDMAN

THE COTTAGER, JULY/AUGUST 2018

Most articles about cottage families relate the stories of several generations that have watched the sun rise and set over lakes and forests. The family narrative usually includes cabins that evolved into cottages and now, decades later, into fully equipped four season homes. Their stories always include the appreciation of the coming together that cottage life provides.

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Family Time at Flanders Lake

STORY BY PAT ST.GERMAIN

THE COTTAGER, MARCH/APRIL 2012

Faced with an empty nest, most couples think about downsizing. Lynn and Randy Hiebert are not like most couples. After their two sons flew the coop and got married, the Hieberts decided they were going to need a bigger cottage.

“The dream was that we were going to have grandchildren. And where were we going to put the grandchildren?” Lynn says. Unlike many construction projects, this one came to fruition right on schedule.

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