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.
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.