Considerations When Building a Lake Home

Nothing beats the serenity and beauty of lakefront home. The views are out of this world, and there’s something peaceful about the sound and sight of water. But if you plan on building a lake home from the ground up, you should know that you’ve got a challenging road ahead of you. There’s a lot […]

Controlling Indoor Air Pollution at Your Lake Home

The health effects can range from mild fatigue to severe respiratory distress and death. There may not be a silver bullet—or at least a cost-effective one—to eliminate all indoor air pollution at your lake home, but looking at these six steps, big and small, will set you on the right path to a healthy home […]

Find Out Which States Are The Most Tiny House-friendly

Tiny house zoning regulations: What you need to know Despite the growing enthusiasm for tiny houses, it still isn’t easy to legally build them for full-time use. Zoning laws and building codes, by and large, require a minimum square footage for new-construction homes, and progress to reduce that square footage is slow. “There are only a […]

Four Design Tips For Your Lakefront Home

Living on the lake is very different from living anywhere else. Since living on the lake — even if it is just for a weekend — is different, shouldn’t the houses be different? The most attractive and valuable houses on Lake Martin have one thing in common — they are designed for the lake! What […]

Floating House Living Perks and Pitfalls

As you’re biking or driving along the river, you see a seemingly idyllic life: People on their docks in front of their quaint, quirky or quite grand floating houses. Before you take the plunge and move everything you own to a bobbing abode, learn the real perks and pitfalls of living in a home anchored […]

10 Tiny Lake House Designs

If you’ve set up home on a lake, chances are you’re there because you love to be outside. Your days are most likely spent outdoors, so you don’t need much as far as a house goes: a place to lay your head, cook dinner, and seek refuge when the weather takes a turn. Amenities are […]

Try It Before You Buy a Lake House

by Julianne Will, 4/3/15, Lakehouse Community If you’re not a lake house owner yet, but you have a hankering for a waterfront property, we suggest renting in the area first…for perhaps as long as a year. But you want it now, you say? Patience, young grasshopper. There are reasons why you should try it before […]

How to Build a Floating Swim Platform for Your Lake House

by Extreme How-To, Chad Gillikin The Gillikin family’s boat dock had seen better days. Last winter’s heavy rains had caused the water at Logan Martin Lake in Alabama to rise to abnormal levels. As the water rose, so did the dock, all the way above the tops of the dock piles. A monster storm shifted […]

Buying a Lakefront Home in the Winter, 3 Tips

Is snow and ice covering your lakefront dreams? Don’t let that discourage you from buying a lakefront home in one of the best times of the year. But how do you know that the shoreline conditions are? How deep is the water? Are there aquatic weeds? What does the yard look like? Follow these 3 […]