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Living Spaces

Up to Camp

“Up to camp” is a sacred concept. When you go, you pack the good stuff (fishing tackle and beer) in, and leave the bad stuff (pretty much everything else) behind.

Grandeur on the Lake

A Kezar Lake mansion built in 1908 had deteriorated by the time the current owners bought it in 2012. Instead of tearing down the historic house and starting over, they brought it back to life.

Permanent Culture

At the Zocalo Permaculture Center in Gouldsboro, the focus is on integrating humans with their environment.

Lucinda’s Little Dream House

The challenge: to design a 376-square-foot house that felt spacious. The result: a simple modern space with just enough room to be inspiring.

Home Afloat

Ice, snow, cold: these are minor inconveniences, say the growing number of people choosing to live year-round on their boats in Maine.

Home at Last

This couple moved to Maine after 9/11 and built their dream home themselves over seven years. The result looks like an English country cottage.

Behind the Scenes

Caretakers work year-round to maintain seasonal homes and cottages, with great care and attention to detail.

Say Goodbye to the Tarp

The owner of a 32.5-foot yacht explains how he built himself the perfect boat shed.

Sailing Dreams

The owners wanted a shingle-style house with a nautical flair, and this Deer Isle oceanfront home delivers all that and more.

A Sum of Several Parts

How a small vacation cabin on Eggemogging Reach became a 3,500-square-foot family home.

A Little Room With a View

An island outhouse with one heck of a view.

Home as a Tent

Moss Tents was formed by Bill Moss to manufacture and market his designs for the high-end camping and residential canopy markets. But there is much more to the story. He was an artist whose creations revolutionized fabric architecture.

At Home in Port

In addition to building fine boats, three Maine boatbuilders have separately branched out into home construction—waterborne homes, that is. Foy Brown on North Haven, Steve White of Brooklin Boat Yard, and Robinhood Marine’s Andy Vavolotis all built themselves houseboats.

Tiny Houses

Whether they’re small, spare, and bare as a doghouse, or decorated with animal bones or lace curtains with ribbon ties, Maine ice shacks have a little something for everyone. Some people use them just for fishing; others use them as a winter clubhouse.

Moved Not Shaken

An old boathouse in Boothbay is moved and expanded, and finds new life as a home.