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Homes

Island Life

When an artist couple wanted to build his-and-her studios on a remote island, they turned to Houses and Barns by John Libby.

Icing on the Cake

What’s the meaning of icing on the cake? In Deborah Corey’s case, it started with a recipe and led to a family tradition.

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.

The Draw of Water

Water is a vital element for painter Marguerite Robichaux, a seasoned fly fisher who often combines painting and fishing trips, who captures the rivers and lakes of Maine.

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.

Opening Day

Opening day at Bagaduce Lunch is an annual celebration of community and the arrival of summer.

An Artistic Flatboat

Two Maine-based artists have built a shanty-style housefloat and plan to motor it down the Mississippi, creating art as they go.

Bears, Boats, and Boules

Cynthia Stroud creates bronze bears, painted boats, and more in her Brooklin, Maine, studio..

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.

Moving to Maine

There is only one person in the United States who builds replicas of historic bassoons. She lives in Maine with her partner in a former cannery that they have turned into an avant-garde music venue.

Metal Magic

Stop by Bar Harbor artist Melita Westerlund’s warehouse studio and you will find her wearing industrial protective gear and wielding industrial power tools. Her final product is far from industrial, though.

Christmas Bird Count

Annual Christmas Bird Counts promote science, camaraderie, and conservation worldwide. Rare birds and behavior have been a hallmark of the event in Rockland, 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.