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What area or city has the most bungalow housing?

I assumed it was Southern California but a lot of places that used to have them, don't any longer. I assume due to the rising value of the real estate. So where are the most bungalow houses per capital in terms of areas or cities?
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 9, 2015 - 16 answers

Cost range for building small guesthouses?

Has anyone built a guesthouse/in-law suite/studio on their property? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jan 12, 2015 - 6 answers

What is the healthiest frozen yogurt brand you can recommend?

Preferably plain, preferably low fat, and preferably from Kroger. The yogurt is for an elderly family member, and the plan is to add fresh fruit. For bonus points, any suggestions for a natural fiber supplement to mix in would also be beneficial. I've heard flax seed is used for that purpose, though other/better suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
posted by Beholder on Aug 26, 2014 - 17 answers

What's a pretty winter vacation spot between Toronto and Chicago?

We're in Toronto. Our friends are in Chicago. We'd like to meet up roughly halfway between our cities over the Christmas break (i.e. in Michigan or Ontario), and rent a house or cottage somewhere quiet with some natural scenery. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Nov 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Where should we go this summer?

Girlfriend and I are looking to get away this August, and we're looking for destinations. We want to spend ~10 days relaxing, experiencing some natural beauty, being warm, eating delicious food (both of the restaurant variety and the pick-up-bread-and-cheese-from-the-local-vendor variety) and generally unplugging from day-to-day life. Not big partiers, but we'd frequent the local cafe/pub. Something like a little cottage in the south of France would be our dream, but we're working with a budget of ~$4000 all-inclusive, so France may have to wait. We're 30ish and live in Boston. Idea us please!
posted by violinflu on May 10, 2013 - 28 answers

Looking for a cottage rental around Ottawa, but don't know where to look

I'm looking at renting a cottage around Ottawa from just before Christmas to just before New Year's Day--Dec 22-29, give or take a day. I don't know the area at all, and haven't the faintest idea where to start. Help? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Nov 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Spoiled for Choice, Sour by Choice?

Sour Milk, Soured Milk, and Spoiled Milk. Is there an effective chemical difference? To what extents are any and all unsafe to cook and eat? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on May 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Where can 18 ladies stay for a hen party in Kent, UK?

Any resources for finding a weekend cottage for a large group on a budget in Kent, UK? [more inside]
posted by Mnky197 on Jun 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Attention Cottagers: Help us find our dream summer cottage rental in Ontario

What's a good method to find a summer cottage rental on Lake Huron or Georgian Bay? [more inside]
posted by durga on Feb 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Comes over one an absolute necessity to move

Recommendations for somewhere within a two-hour plane or train trip of London (not including time to get to LHR, LGW, LCY, KGX, etc.) for a three-day personal retreat. Ideally, self-catering or B&B. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Feb 2, 2011 - 4 answers

I wanna know about the old country.

I'm going to be at a rainy cottage all weekend with 3 senior citizens: my dad, aunt, and uncle. I want my non-talkative dad and his sister to reminisce about their childhoods, but I suspect my aunt's talkative husband will dominate the conversation. If that happens, Dad and Aunt won't talk much. How can I encourage them to reminisce without hurting my uncle's feelings? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Sep 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Jet pump troubleshooting at the cottage

Help! We're at the cottage and we're having problems with the jet pump system. [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Aug 22, 2009 - 1 answer

Weekend getaway near Vancouver

Where can I go this weekend from Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Aug 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Where to go in the Irish countryside?

Looking for the perfect small town in Ireland where my parents can spend a week or so this fall. [more inside]
posted by Kronoss on Mar 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Finding Victorian Poem containing a stanza about a peaceful cottage a peaceful cottage

I'm trying to find a particular Victorian poem that contains a stanza depicting a peaceful cottage. [more inside]
posted by Lorna on Feb 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Quality goods made by real people

Talented people making high quality goods (belts, wooden objects, pens, misc leather items , clothes, manuscript books, etc) at reasonable prices. [more inside]
posted by dance on Oct 20, 2008 - 11 answers

What would it take to make a cabin?

How cheap is it to build a small house in the middle of the woods? Can someone with no carpentry skills do it? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Sep 23, 2008 - 19 answers

Where can I find plans for cottages with a modern design aesthetic?

Where can I find plans (not kits) for cottages with a modern design aesthetic? [more inside]
posted by SNACKeR on Oct 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Get us away from the world for a couple of weeks' honeymoon

My fiancée and I are looking for an isolated honeymoon cottage on the coast, in a temperate region. Can you find it for us? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Feb 4, 2007 - 18 answers

Other uses for a cottage may include...

My family is buying a cottage in the woods. Help suggest some fun activities to keep things interesting! [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Nov 13, 2005 - 15 answers

Good UK coastal villages for holidays

I am looking to go away for a long weekend with friends and hire a cottage. We want to go to somewhere coastal ideally and find a village to stay in that has a some pubs and places to eat. We have been to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire a few times and are looking for somewhere quaint and pretty like that where you can have a few walks on the beach and a few pints. Any ideas for anywhere good? Any recommendations for cottages would also be appreciated. Cheers.
posted by blacksky on Nov 12, 2005 - 8 answers

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