Building at the Beach

Find green building tips, energy-saving ideas, construction material recommendations, and weatherproofing guidelines for building on the coast.

Building Tips

Find essential info for building on the coast from installing an outdoor shower to keeping storage dry.

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Those of us in the design and building trades enjoy having clients rely on us. But trusting your architect, designer, or builder is not the same thing as abandoning your dream to them. I've seen dreams become nightmares when homeowners had one idea and the people they hired worked in different directions. Building a house is a collaborative affair.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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