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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Building a Dock

The days are long gone when a few tool-savvy friends could help a do-it-yourselfer put in a wooden or metal pier. We've compiled a list of questions you can use when you sit down with a contractor to discuss adding a dock.

 

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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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