Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Powell Lake Cabins in Cottage Life Magazine

Wayne and I enjoy sharing about off-the-grid float cabin living on Powell Lake, here in Coastal BC. This month, we were included in an article about float cabins that was published in the May western edition of Cottage Life magazine.

Jim Sutherland, the article's author, came to Powell Lake to meet our favourite real estate agent, Harry Zroback. Harry was instrumental in helping us purchase our float cabin in 2001.

Our cabin on the first page of the Cottage Life article.
We were away on a barge quad trip to the head of Powell Lake when the author was scheduled to arrive. Harry still brought them by our cabin for photographs and I did a telephone interview after the fact.

The article entitled "The Good-Time Drifters" included several cabins and their owners. There were two nice shots of our cabin and a short story about us.

On the left there's a full page picture of our cabin and garden from the cliff above.

 Article excerpts (Cottage Life May 2016 page 110):
Powell Lake would almost escape the prying eyes of Google but for the blogs of one cottaging couple, Wayne and Margy Lutz. They have a place on the lake's west side ... near a spot called Hole in the Wall.

The Lutzes are the exception to the rule that everyone here is a local. In 2000, they came upon Powell Lake after flying up in their plane from California.

Maybe because they are on the lake for months at a time, maybe because they see themselves as homesteading ex-city folk than as weekending locals, their approach to float cabin dwelling is a little different.
It was fun sharing our part of the overall story that makes up life "up the lake." -- Margy

12 comments:

  1. Congrats to you, dearest friend of mine, you deserve this success !!!

    Hope your week is off to a great start I wish you most wonderful days to come,
    sending blessings of joy to you

    Dany

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    1. Thanks Dany - It's fun to share our of-the-grid home. - Margy

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  2. Great article! Congrats!

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  3. My gosh! Google Maps shows dozens of float cabins on Powell Lake!

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    1. The lake has about 200 float cabins and maybe 50 more land cabins. It's a big lake so it doesn't have a crowded feeling. - Margy

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  4. Cottage life - celebrities now!

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  5. You guys are getting quite famous now. Books, Mags, TV---wow! Celebrities. And I knew you when. LOL
    MB

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    1. Actually, it's been the blog that has attracted their initial attention. The reason I started it was to help sell Wayne's books, but it has grown into much more than that. - Margy

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  6. Super - it is great that others can learn about you and your float house. Love that umbrella and chairs in the photo. Now you are really famous - great article!! When are you going to be back in town - we need to get together.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn. The chairs are actually from one of the other articles in the magazine. We use our front porch for shade and drag our zero-gravity chairs out into the sun on the deck. Life is simple. - Margy

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