Building & Renovation

Rustic Update for Remote Getaways

Cottage living can mean different things to different people. For some, a cottage is simply a home in a more rural location where there are opportunities to enjoy nature close at hand but with all the amenities of home. For others, the cottage is a place off the beaten path where access to everyday amenties like internet, phone service and the like are limited or non-existent. This rustic setting offers a true escape from the day to day hustle but it can come with its own obstacles such as limited plumbing, limited access to electrical service and the like. Here are a few tips to help get the most out of your rustic cottage setting!


A gas powered generator is a must have for cottages that are off the beaten path. Poor weather conditions can result in a loss of power, sometimes for days at a time. Ensure you have a system large enough to power your basic needs such as heating systems, lighting and food storage. (Photo source:


Just because you’re roughing it, doesn’t mean you need to spend your whole weekend lugging water and cleaning! Saniflo offers a number of fantastic options for cottage owners that allow you to improve your plumbing at a fraction of the cost!

The SANIVITE drain pump is one example. The SANIVITE system can be used to drain gray water from a sink, dishwasher, washing machine, shower and more! This makes it possible to add additional plumbing features to your cottage quickly and easily! 

Strong enough to handle hot water and grease, the SANIVITE is small enough to fit comfortably inside a kitchen cabinet or vanity or inside the overhang of a whirlpool. – Saniflo,

As seen in our 2021 Cottage & Outdoor Living Special Edition – available to download for free today!

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