Daydreaming about a cottage in the woods? Rainier Industries, Tukwila, Wash., may make those dreams a reality for customers with its new Rainier Cottage, a handcrafted canvas and Douglas fir structure for permanent or semi-permanent use. Sturdy enough for use year-round in most climates, the cottage’s 100-percent cotton Army Duck canvas is water repellent, mildew resistant and flame retardant. A rain fly made of 14-ounce reinforced vinyl with an acrylic top coat keeps out rain, and the frame is machine stress rated to sustain high wind and snow loads.
Two cottage models come in six sizes: the Tahoma with three screen windows and zipped opening, and the more rugged Denali with three glass windows and a door. Customize the cottage with double French doors, mini-blinds, high wind cables or modern necessities like electricity and heat. At an average $33 per square foot, the cottages can become a backyard office, guest room, playhouse, emergency shelter or ecotourism accommodations. For more information, visit www.Rainier.com/shelter/cottages.