Cottage Haven was created by people who love to spend time living closer to nature, be it at their vacation home, cottage, camp, cabin, or simply by living in the country.  We became concerned that this way of life may not continue to exist for future generations and wanted to do our part.


Welcome!  I am Mike Weeghel, and I have been spending time at my Northern Ontario cottage my entire life, and all of my best family memories have been created there.

I wanted to make sure that future generations of my family would be able to have the same experiences as they grew up.  So I started to learn about what one person could do to live a little more sustainably and in harmony with nature.

I began to make small changes in the way that I did things because of what I had learned.

In doing so, I realized it wasn’t hard to do, I just hadn’t known any better.  And as the saying goes, when you know better you do better.

As other people saw what I was doing, I learned that they wanted the same future for their families.

For this project, I wanted to try and put together the content I could never find online when I was attempting to learn how to live more sustainably.

I hope to succeed in this mission. I will give it my best shot because I know your cottage is as important to your family as mine is to me.

mike from cottage haven

Our Team

Sienna Kaur

Sienna has been an environmental freelance writer for the past 8 years.  She is passionate about sharing her love of all things green living with the world.  

Berardo Bruni

Bernardo has spent the last 7 years travelling the world and learning from people who live off the land.  He writes about all things yard and garden.

What to do now?

If you are here it means you too are looking to improve how to do things in a way that will help preserve the experience of living closer to nature for future generations.

The good news is, we have prepared everything to help you achieve that so from here you can either:

  • Read these Guides to help you understand xyz
  • read these other guides to pick the right xyz

We hope you enjoy the content we worked so hard to put together, and if you have any suggestions to make this site better, we’d love to hear them!

The Cottage Haven Team