The cottage can offer more than relaxation. For the inventive thrill seeker, the cottage is the perfect place to let your imagination run wild. Just remember two things – make it fun and make it safe.

Slides, jumps, trampolines, and swings of all kinds. Pick your pleasure and you can probably find some Internet inspiration for how to make your own version.

I wasn’t exactly surprised when I saw these DIY roller coasters.

This one has been extended over the past two years and will eventually run into the water – FUN!

Out of curiosity, I spent some time online and found that lots of people have built their own coasters in all shapes, sizes, lengths and speeds. You can find lots of building tips and advice from people who’ve got experience bringing amusement park fun to their own properties. If you’re looking for your next cottage project, here it is. You’ll be the talk of the lake for sure. So start collecting those PVC pipes and wood beams now and get ready for a busy spring!

About the author

Kyle H.

Kyle H.


Each weekend my wife, baby and I climb into my Chevy Colorado... aka the white sheep… aka the cottage vehicle and drive up to the cottage in hopes to make it up before the sunset or in time for a quick ski or for dinner. We are really hoping to fit in all three! But, if we don't get it all in Friday night, we still have the rest of the weekend to do that plus… play games, BBQ's, see friends and family, campfires, swimming, skating, tobogganing, beers, pranks, boating, cliff jumping, rope swings, water falls, river rides, fire works, relax and so much more! I love the cottage and everything that goes with it.