We lived in Regina most of our lives, married young, had two children, started businesses of our own, one of which we ran for over 30 years. Our lives were hectic, to say the least, with two shops to run and two daughters with school and sports activities, we were always on the go! The view out our window was of our neighbour’s house…we needed a change of scenery!
We found a waterfront “fixer upper” cabin on Katepwa Lake, which I slowly renovated, learning carpentry as I went, with the help of my friend and neighbour, turning it into a year-round home, with a newly added living room addition which has stunning lake views. Next, I designed and built a boat house with a guest house on top and a deck right out over the waterfront. I did most of the work myself on this build (with guidance from my friend) from plumbing and electrical to framing, drywall and even the roofing! It turned out great and is usable all year round! You can enjoy the water all summer or ice skate all winter then warm up with hot chocolate in front of the fireplace afterwards! What a great lifestyle we found here!