Somewhere south of Georgian Bay, near the Blue Mountains, there's a large acreage of rolling hills and hay fields straight out of The Shire. The building at it's heart is a fascinating combination of Scandinavian cottage, a handcrafted aesthetic and contemporary design. The land, including an old barn, was purchased cooperatively by 10 people in 1970. A house was constructed soon after with input and labour from the whole group. Now the second generation are adding their mark to this magnificent feat of shared ownership. Our friend and host for the weekend recently worked on a huge renovation including his fine cabinetry, creatively integrated into the existing stonework. The property also includes a sprawling forest, farmed fields, vegetable garden, chicken coup, solar panels, wood shop, basketball court, and playground. A ceramic studio and cabin are currently in the works with dreams of a pizza oven and sauna to come. Gardens and trees create privacy so that you can well imagine finding a sequestered spot when the place is bustling on summer weekends.