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Set beside a lake in rural Belgium, the Woodland Cabin is a small, inexpensive getaway. Self-built on a budget under $40,000, it measures 35 square meters, with a concrete strip foundation, suspended wooden floor, and beams and siding that come from the architect's father, who milled them from trees sourced in the surrounding woods. Heat comes from a wood burning stove, and its waterside setting serves as an ideal backdrop for work, gatherings, or just long, relaxing naps.

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There's nothing wrong with tipping back a few hard ciders during the fall season, but if you'd rather stick with beer, Big Leaf Maple from Anchor Brewing is as festive as it gets. Inspired by a tree native to California, Big Leaf Maple is a balanced red ale brewed using two caramel malts, pale malts, three additions of Nelson Sauvin hops, and a hint of maple syrup. Available while the leaves are changing, but typically gone by the time they hit the ground.