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Oct 11

The Blog Cabin 2012 Winner Drawing

Yes, indeed, fans. We randomly selected the winner of the Blog Cabin 2012 Giveaway! For those curious about the drawing process, please watch the following video. Just a note: Lottery balls numbered one through five designate mail-in entries and lottery balls numbered six through 542 designate online entries. When the representative selects the ball, she reads its batch number to know whether to head to a specific bin, dump its contents on the floor and pull out one mail-in entry or head to the computer to type in the batch number and let the computer randomly select one online entry. It’s all pretty serious business!

We will announce the name of the winner in late October. Keep checking back here for details!


  • Posted at 5:29 pm on October 10, 2012
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536 Comments

  1. I feel like an owl… Who?!! Who?!! Who?!!

    MarleneD on October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm
  2. Well, the San Francisco giants just battled back from a shaky season to win the pennant —and will host the first game of the World Series !! Maybe that luck will extend so that the Blog Cabin winner will be a blogger from the San Francisco bay area ?? ;) B) ^_^

    LLColeman on October 23, 2012 at 3:17 am
    • LL, Goes to show anything can happen! We will know the winner of the Blog Cabin sooner or later. I was hoping it would be sooner. I even checked at midnight to see if anything had been posted but not yet….I am excited for the winner. What a great opportunity for them to live on the Maine coast. I think with the miles of shoreline on the Maine coast that DIY should think about the possibility of having another Blog Cabin there. :D

      bythebaydreamer on October 23, 2012 at 8:16 am
  3. Thanks Rhonda for the beautiful pictures! when I win BC you are invited to take a tour and drink tea with my family.
    I reiterate the thaks:)

    Gisela on October 23, 2012 at 9:11 am
  4. Very anxious to hear who the blessed winner is of the fabulous cabin and location. I will be checking back today, as they state , the winner will be announced today on the website. Virginia S./Angel Station

    Virginia Sams on October 23, 2012 at 9:52 am
  5. I'm wondering…was that the actual call to the winner? But It wasn't my voice on the receiving end and I now need my medicine!!!! LOL Congrats to the Blog Cabin Winner! So exciting!

    DAngelo on October 23, 2012 at 11:05 am
  6. Please, Please Mary don't keep us waiting any longer, we have suffered long enough..seems like forever since the drawing of that lucky number…Please reveal the very Lucky Winner so we can meet her! We are ready for a new Journey and another great place for the next Blog Cabin..If DIY hasn't chosen the new location PLEASE let us help you chose the location….We are waiting patiently???

    Jennie/Florida on October 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    • That is choose the location!

      Jennie/Florida on October 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm
  7. I visited the home in September. It is in a lovely area and I did have lunch at the Moody Diner. I live in Tennessee and while it is a beautiful state, I do love Maine! I do so wish that I was being vetted to be the winner of this beautiful home.

    marchingon on October 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    • I visited it in Sept as well (he he – didn't see you there). Lovely place. Walked around and peeked in the windows. Grounds are wonderful, half mile down to the water, and a mile behind the barn into the woods (with a trail). Being Maine I find that scene delightful, but it's always 'cool' there. It will get a couple days each summer in the 70s, but not many warm days. I am curious about how the winner likes the outdoor stuff, patio, deck, hot tub are great, but in Maine between the cool days and nights, and the mosquitos (that's the state bird), I'm surprised there was no screened in porch.

      Geoff Meissner on October 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    • Marchingon, I love your state TN too. Absolutely Beautiful state, you are lucky to live there! I'm your neighbor in NC.

      Mel on October 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm
  8. Yeah…..The Day has come…New Thread with Winner and Family!!!!!!!

    Jennie/Florida on October 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm
  9. As I said, Sarah's winning posts sounded a bit suspicious.

    ArtME on October 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm
  10. Congratulations to the winner, many years of happiness in your special home.

    teresa on November 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

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Blog Cabin is the groundbreaking multimedia experience based on a very simple idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! This truly interactive series asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real vacation getaway. Expert hosts from DIY Network series will be on hand to rebuild the 1920s lakeside house that will become a luxurious home for a lucky sweepstakes winner. Plus, a one-hour Blog Cabin special, hosted by tool expert Chris Grundy, will highlight the incredible transformation.
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